Behind The Scenes: 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Thursday, June 6th marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The Allied invasion of occupied Europe marked a turning point in World War II and was a crucial step in the defeat of Nazi Germany. Join WRHS Chief Curator Eric Rivet for a discussion of the planning and preparations that made D-Day successful and the experiences of the men that fought the battle. You will also have an opportunity to examine and handle the kinds of uniforms and equipment used by the US Army on that fateful day.

This hands-on program lasts one hour and costs $15 / $5 for members (includes museum admission).

Armistice Day Centennial

On November 11th join Chief Curator, Eric Rivet, for a centennial celebration of Armistice Day. 


Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11th to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. The armistice took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

Eric will be talking in depth about Cleveland and the United States’ involvement in WWI, the last day of the war, as well as providing attendees with a general overview of the Great War. Guests are invited to stay after for a hands on experience in our exhibit A City Worth Fight For | Cleveland’s Role In WWI.  Enjoy the opportunity to handle original and reproduced uniforms and equipment from World War I and talk one on one with our curator.

This program is free with museum admission. Register for this program by purchasing your museum admission in advance below.

Admission on Sunday 11/11 is FREE for Veterans and Active Duty service members!

Walk-ups are welcome!