BVHS May Potluck Dinner Program

Join a Celebration of the “Life of Eleanor Roosevelt”

Join the Bay Village Historical Society on May 17 as it celebrates the “Life of Eleanor Roosevelt,” an American politician, diplomat and activist.

Guest speaker Ruth Pangrace will give her portrayal of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest-serving First Lady of the United States during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office.  Eleanor Roosevelt served as the United States delegate to the United Nations, chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She later chaired President Kennedy’s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. She was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences, write a daily newspaper column, write a monthly magazine column, host a weekly radio show and speak at a national convention. Roosevelt was regarded as one of the most esteemed women in history and called, “the object of almost universal respect” in her New York Times obituary.

The 7 p.m. program will be preceded by a 6 p.m. social hour and potluck dinner at the Bay Village Community House. The historical society will provide the main course of barbecued pulled pork. Guests with a last name beginning with A to L are asked to being an appetizer or dessert for 10 to share. Attendees with a last name beginning with M to Z are asked to bring a side dish. All guests must bring their own place setting.

Admission is free for Bay Village Historical Society members. If you are not a member, a $5 donation is requested when you arrive at the meeting. Membership is encouraged and the annual fee is only $20. Please RSVP to Steve Ruscher at or 216-346-5645.

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