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!


A City Worth Fighting For: Cleveland’s Role in WWI Opens

A City Worth Fighting For: Cleveland’s Role in WWI is a new exhibition opening on April 7, 2018.

This exhibition uses artifacts from the museum’s rarely seen military collection to tell the story of a city at war. It showcases the many ways, both civic and industrial, that Cleveland supported the war effort, and it shares the stories of men and women from Northeast Ohio that served in the trenches in France.

A City Worth Fighting For also illuminates the ways that World War I changed Cleveland forever and helped to create the city we live in today.