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Erie Street Cemetery Tour
Saturday, June 2 - noon to 4 pm
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Flag Day
Thursday, June 14 - 10:30 am
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Cleveland’s Birthday
Friday, July 20 - 11:30 am
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Annual Victory Commemoration
Monday, September 10
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ESA Tour
Wednesday, October 17
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Erie Street Cemetery book
Proceeds from the sale of this book go to ESA  more info...

Erie Street Cemetery - ESA had recently dedicated a new Memorial Stone to Veterans and a new bronze marker at the Carter grave site.

Veterans commission honors those who have served veterans and their community

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Cleveland, Ohio

Preserving the past while celebrating the future

Welcome to ESA!!

The Early Settlers Association (ESA) of the Western Reserve is one of the oldest civic organizations in an area once known as the Connecticut Lands of the Western Reserve (Northeast Ohio).

Since 1879

Formed more than a century ago (November 19, 1879) original members had some connection to the earliest settlers of the region. They adopted a constitution and a purpose or mission, which has not changed much to this day.

"Inspire greater understanding and interest in the history of Cleveland and the Western Reserve; to preserve the traditions of the Western Reserve; to organize, observe and celebrate the anniversaries of important historical events; to mark places with enduring signs; to further the best interest of Cleveland and the Western Reserve by cooperation with other organizations for the achievement of worthy historical, civic, educational and cultural goals".

The only change to our constitution has been to open the membership to any person who shares in the goals stated above regardless of his or her ancestry or place of residence.

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