The Irish in Cleveland—Their History & Communities

Presenter will be Margaret Lynch, Executive Director of the Irish American Archives Society.     The growth of Cleveland matched the growth of the Irish population in this area. Their communities, social […]

Irish American

Irish American Archives The Irish American History Archives is a collecting initiative of the Library of the Western Reserve Historical Society. The program collects, preserves, and makes available for research […]

Meet Frederick Douglass

Meet Frederick Douglass Children and families are invited to a special living history performance to hear Nathan Richardson as Frederick Douglass speak on how he taught himself how to read […]

Frederick Douglass Speaks on Democracy

Frederick Douglass Speaks on Democracy Join Frederick Douglass (Nathan M. Richardson, Living History Interpreter) and Rania Assily, Professor of History at Cuyahoga Community College for a conversation about the meaning […]

Education Explorer

Education Explorer   Tinkerbelle: Exploring a BIG World in a LITTLE Space In 1965, Clevelander Robert Manry realized his lifelong dream and completed an amazing journey across the Atlantic Ocean. […]

Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties – Cleveland Ghost Stories

*Event occurs at the Music Box Supper Club (1148 Main Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113)*

Cleveland Ghost Stories – This Halloween we are joined by Charles Cassady Jr. & William Krejci to hear the stories of the paranormal activity in Cleveland. These stories stem from legends that have been passed down through the ages, and from actual events that have happened here in Cleveland. This is sure to be a spooktacular event.

Historic Pub Crawl: Kamm’s Corners

This April, the Cleveland History Center’s biannual Historic Pub Crawl will be held in the heart of West Park, Kamm’s Corners! Made possible by the WRHS Young Professionals Auxiliary, the Spring […]

Chambers Funeral Home

Chambers Funeral Home Records (MS 5073) Chambers Funeral Home was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, by William F. Chambers, Sr. and his wife Agnes B. Chambers in 1933. The funeral home […]

McGorray Brothers Funeral Home

McGorray Brothers Funeral Home Ledger Books (MS 4805) The McGorray Brothers Funeral Home was founded by Mark McGorray on the westside of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1873 as the McGorray Funeral […]

Genealogy Index

Online Genealogy Resources Search the Index The Research Library is pleased to present a search of its genealogical resources that have been indexed to date. Please note that while this […]