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The Wades in Wartime – 1830-1945

Date: Sat. April 9th, 2016, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd


Wade LetterThe name Wade is familiar to many in northeast Ohio who enjoy Wade Park, the area surrounding Wade Lagoon, or those who attend Wade Oval Wednesdays.  University Circle is a nationally and internationally respected cultural center thanks, in part, to the generosity and influence of the Wade family.  The 9000+ pages of the Jeptha Homer Wade Family Papers, 1771-1957 in the archives of the Cleveland History Center at WRHS consist of correspondence, diaries, travel journals, autobiographical sketches, deeds, drawings, financial records, and scrapbooks that can be mined shed light on a wide range of topics.  In her presentation, Holly Witchey, Director of The Wade Project at Western Reserve Historical Society, will focus on the service-related and wartime experiences of five generations of Wades.

Free and open to the public.  Registration recommended. Registration Button



About the Speaker:

Holly WitcheyHolly Witchey is an art historian and museum consultant with more than 25 years of experience working in museums. She teaches ethics and convergence issues online in the JHU M.A. in Museum Studies program, as well as museum studies and Renaissance art history in the classroom at Case Western Reserve University where she is adjunct faculty in the Department of Art History. Dr. Witchey is the Editor and Co-PI of the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report: Museum Edition and lead blogger for MIDEA (, a non-profit organization with the goal to provide, timely, succinct and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions. Her musings on Renaissance topics can be found at Quattrocentrist ( Previously, Dr. Witchey served as director of new media at the Cleveland Museum of Art and prior to that was associate curator of European art at the San Diego Museum of Art. Dr. Witchey has a Ph.D. in European Painting and Sculpture.


Additional Information:

Click HERE for information about The Wade Project.

Event Co-sponsor:

Cleveland History Center




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