Children’s Storytime | Light Speaks

Light Speaks children's story hour at Cleveland History Center.

This children’s book series will run concurrently with the Fashion After Dark exhibit in the Hay-McKinney Mansion. Narrators will transport young readers through tales of wonder and merriment. Join us every Friday morning for children’s story time, a journey where imagination shines brightly, even in the dark!

9/29/23 Light Speaks

10/6/23 Luna Obscura

10/13/23 Pepe the Lamplighter

10/20/23 Beatrice Likes the Dark

10/27/23 The Little Ghost Who was a Quilt

11/3/23 The Night Gardener

11/10/23 My Diwali Light

11/17/23 Sky Sisters

11/24/23 Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher

12/1/23 Winter Candle

12/8/23 Chanukkah Lights Everywhere

12/29/23 Just Add Glitter

2/9/24 Lin Yi’s Lantern

3/8/24 Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

4/5/24 Total Solar Eclipse: A Stellar Friendship Story


*More titles being added.

Fashion After Dark exhibit open now through June 30, 2024

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Euclid Beach Park Days!

Euclid Beach Park Days: A Fun-Filled Event for the Whole Family!

Saturday, July 22nd | 10am – 4pm

Sunday, July 23rd | 10am – 4pm

The Euclid Beach Park Day is back, and it promises to be better than ever! This year’s event, held on July 22nd and 23rd, will be jam-packed with family-friendly activities, delicious food and fun!

The Euclid Beach Park Carousel will be open for rides all weekend long. The carousel is a beloved landmark that has been entertaining families for generations, and we are excited to offer visitors the chance to experience this iconic attraction, once again.

In addition to the carousel, the event will feature a variety of fun activities for all ages.

Relive history with pop-up talks throughout the weekend. Come to enjoy historical collections from other local, beloved amusement parks.

The annual Euclid Beach Park celebration is a great way to celebrate summer with your family and friends. We hope you’ll join us for a weekend of amusement that you won’t soon forget!


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)



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

Crawford, Coffee & Cars

Join us for Crawford, Coffee & Cars at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum’s Preservation & Storage Facility in Macedonia Ohio.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 8:00am to 11:00am

Experience the Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection like never before

  • Enjoy coffee and pastries
  • Admission includes access to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum Preservation and Storage Facility
  • $5 for WRHS Members, $10 for Non-Members


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

EVENT ADDRESS: 7950 Empire Parkway, Macedonia, OH  44056
Find additional Crawford, Coffee & Cars Events Here

Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel Birthday Bash

Come celebrate the 109th birthday of the crown jewel of Euclid Beach Park!

May 19, 1910 was the day that opened the season for Euclid Beach Park. It was also the first time that attendees would set their sights on, and ride, the magnificent Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

Installed by Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC), this new, larger, more grand carousel had four rows of horses, three inside rows of “jumpers” and an outside row of nearly life size stationary horses. The initial purchase price for this carousel: $7,734.04


Guests will enjoy activities,  unlimited rides on the Grand Carousel, as well as delicious treats from our partners:

Then save the date for Euclid Beach Park Day on Saturday, July 20th.


OPEN Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Enjoy Cleveland’s oldest cultural institution this Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

To celebrate, the Cleveland History Center will be open 10am – 5pm. This will be a FREE ADMISSION DAY!

Check out the brand new exhibit in the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, RADWood: Cleveland Goes Rad, and join us for the opening of brand new exhibit, Rev. E. Theophilus Caviness: Church, Community, Cleveland.

Discover what extraordinary history awaits. Cleveland Starts Here®. Cleveland starts with you!

Top 10 Reasons to Come to Hale Farm’s Harvest Festival

Top 10 Reasons to Come to Hale Farm’s Harvest Festival

Autumn is here and for many of us Ohioans, it’s our favorite season because of the spectacular colors, the cooler temperatures, and the aromas and tastes of harvest season.

And once again, Hale Farm & Village will host its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 1, 2, 8, and 9 to give all of us a Pumpkin Painting at Hale Harvest Festivalreason to get outside and celebrate the season. In fact, here’s at least 10 reasons to come to Hale Farm’s Harvest Festival, rain or shine:

  1. Affordable admission. The cost of the Harvest Festival is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for WRHS members and youth 2yrs and under. So the Harvest Festival is a very affordable family outing that will be loaded with all kinds of fun activities.
  2. Pumpkin painting. What is autumn without pumpkin decorating? Purchase our pumpkins, and there will be paints and brushes available for the kids to paint whatever faces they choose.
  3. Wagon rides. Once again, Trail Light Farms will bring its draft horses to Hale Farm to provide wagon rides along with tractor hay rides throughout the Harvest Festival weekends, and wagon rides are included in the admission price.
  4. Apple picking, apple butter making, and apple cider! You can come to the orchard and pick apples with a wire basket on a long pole, put the apples in a burlap sack, then come over to the Herrick House to add the apples to a large kettle of apple butter! We invite all guests to help stir the boiling butter and taste Ohio made apple butter in the Herrick House kitchen. At Hale Barn, you can help us press apples into cider the quintessential Ohio fall drink.Johnny Appleseed at Hale Harvest Festival
  5. Johnny Appleseed. Speaking of apples, Johnny Appleseed will stop by to tell comical stories at noon and 2:30 on all days of the Harvest Festival. Played by Ray McNiece, the Johnny Appleseed presentation will feature plenty of audience participation.
  6. Fleas N Tiques sale. The Citizens of Hale will hold its first Fleas N Tiques vintage sale during Harvest Festival hours. This unique sale includes antiques, vintage household items and collectibles ranging from the 1800s to mid-20th century. All proceeds from this sale will support the Citizens of Hale’s projects for Hale Farm, such as garden restoration and maintenance.
  7. Corn maze, straw pile jumping and a pumpkin patch! Need we say more?Hale Harvest Fest 5K Run
  8. The Hale Harvest 5K run on October 1. Avid runners and walkers can traverse a three-mile loop course, starting at 9:15 a.m. The top three finishers overall and the top male and female finishers per category will receive handcrafted pieces from Hale Farm’s craft and trade artisans. Registration is $30 per runner and includes free admission to the festival on that day. Check out for registration details.
  9. Good old-fashioned farm activities. Hale Farm & Village has always been known as a great escape from busy city life. So during the Harvest Festival, we’ll make sure to keep families busy with corn shucking, garden picking, and hand cultivating.
  10. Spinning, weaving, rugs, and lace. The Medina Spinning and Weaving Guild will be having a “spin-in” at the Hale House on October 1-2. What that means is, the group will bring their wheels and spin enough yarn to weave a blanket for the Goldsmith House. The other demonstrations include Western Reserve Rug Hookers (both Sundays of the festival) and Western Reserve Lace Society on October 8 and 9.

Of course, the Harvest Festival at Hale Farm will include other countless activities. We plan to have fall-themed crafts for the kids, and as with all of our festivals, our staff will demonstrate early American crafts and trades throughout the Village.

The Hale Café will feature home baked apple and pumpkin pies and pumpkin roles, harvest chicken salad and brats, as well as our signature apple cider mimosas. Pick up a jar of apple or pumpkin butter, hand-blown glass pumpkins or seasonal candles in the MarketPlace and plan to spend the day on the farm!

So rain or shine we will be having fun, bring the kids and let us entertain them!