I love what an active young professional community there is in Cleveland. Last night, my friend Sara and I got to check out a great event put on by the Cleveland History Center Young Professionals. The group puts on monthly “History on Tap” events designed to make history fun and accessible, paired with networking and cocktails too.
This month’s History on Tap was themed “Cut from a Different Cloth,” examining the history of Cleveland’s role in the fashion industry. We got to see a pop-up exhibit of garments that you could even get hands-on with (including wearing a hoop skirt).
There was also a textile demo table from Hale Farm, showing how fibers are produced locally.
And there was a screen-printing demo for a more modern approach to fashion production.
There was also a panel discussion featuring Sean Bilovecky of The Pattern Makers, Aaron Jacobsom of FAAN, and Hillary Stone of the Fashion School at Kent State University.
Beyond the fashion-themed parts of the evening, you could also take in all the other permanent parts of the Cleveland History Center, including the beautiful Euclid Beach Carousel.
Add in light apps and a beer, wine, and specialty cocktail bar and you have a an evening that makes history so fun and fashionable! The next History on Tap is scheduled for May 12 with the theme Rock and Roll on the Record. Tickets are $10 at the door, $7 in advance, and $5 for WRHS members. The Young Professionals are also hosting a pub crawl in Lakewood on Saturday, April 30.
As a young professional in Cleveland, there are so many great options for getting out and meeting people with like interests, as well as taking in some great Cleveland institutions! For more information on upcoming Cleveland History Center Young Professionals events and how to get involved with this group, click here.
***Disclosure: I was invited to attend the History on Tap event with a guest at no charge. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***