POSTPONED – Exhibit Grand Opening | Women & Politics

1920. A new decade has dawned, ushering in an era of hidden speakeasies, shortened hemlines, jazz music, and – underneath it all – vast political change. 100 years later, we invite you to step back in time as we celebrate our newest permanent exhibit, Women & Politics, with a 1920s soiree in our historic Bingham-Hanna Mansion.

Travel back to 1920s Cleveland to celebrate the historic passage of the 19th Amendment. Be the first to see the Cleveland History Center’s new exhibit as you enjoy food, dancing, and libations in our Bingham-Hanna Mansion and Garden. Themed attire is strongly encouraged, so dust off your glad rags and come decked out in your 1920s best!

Activities include:

VIP Preview
6:00 – 7:00pm
Exclusive early access to exhibit
Meet and greet with exhibit designers
Behind-the-scenes experience

The Party Begins
7:00 – 10:00pm
Admission to exhibit
Heavy hors d’oeuvres
Open bar
Live music
Pop-up displays
Exhibit tours with curators
Silent auction
Performance by historic Suffragists
1920s costume contest

Tickets
VIP | $150
General Admission | $100
WRHS Members | $75
Click below to purchase. All proceeds benefit Education & Public Programming efforts at the Cleveland History Center.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Lillian Emmons Family Fund

Eric & Jessica Schreiber

Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates

Triner Associates, Inc.

Arthur Heuer & Joan Hulburt

POSTPONED – Homeschool Field Trip Days | Carousel Explorer

May: Carousel Explorer

How would you design a carousel? For this lesson, students will learn the history of our 109-year-old Euclid Beach Grand Carousel and get to ride it! Students will then study and classify the different types of carousel designs. Lastly, students will create their own carousel or carousel horse!

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

POSTPONED – Homeschool Field Trip Days | STEM Explorer

April: STEM Explorer

How do science and math affect everyday life? This month, students will study how the laws of math and science affect the way people live. Then, students will learn how museum engineers use STEM to create learning spaces for all visitors. Students will also be given the opportunity to create and crack different codes!

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Black History on Tap: The Living Legacy of Leo’s Casino

Join us for an after-hours party honoring the legendary Leo’s Casino nightclub! Guests will immerse themselves in 1960’s Cleveland and enjoy the sights and sounds of the famous R&B and Jazz club. Event features include live music, archival images of the Legends that rocked Leo’s stage, themed activities, and a unique look at Cleveland’s past from the decade. Stay tuned to social media to learn more about our event partners and highlights!

 

ADMISSION:

$15 member open bar wristband  (Advance online purchase only)

$25 non-member open bar wristband (Advance online purchase only)

 

DAY OF – Regular admission prices

$12 adults

$10 seniors

$6 kids

FREE for WRHS Members

 

Beverage Cost:

$7 cocktail

$5 wine

$4 GLBC bottle beer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for a full list of upcoming History on Tap dates

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Cleveland Explorer

February: Cleveland Explorer

How have the lives of Clevelanders changed through time? In this program, students will skills to compare and contrast “long ago” and “today.” Then, they will examine how Cleveland has changed over time. Students will understand how the idea of childhood and growing up have evolved throughout history as a result of changing work responsibilities and their surrounding environment.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Transportation Explorer

January: Transportation Explorer

Why is transportation important? During this field trip, students will study how transportation has changed over time, specifically the role Clevelanders played in changing forms of transportation. They will learn more about Cleveland’s rich history as a transportation center and worldwide car capitol.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Special Curator Session

December: Special Curator Session

Join us for a special hands-on session with our curators! Choose from one of the two options below:

Option 1: Hands-On History—Cleveland at War. Explore the life of a soldier and get hands-on with the materials and equipment Clevelanders would have dealt with during historic wartime experiences. Curator of Collections & Exhibits Eric Rivet will describe how wars of the past have affected Cleveland and walk students through the daily experiences of soldiers in the field.

Option 2: Behind-the-Scenes Costume Experience—Si Jolie. Meet our Museum Advisory Council Curator of Costumes & Textiles Patty Edmonson and enjoy a special curator-led tour of the beautiful exhibit, Si Jolie, to learn how French fashion influenced Clevelanders both abroad and right here in the city. Families will have a chance to experience more of the Chisholm Halle Costume Collection in a special way!

