Talk & Tour | Cleveland’s Holiday Traditions

Join the Cleveland History Center for an afternoon of holiday nostalgia with our December Talk & Tour! This month’s event will feature a brief lecture, followed by a gallery tour to explore the artifacts behind the stories.

This Month’s Program

Cleveland’s Holiday Traditions

From early settler traditions to department store palaces, Cleveland has always embraced the holiday season in a big way. Share your memories of Mr. Jingeling and department store windows while learning about some of the lesser-known holiday traditions of Clevelanders both then and now.

Ticket Information

The cost for this program is your museum admission + $3. Tickets may be purchased in advance by clicking below, or at our admissions desks on the day of the event. This program is free for WRHS members.

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: Garret Morgan Invents

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: Garret Morgan Invents

Do you know about Cleveland’s Civic-Minded inventor Garret Morgan? Learn about the man whose inventions helped a city and would shape a nation—despite intense racial discrimination.

 

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: Garret Morgan Invents

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: Garret Morgan Invents

Do you know about Cleveland’s Civic-Minded inventor Garret Morgan? Learn about the man whose inventions helped a city and would shape a nation—despite intense racial discrimination.

 

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.

Smithsonian Channel Screening: The Day We Walked on the Moon

1969, orbiting Earth, three astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin set out on a likely death mission that could only end in one of three ways: land, abort, or crash.

Join us Saturday, July 20th to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11  moon landing with a special screening of  Smithsonian Channel’s The Day We Walked on the Moon.

This special screening will be available for multiple viewings throughout the day and is free with museum admission.

 

Talk & Tours: Euclid Beach Park

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: Euclid Beach Park 

This unique highlights tour with Euclid Beach Park expert John Frato focuses on stories and memories from the famous park while highlighting many pieces in the museum collection—including the 109 year old Grand Carousel from Euclid Beach Park! This tour is offered on Wednesday 7/17 only, in preparation for the Euclid Beach Park Day on Sat., July 20th.

 

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: Cleveland Shops

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 Shops

Cleveland’s Department stores enjoyed an era of glamour, beauty, and power. Explore their stories through the artifacts that were bought and sold in the city—including some of the beautiful dresses & accessories in the brand new Si Jolie exhibit!

 

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: Cleveland Shops

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 Shops

Cleveland’s Department stores enjoyed an era of glamour, beauty, and power. Explore their stories through the artifacts that were bought and sold in the city—including some of the beautiful dresses & accessories in the brand new Si Jolie exhibit!

 

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: Suffragists of the Western Reserve

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.

Dates not available: Parade the Circle 6/8 & Euclid Beach Park Day 7/20

 

This Talk & Tour: Suffragists of the Western Reserve

Come share in the history of strong women who have led the Western Reserve in independent thinking!

 

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 3:00pm 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: Suffragists of the Western Reserve

Join us at 3:00pm 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.

Dates not available: Parade the Circle 6/8 & Euclid Beach Park Day 7/20

This Talk & Tour: Suffragists of the Western Reserve

Come share in the history of strong women who have led the Western Reserve in independent thinking!

 

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.