Midwest joined with Canalway partners in 2019 in presenting the first annual Cleveland History Days celebration. With a large variety of programs held throughout the city, MRPS sponsored open houses in conjunction with other area organizations. The open houses proved to be among the most popular events on the schedule. Unfortunately, events in 2020 and 2021 were not held due to the Covid-19 mandates that were in place at the time but hopefully they will resume in 2022.
The Great Lakes Science Center presented an exhibit in 2018 titled "The Science of Trains" in which Midwest partnered to provide educational and historical exhibits that included a moveable truck assembly on rails, a freight wheel sliced in half mounted on a piece of rail and many artifacts from our archives including a train board and signage from the Terminal Tower. MRPS volunteers also helped to man the exhibit and offered history and scientific explanations to visitors.
When the Towpath Trail was under construction alongside Quigley Road, Midwest was instrumental in providing exhibits and benches that were incorporated into the Roundhouse Overlook above West 3rd Street in Tremont. Items on display include a crossbuck and benches that were constructed from railcar wheels.
Our volunteer members present talks and programs at libraries and historical societies throughout the Greater Cleveland Area. Customized to suit specific requests, the programs have included topics such as the history of railroads in the Cleveland area and the history of the B&O Railroad and its' predecessor the Cleveland Terminal & Valley Railway.