Somewhere In Time: Satin & Soot

Can’t Attend?  You can still make a donation here.

Travel to a time when Cleveland was abuzz with bustling factories and horse-drawn carriages at every street corner. From burgeoning businesses to newly formed cultural institutions, celebrate our boomtown by the lake at Somewhere In Time 1870. Step into the shoes of an everyday Clevelander in an era where big name industrialists, public libraries, and pro-baseball were on the rise, and Cleveland was on its way to becoming one of the largest cities in the nation. Whether you’re a factory girl, a newspaper boy, or a millionaire tycoon, all are welcome to attend and revel in the industrial elegance of the Forest City!  To purchase tickets, please see below.



Saturday, January 27, 2018

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

Dress as Your Favorite Industrial Age Icon
From Ballroom to Factory Floor, Fat-Cat Tycoon, Victorian Vixen, or Steampunk Hero


Millionaire’s Row VIP Preview
6:00pm to 7:00pm

  • Exclusive Performance from the Euclid Avenue Opera House
  • Elegant Epicurean Bill of Fare
  • A Word from a Women’s Temperance Crusader
  • Premium Spirits & Throwback Signature Cocktails

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

  • An Exclusive Performance From the Exceptional Cleveland Ballet Company
  • Silent Auction of Unique Behind the Scenes Cleveland Experiences
  • Neck and Neck Racing at the Glenville Race Track
  • Augusta Mittleberger’s French Poise School
  • Fleet Avenue Tavern – Polka, a Lager and a Shot
  • Tastings from Cleveland’s Old-World Neighborhoods
  • Satin or Soot Costume Contest
  • After-the-Race Games of Chance at the Roadside Club
  • A Bit in the Cups Irish Pub Sing-a-long with The Portersharks
  • Signature Cocktails, Wine and Suds

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 Reinberger Gallery Entrance

Purchase Tickets by Phone | 216.721.5722 x 1003
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Get your costume from Chelsea’s Costume Shop! Elegant Victorian, top hats,  paper boy and factory worker – everything you can imagine!

Mention Somewhere in Time and receive a 15% discount on your costume

Chelsea’s Costume Shop

1412 W 116th St
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 226-9147

Click here to find out more!



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.