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Different Stokes

Western Reserve takes a look at the politico brothers.


Photographs, awards, and a trumpet go on display today at the Western Reserve Historical Society's From the Projects to Politics: Carl & Louis Stokes. The 200-piece exhibit documents the lives of the sibling lawmakers. Louis even donated personal papers that he accumulated as a congressman. But some memorabilia almost didn't make it. Last May, someone accidentally walked off with Louis' suitcase at a Washington airport. A month later, a traveling businessman realized his mistake. "Some road warrior put it in his closet and never opened it up," says museum spokeswoman Rita Kueber. "[Louis] was grateful to have it back, because the contents can't be replaced."
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 20. Continues through July 31, 2006

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