History on Tap: A CLE Speakeasy

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

We’ll be exploring how Prohibition closed many Cleveland breweries, while also sparking a Speakeasy boom and the rise of the MOB era. Dress to impress, wear your dancing shoes and enjoy an evening out in the Roaring 20s.

 

ADMISSION:

$15 member open bar wristband  (Advance online purchase only)

$25 non-member open bar wristband (Advance online purchase only)

 

DAY OF – Regular admission prices

$10 adults

$9 seniors

FREE for WRHS Members

 

Beverage Cost:

$7 cocktail

$5 wine

$4 GLBC bottle beer

TBD- Bourbon Tasting and/or Premium Craft Cocktail

 

Click here for a full list of upcoming History on Tap dates

History on Tap: Cleveland’s Haunted History

This event will explore Cleveland’s haunted history and highlight our Spiritualist past as well as tales from the Cleveland’s Other Side! Guests will enjoy local treats, craft beverages and themed activities like candlelit storytelling within the historic Hay-McKinney Mansion. The Cleveland History Center is partnering with area group Illumin8 to provide Tarot readings ($) and pop-up talks (free) by local experts.  Open bar wristbands are available online only, but drink tickets will be available to guests all night long.  Costumes not required, but strongly encouraged!

General Admission Prices

Adults | $12

Seniors | $10

WRHS Members | FREE

Open Bar Wristbands (Advance Purchase Only!)

General Admission | $25

WRHS Members | $15

Click here for a full list of upcoming History on Tap dates

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)

(PREREGISTERED GUESTS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A FAST LINE FOR EASY CHECK-IN!)

 

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

Questions? Contact Whitney Stalnaker at 216-721-5722 x1307 or wstalnaker@wrhs.org.

Fall Italian Language Lessons Begin

The Cleveland History Center is offering a series of Basic Italian Language Classes, taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local Universities.

Beginner Italian: This 8-week, Saturday-morning course is designed for individuals with no previous knowledge of Italian, or for those who were exposed to the Italian spoken language but need to refresh. It is intended to give basic skills in reading, listening and speaking, with a focus on developing comprehension and communication skills. The fundamental elements of grammar, phonetics, and syntax will be introduced by using a functional situation approach. A part of each lesson will be dedicated to real situation exercises, grammar drills and consolidation of the material, deepening of concepts through cultural readings, conversations, role games, listening, and reading exercises. No matter what the motivation is – personal interest, upcoming travels or researching your genealogy – learning Italian will make any experience much more fun and engaging!

Advanced Italian: This 8-week, Saturday-afternoon course is designed for individuals who have already taken Beginner I Italian, or have a very basic knowledge of Italian language.  These classes will build on the concepts taught in Beginner I and will utilize many of the same learning tools and strategies.

DATES & TIMES:

Beginner Italian: Saturdays,  September 14 – Nov. 2 | 10:00-11:30am

Advanced Italian: Saturdays, September 14 – Nov. 2 | 12:00-1:30pm

COST: $120.00 | WRHS members $100.00

LOCATION: Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106. Parking is not included.  Class participants are eligible for $5 flat rate parking during classes.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS: Italian Grammar (Quickstudy: Academic) by Inc. BarCharts; Italian Verb Conjugation Card (Foreign Language Verb Conjugation Cards) by Marcel Danesi. Both available on Amazon.

History on Tap: Beerfest

Beerfest returns for its 3rd year to the historic Hay-McKinney mansion lawn. Guests will enjoy an early evening outdoors with flights of craft brews from local breweries.  Come immerse yourself in Cleveland’s brewing past—including the story of Cleveland’s famous widow brewer, Magdalena Baehr!

ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSED | Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

General Admission Prices

$5 draft pint

$7 draft tasting duo

$13 draft tasting flight

$15 Open Bar Wrist Band (WRHS MEMBER PRICING – ADVANCE purchase only)

$25 Open Bar Wrist Band Includes Admission (ADVANCE purchase only)

$50 History on Tap/Cleveland Brewing Bus Tour combo ticket

Click here for a full list of upcoming History on Tap dates

Special thanks to our Beerfest sponsors and partners!

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.

Euclid Beach Park Day

Celebrating 50 years of fond memories and history

For nearly 75 years, Euclid Beach Park was one of the most prominent amusement parks in Northeast Ohio. Today, 50 years after closing, the memories created there continue to live on.

This annual event, now in its fifth year, invites audiences of all ages to enjoy a community celebration of Cleveland’s iconic amusement park.  Museum guests will enjoy fun family activities including unlimited rides on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, Rocket Ship rides, Laughing Sal, lawn games, delicious treats and so much more.

 

Regular admission

Adult: $10

Senior: $9

Child: $5

 

Lolly the Trolley rides return for their second year with additional tours. This year the Lolly the Trolley Tour Package includes a guided walking tour of Euclid Beach Park. Slots are limited and sold on a first come, first served basis. If you have questions, contact Shannon Stewart, Program Coordinator, at 216-721-5722 x1502.

Lolly the trolley package | WRHS Members: $15* | Non-Members: $25*

*Includes admission to Euclid Beach Park Day and complimentary goody bag

 

Sponsored by

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

Cleveland History Days Opening Ceremony

First Annual Induction ceremony for Cleveland History Day!

 

Join us as we kick off Cleveland History Days.  It will feature overview of program, recognition of first Cleveland Hero – an historic character who has contributed to Cleveland’s history, explanation of the Cleveland History Buff contest.  All those attending this event will receive 4 points.  Individuals with top 3 point totals is awarded a Cleveland Experience package – overnight stay, restaurant and tickets to cultural/ sports event. (4 CHB points)

For more information on this or other Cleveland History Days events, go to: http://canalwaypartners.com/events/clevelandhistorydays/

 

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.

History on Tap – Uncorked

Come enjoy a garden cocktail party in our historic Italianate gardens!

Explore Cleveland’s rich history in the fine arts and architecture with hands-on experiences and up close looks at original drawings from the architects who built our city. Craft cocktails, wine and beer will be available for purchase.  Purchase your open bar wristband online in advance and SAVE!

General Admission Prices

$4 Beer

$5 Wine

$7 Signature Cocktail

$15 Open Bar Wrist Band (WRHS MEMBER PRICING)

$25 Open Bar Wrist Band Includes Admission (ADVANCE NON-MEMBER PRICING)

$30 Open Bar Wrist Band Includes Admission (DAY OF NON-MEMBER PRICING)

 

Click here for a full list of upcoming History on Tap dates

HISTORY ON TAP: UNCORKED PARTNERS

THANK YOU TO THESE SPONSORS

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.