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Holiday Open House

Kick off the season with a Holiday Open House in our Hay-McKinney Mansion! This year, help decorate our mansion for the holidays and get a behind-the-scenes look as we install our special holiday exhibits. Children are invited to decorate their own holiday treats and create cards to take home or to send to veterans at the neighboring Louis Stokes VA Hospital. Then, venture upstairs for story time in the home’s historic nursery before exploring the rest of our galleries.

In appreciation of your membership, this event will be offered at no cost to WRHS members. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children and includes admission to all museum exhibits PLUS two rides apiece on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

Click below to reserve your tickets. For assistance, please call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

Activities

Dress the Hay | Help decorate the Hay-McKinney Mansion for the holidays and go behind-the-scenes to watch as our curatorial staff installs a special holiday pop-up exhibit in the mansion.

Cookie Decorating | Decorate your own holiday treats!

Holiday Craft | Create your own holiday cards to send to a loved one OR to a veteran at the Louis Stokes VA Hospital.

Story Time | Gather in our children’s nursery for readings from your favorite classic holiday stories. (Readings offered every 30 minutes, beginning at 1:30pm.)

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Citizenship Explorer

November: Citizenship Explorer

What does citizenship mean to you? For this month, students will answer what it means for them to be a “citizen” and discuss what it means for others as well. Additionally, students will learn how they can effect change for the benefit of themselves and others.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Homeschool Field Trip Days | Entrepreneurship Explorer

October: Entrepreneurship Explorer

Learn what it takes to become an entrepreneur! In this program, students will explore stories of Cleveland’s most famous entrepreneurs. Further, they will learn appropriate vocabulary to use regarding entrepreneurs. Students will also gain financial literacy skills and vocabulary.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Exhibit Opening | Electric, Steam, or Gasoline

Electric, Steam, or Gasoline | About the Exhibit

Today’s automobile designers and manufacturers are focused on adjusting to increased demands for power and fuel alternatives. The hope is that pollutant-free, long range, and efficient vehicles are just over the horizon.

But that’s not new!

As the Twentieth Century dawned, only 20% of American cars ran on gasoline! Come to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum and see over 100 years of technological innovation. Learn how our current thoughts regarding the future of transportation are firmly rooted in a fascinating past.

Schedule of Events

8:00-11:00am | Crawford, Coffee & Cars

1:00-2:00pm | Under the Hood: Behind-the-Scenes Exhibit Tour

2:00-3:00pm | The Story Behind Alternative Power (Speaker: John Lutsch, Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum Programming Manager)

(PREREGISTERED GUESTS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A FAST LINE FOR EASY CHECK-IN!)

 

Proceeds from this event benefit the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum at the Cleveland History Center.

Questions? Contact Whitney Stalnaker at 216-721-5722 x1307 or wstalnaker@wrhs.org.

Homeschool Field Trip Days | History Explorer

September: History Explorer

How do we learn from the past? This month, students will learn and practice basic study skills to help them become a better history analyst. Students will practice observing, classifying, reflecting, and synthesizing information from various sources. They will then explore primary sources and learn how to use them. This will allow students to connect lessons from the past to today.

About Homeschool Field Trip Days

Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections!

Appropriate for all ages. Students will be paired with a Museum Educator based on age (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13+) to ensure age-appropriate program content.

Pricing

Students: $6 each | Parents: Free | Ages 0-2: Free

Includes full museum admission and space to eat lunch after the program. All programs include a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

Click below to reserve your spot! For more information about the program, call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email education@wrhs.org.

 

Talk & Tours: The Story of Euclid Beach Park

The Story of Euclid Beach Park

Food, rides, and attractions. Why is Euclid Beach Park so very memorable? Join Carousel Volunteer & Training Coordinator John Frato to learn about its beginnings in 1895 and reminisce about its heyday, as well as its final days in 1969. Relive those special memories that Euclid Beach Park holds for Clevelanders, then embark on a short gallery tour to learn more about the real-life artifacts that inspired this program – including our Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel!

FREE with museum admission; Members FREE.

Interested in learning more about Northeast Ohio’s fascinating history? Click here to book a Speaking of Cleveland program today.

Talk & Tours: Eliot Ness’s Cleveland

Join us at 2:00pm every Wednesday and Saturday from June through August at the Cleveland History Center to enjoy highlights from some our favorite Cleveland stories followed by a short gallery tour to learn more about some of the real-life artifacts that inspired these programs!

