Brecksville, Ohio –Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park are teaming up to host Terry Seidel, Director of Land Protection for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, at Happy Days Lodge on Friday, January 27.

Seidel will discuss the role artists have played in the establishment of the National Park Service, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. He’ll highlight the work from the Hudson River School movement, which was founded by Thomas Cole, and the influence of other artists who have championed national parks over the past century. Seidel will also share the connections between Ohio, these influential artists, and the national parks today.

Seidel’s presentation is part of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Lyceum Lecture Series. The Lyceum series brings experts on history, adventure, and the natural world to Cuyahoga Valley National Park to share in-depth and engaging stories and discoveries.

This lecture will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $3 for children ages 3-12. Buy tickets at or by calling 330-657-2909, option 4.

Happy Days Lodge is located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), 1 mile west of SR 8, Peninsula 44264.