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 & Tour | Cleveland State Hospital

Learn about a piece of Cleveland’s forgotten history with an in-depth look at the Cleveland State Hospital, an imposing Gothic-style structure originally built to house those suffering from mental illness. This month’s Talk & Tour will include a lecture and a peek at some of the archive collections associated with the hospital.

This Month’s Program

Built for Good: Cleveland State Hospital

Built with good intentions for the treatment of those suffering from mental illness, Cleveland State Hospital’s patient practices quickly took a turn. How did a hospital built on progressive principles of compassionate care devolve into a national symbol of neglect and abuse? Drawn from manuscripts of investigative reporters sent to expose the hospital’s practices, this program will discuss the state of mental healthcare in 1950s Cleveland and the community’s efforts to keep up with the changing trends in the mental health field.

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.

Run for the Vote! 5k & 1-Mile Parade

In celebration of our newest permanent exhibit, Women & Politics, the Cleveland History Center will host Run for the Vote!, a 5k race and 1-mile walk designed to pay tribute to Cleveland’s early suffragist parades and educate the local community on the importance of voting rights. The event will kick off at the Cleveland History Center on Sat., Aug. 22 with a 5k race at 8:00am, followed by a 1-mile walk at 9:30am. After the winners are announced, guests are encouraged to explore the new exhibit and participate in family-friendly activities designed to emphasize the importance of exercising your political voice.

Click here to download the registration form.

Click here for more information, or to register online.

Talk & Tour | Cleveland at War

Get hands-on with history! This month’s Talk & Tour invites you to explore the life of a soldier and get hands-on with the materials and equipment that Clevelanders used during historic wartime experiences.

This Month’s Program

Cleveland at War

From thick, scratchy wool uniforms, to heavy packs filled with rations and extra equipment, to guns and grenades, soldiers have always had to carry heavy burdens. Join Chief Curator Eric Rivet for a hands-on session with original and reproduction uniforms, weapons, and equipment used by American soldiers of the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

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 & Tour | The Story of Euclid Beach Park

Relive the memories of Cleveland’s most beloved amusement park. This month’s Talk & Tour will feature a short lecture, followed by an immersive tour of the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

This Month’s Program

The Story of Euclid Beach Park

Food, rides, and attractions. Why is Euclid Beach Park so very memorable? 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.

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.

CANCELLED – Talk & Tour | Stories from Millionaires’ Row

Immerse yourself in the art and architecture of Old Euclid Avenue at the Cleveland History Center as we delve into the stories of Millionaires’ Row. This month’s Talk & Tour will feature a short lecture, followed by a gallery tour to learn more about the artifacts behind the stories.

This Month’s Program

Stories from Millionaires’ Row

Declared “the most beautiful street in America,” Euclid Avenue was once home to powerful families who not only shaped Cleveland, but national politics and industry, as well. Hear their stories as you take a walk down Euclid Avenue in the 19th Century and learn about the beautiful art and architecture of their homes.

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.

CANCELLED – History on Tap: A CLE Speakeasy

Celebrate the Jazz Age as you enjoy a craft cocktail in our historic Bingham-Hanna Mansion!

The Cleveland History Center is hosting their next History on Tap event on Saturday, June 19, 2020 from 5-9pm. Celebration Cleveland’s Jazz Age in the historic Bingham-Hanna Mansion, transformed to feel like a 1920s speakeasy! Guests will be immersed in 1920’s Cleveland—from high-class glam to the seedy underbelly. Learn about the city’s mob history while enjoying prohibition-era craft cocktails from Cleveland’s own Western Reserve Distillery as well as local craft beer & wine. Guests should dress to impress, wear their dancing shoes and be ready to enjoy an evening out in the Roaring 20s!

 

Highlights Include:

–              Prohibition-style cocktail lessons with the Western Reserve Distillery

–              Pop-up talk on Cleveland’s Mob history

–              Highlighted Collection pieces including a pop-up display of 1920’s attire from the Chisholm Halle Costume Collection.

–              Themed activities, raffle, and Costume Contest!

 

History on Tap is the Cleveland History Center’s after-dark adult programming series celebrating the creepy, the sexy, and the little known stories from Cleveland history. Guest will enjoy partying with the past during these unique experiences featuring our extensive collections, historic spaces, and local food & drink. VIP Open Bar passes are available by pre-order online only! Drinks and food will be available for purchase during the evening as well.

 

ADMISSION:

$15 member open bar wristband  (Advance online purchase only. Last day to purchase: 04.03.2020)

$25 non-member open bar wristband (Advance online purchase only. Last day to purchase: 04.03.2020 )

 

DAY OF – Regular admission prices

$12 adults

FREE for WRHS Members

 

Beverage Cost:

$7 cocktail

$5 wine

$4 GLBC bottle beer

TBD- Bourbon Tasting and/or Premium Craft Cocktail

 

 

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.