“River Fire & Fire Boats: A Look at the Significant Fires on the Cuyahoga”

With the Crooked River Contrasts exhibit as a backdrop, Paul Nelson, historian of the Western Reserve Fire Museum, will give a lecture discussing the history of 15 major fires along the Cuyahoga River and the battles to extinguish them.

Nelson’s lecture, titled “River Fire & Fire Boats: A Look at the Significant Fires on the Cuyahoga,” will be held Tuesday, April 23, at 2 p.m. in Kelvin Smith Library’s first-floor art gallery. The event will highlight the opening of the Crooked River Contrasts exhibit in the Kelvin Smith Library art gallery.

Attendees also will learn about the Western Reserve Fire Museum.

A reception will follow the presentation.

Register for the talk through CampusGroups.

Kelvin Smith Library, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, XTINGUISH, West Creek Conservancy and Ohio Humanities will sponsor the event.