Next Curators and Cocktails at South Franklin Circle is May 9, 4:30 p.m.

Curators and Cocktails, a new science-focused lecture series co-produced by South Franklin Circle retirement community and The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, presents “The Fireland Ground Sloth and the Case for Early Human Predation in Ohio,” Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public and takes place in the Chautauqua Room at South Franklin Circle, 16600 Warren Court, Bainbridge Township. RSVP is required. Please call (440) 247-1300 or visit

Guests may enjoy cocktails as Museum Curator Dr. Brian G. Redmond tells the fascinating story behind the bones of a Jefferson’s Ground Sloth discovered in the Firelands Museum in Norwalk, Ohio in 1998. Learn about its excavation, through the historical study to relocate its place of origin, to the recent scientific investigation.

About Brian G. Redmond, Ph.D.
Brian G. Redmond, Ph.D. is Curator and James Otis Hower Chair of Archaeology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He is a native Clevelander and joined the Museum in 1994. His major research interests include pottery analysis, early human hunting and bone tool technology, and the development of agricultural village life and community organization in the Midwest. His current projects include excavation of the 2,800 year-old enclosure and village site known as Heckleman near Milan, Ohio, and the analysis of collections from the Late Woodland 1,000 year-old Harbour site settlement in Sandusky, Ohio.


About South Franklin Circle
South Franklin Circle is a new lifestyle model for people seeking an alternative to a traditional retirement community. Owned and operated by Cleveland-based Judson Services, Inc., a non-profit organization which has been creating living choices for older adults in Northeast Ohio for more than 100 years. More

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