NEW EXHIBIT OPENING: Rev. E. Theophilus Caviness

Explore the life of one of Cleveland’s most impactful community builders, Rev. Emmitt Theophilus Caviness. His move from Texas to Cleveland in 1961 brought him to the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland’s Glenville Community where he continues to marry social activism and spirituality today. Discover his role in the Civil Rights Movement, feel the power of his preaching and music, and learn about his dedication to family and community engagement.


Learn more about Rev. E. Theophilus Caviness: Church, Community, Cleveland here or by joining us for the ribbon cutting ceremony today at noon.

Black History on Tap: My Corner of Cleveland

Black History on Tap | My Corner of Cleveland

If you’re are interested in getting your students involved in History Day, contact us at or 216-721-5722 ext. 1503.

The Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

For many, a neighborhood is more than a place to live; it’s an extended family. Join us on February 10th, from 1-4pm, as we celebrate some of Cleveland’s historic African-American communities at the Cleveland History Center’s 2nd Annual Black History on Tap: My Corner of Cleveland. From Hough to Glenville, Central to Cudell, come examine the people and events that have shaped these cultural niches and connect with those who are forging their communities’ futures.​​

This event is being offered free of charge to local educators!  Learn more about our annual teacher appreciation professional development session, Cocktails & Curriculum, and reserve your spot today by clicking here.


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