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Empire Builders -- Book Launch with Shaker Author Lauren R. Pacini

The Shaker Historical Society and Shaker Heights Public Library are proud to sponsor the launch of Empire Builders: An Illustrated History of the Rise and Fall of Cleveland’s Van Sweringen Brothers (Indiana University Press, 2024), the latest book from architectural photographer and local history author Lauren R. Pacini. The first biography of the Van Sweringen brothers in more than twenty years, Empire Builders shares the remarkable rise and fall of Oris P. and Mantis J. Sweringen, brothers born into poverty with a vision that holds a lasting legacy in Shaker Heights and Cleveland. Join us on Thursday, June 6 at the Shaker Historical Society to hear author Lauren Pacini discuss the book, purchase a copy, and tour a new Lissauer Gallery exhibition featuring Pacini’s architectural photographs of Van Sweringen properties. This event will be held at the Shaker Historical Society.

Due to limited space, registration with the Historical Society is required.

While at the museum, please visit the accompanying exhibit:

Building an Empire: The Architecture of the Van Sweringens June 6-August 25, 2024 Lissauer Gallery, Shaker Historical Society

Please note that access to the exhibition in the second floor Lissauer Gallery requires navigation of stairs.

Thursday, June 6, 2024
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)

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