FREE with museum admission; Members FREE.

This Talk & Tour: Eliot Ness’s Cleveland 

Step into post-prohibition Cleveland and learn about the forces that corrupted the city, causing the mayor to reach out to the then famously uncorrupt-able Eliot Ness to lead the city as Safety Director.

 

Interested in learning and hearing more about Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River or other fascinating pieces of Northeast history? Click here to book a Speaking of Cleveland program today.

Talk & Tours: Eliot Ness’s Cleveland

Join us at 2:00pm every Wednesday and Saturday from June through August at the Cleveland History Center to enjoy highlights from some our favorite Cleveland stories followed by a short gallery tour to learn more about some of the real-life artifacts that inspired these programs!

FREE with museum admission; Members FREE.

This Talk & Tour: Eliot Ness’s Cleveland 

Step into post-prohibition Cleveland and learn about the forces that corrupted the city, causing the mayor to reach out to the then famously uncorrupt-able Eliot Ness to lead the city as Safety Director.

 

Interested in learning and hearing more about Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River or other fascinating pieces of Northeast history? Click here to book a Speaking of Cleveland program today.

Talk & Tour: Cleveland’s Crooked River

Join us at 2:00pm every Wednesday and Saturday from June through August at the Cleveland History Center to enjoy highlights from some our favorite Cleveland stories followed by a short gallery tour to learn more about some of the real-life artifacts that inspired these programs!

FREE with museum admission; Members FREE.

 

THIS TALK & TOUR: Cleveland’s Crooked River

Follow the winding path of the Cuyahoga through CHC collections and learn a little about its life as a resource, as a fire hazard, and as an eventual rallying cry.

 

Interested in learning and hearing more about Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River or other fascinating pieces of Northeast history? Click here to book a Speaking of Cleveland program today

Talk & Tour: Cleveland’s Crooked River

Join us at 2:00pm every Wednesday and Saturday from June through August at the Cleveland History Center to enjoy highlights from some our favorite Cleveland stories followed by a short gallery tour to learn more about some of the real-life artifacts that inspired these programs!

FREE with museum admission; Members FREE.

 

THIS TALK & TOUR: Cleveland’s Crooked River

Follow the winding path of the Cuyahoga through CHC collections and learn a little about its life as a resource, as a fire hazard, and as an eventual rallying cry.

 

Interested in learning and hearing more about Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River or other fascinating pieces of Northeast history? Click here to book a Speaking of Cleveland program today

Talk & Tours: Stories From Millionaires Row

Join us at 2:00pm every Wednesday and Saturday from June through August at the Cleveland History Center to enjoy highlights from some our favorite Cleveland stories followed by a short gallery tour to learn more about some of the real-life artifacts that inspired these programs!

FREE with museum admission; Members FREE.

This Talk & Tour: Stories From Millionaires Row

Explore Euclid Avenue’s heyday—it’s famous residents and the beautiful art & architecture they surrounded themselves in.

 

Interested in learning and hearing more about Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River or other fascinating pieces of Northeast history? Click here to book a Speaking of Cleveland program today.

Talk & Tours: Stories From Millionaires Row

Join us at 2:00pm every Wednesday and Saturday from June through August at the Cleveland History Center to enjoy highlights from some our favorite Cleveland stories followed by a short gallery tour to learn more about some of the real-life artifacts that inspired these programs!

FREE with museum admission; Members FREE.

This Talk & Tour: Stories From Millionaires Row

Explore Euclid Avenue’s heyday—its famous residents and the beautiful art & architecture they surrounded themselves in.

 

Interested in learning and hearing more about Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River or other fascinating pieces of Northeast history? Click here to book a Speaking of Cleveland program today.

Talk & Tours: Tales from the Cleveland State Hospital

Join us at 2:00pm every Wednesday and Saturday from June through August at the Cleveland History Center to enjoy highlights from some our favorite Cleveland stories followed by a short gallery tour to learn more about some of the real-life artifacts that inspired these programs!

FREE with museum admission; Members FREE.

This Talk & Tour: Tales from the Cleveland State Hospital 

Step back in time to the 1950s and discover the seedy truth of the Cleveland State Hospital through a Cleveland Press expose of their practices and mental health treatment.

 

Interested in learning and hearing more about Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River or other fascinating pieces of Northeast history? Click here to book a Speaking of Cleveland program today.