Shaker Heights Collaboration Wins OHPO Award

On September 28, the Ohio Historic Preservation Office awarded its 2013 Public Education & Awareness Award to, a project of the City of Shaker Heights, Shaker Heights Landmark Commission, and Shaker Heights Public Library.  In addition to a digital historic building card index that makes it possible to trace the history of this planned suburb, 80 percent of which is designated on the National Register of Historic Places, the project involved a collaboration with the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities to create more than 40 new sites on the Cleveland Historical mobile app in conjunction with the 2012 Shaker Heights Centennial.  Cleveland State students employed through the Center’s 2012 Provost’s Engaged Scholarship summer undergraduate research grant program conducted some 4o oral history interviews with Shaker Heights residents in support of the Cleveland Historical Team’s app development.  Among the clips on the app drawn from this oral history work are those on the Ludlow Community Association story.  Look for more to come.