A City Worth Fighting For: Cleveland’s Role in WWI Opens

A City Worth Fighting For: Cleveland’s Role in WWI is a new exhibition opening on April 7, 2018.

This exhibition uses artifacts from the museum’s rarely seen military collection to tell the story of a city at war. It showcases the many ways, both civic and industrial, that Cleveland supported the war effort, and it shares the stories of men and women from Northeast Ohio that served in the trenches in France.

A City Worth Fighting For also illuminates the ways that World War I changed Cleveland forever and helped to create the city we live in today.

Somewhere In Time: 1969




“The Year of Change”

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Calling all hippies, soldiers, freedom riders, and squares—pull out your fab-est threads and come celebrate the age of protest, creativity, and change. Somewhere in Time: 1969 will explore this year of change and take University Circle back to its days as a counterculture center. Nationwide Nixon was bringing US soldiers home from Vietnam and the first of mankind stepped foot on the moon. Americans flocked to Woodstock for peace and love while student organizations around the nation took over campuses demanding to be heard. In Cleveland, our river burned and caught the world on fire. Our citizens were fighting in Vietnam and leading national protest movements. We said goodbye to the Palace Theatre and Euclid Beach Park but hello to the 1st Hessler Street Fair and music greats like Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. At Somewhere in Time: 1969 explore the hip revolution through exclusive archive and collection materials while grooving out to the sounds of the decade.


Saturday, February 2, 2018

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

Wear your Radical Rags Mod Modes, dress to show off your Rocker Realness


VIP Preview
6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Party Begins
7:00pm to 11:00pm

This party is for guests 21 years of age and over.  Proceeds from Somewhere in Time support Education and Public Programs
at the Cleveland History Center.  If you cannot attend but would like to donate, please click here.

Complementary valet service off of Magnolia Drive near the Cleveland Starts Here® Entrance

Purchase Tickets by Phone | 216.721.5722 x 1003
Questions? Email us at tickets@wrhs.org.

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In Fashion

Celebrate fashion, mothers, daughters, and friends on Saturday, May 9th. Kick off your day with a brunch amid the exhibits of the Crawford Auto Aviation Collection before shopping the trunk show and learning about the historic garment industry in Cleveland.  Top off the day with a look at how prominent Clevelander’s dressed at the turn of the 20th century with the exhibition In Grand Style.

Admission gains access to all events of the day:

    10:00 am– Trunk Show Opens

      Vendors include:  Donna Marchetti Design, NOTO Boutique, Little Sweet Pea Closet, Lindsay Jean-Marie, What a Great Hat!, B, Carter Design, Designs by Dawson

    11:00 am– Brunch

    1:00 pm– “Off the Rack” Presentation of fans from the WRHS Collection with Leanne C. Tonkin of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Leanne Tonkin earned her BA in Fashion from the University of Leeds and worked for 10 years as a commercial fashion designer in the United Kingdom.  In 2007, she graduated with distinction with a Master of Art in the History of Textiles and Dress, followed in 2009 with a Master of Art in Textile Conservation from the Textile Conservation Centre.  In January 2014, she became an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Brunch Menu
Fresh Fruit Salad
Assorted Mini Quiche
New Potato Filled with Whipped Boursin Cheese and topped with Caramelized Bacon
Spinach and Feta Cheese in Crispy Phyllo Dough
Assorted Deviled Eggs
Mimosas & Bloody Mary’s
Coffee, Assorted Hot Tea, Water

Please pre-register in advance online below or by calling Sara Gross, (216) 721-5722 ext. 1502. Admission is $25 for WRHS members and $35 for general public attendees.