Attend viewing of new documentary on history of University Circle Sept. 30

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities invites the Case Western Reserve Community and general public to the Cleveland premiere of the documentary University Circle: Creating a Sense of Place on Monday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium.

Nearly 3 million people annually travel to University Circle for work, school or pleasure. Yet, some might be stumped when asked about its past and how it became Cleveland’s cultural, educational and medical center.

More than three years in the making, executive producer Nina Gibans and videographer Jesse Epstein tell the neighborhood’s story in the new documentary.

Gibans and Epstein captured 18 hours of materials that will be shared and accessible to the community through an archive in Cleveland State University’s Public History and Digital Humanities Institute, a narrated walking tour, and Teachable Moments for educators and community groups.

They received funding from the Ohio Humanities Council and private donations to launch the project’s research and filming.

Following the premiere, Dan Moulthrop, CEO of The City Club of Cleveland, will moderate and engage participants from the Free Clinic, Hessler Street and Magnolia House in the panel discussion, “Hidden Stories: National Models.”

The City Club of Cleveland, the Ohio Humanities Council and University Circle Inc. have joined the Baker-Nord Center to sponsor the free and public event.

Registration is recommended.

For information, contact Maggie Kaminski in the Baker-Nord Center at 216.368.2242 or email