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December 2019

Ghosts of Christmas Past Candlelight Tours

December 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Ghosts of Christmas Past Candlelight Tour Dates: November 29 and 30; December 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, and 22. It’s 1915, and mysterious happenings have driven away the Blackwood family’s household staff, just in time for the holiday season. After answering a job advertisement, tour participants will arrive at the Blackwood mansion, a sprawling estate recently built by a wealthy industrialist in Cleveland’s fashionable Wade Allotment. Greeted by the few staff members who remain in the home, they…

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Ghosts of Christmas Past Candlelight Tours

December 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Ghosts of Christmas Past Candlelight Tour Dates: November 29 and 30; December 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, and 22. It’s 1915, and mysterious happenings have driven away the Blackwood family’s household staff, just in time for the holiday season. After answering a job advertisement, tour participants will arrive at the Blackwood mansion, a sprawling estate recently built by a wealthy industrialist in Cleveland’s fashionable Wade Allotment. Greeted by the few staff members who remain in the home, they…

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January 2020

WRHS Genealogical Committee Workshop | Searching for Your Elusive Prussian Ancestors

January 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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$15

WRHS Genealogical Committee Workshop | Searching for Your Elusive Prussian Ancestors: A Case Study This Month's Speaker Stephen Wendt, MLIS, is a professional genealogist, lecturer and owner of Tree Tidings. Stephen specializes in Prussian/German and Scottish Genealogy. Registration Registration for this workshop is $15. You may register below or by emailing foxreinhardt@usa.net.

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Homeschool Field Trip Days | Transportation Explorer

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Free - $6

January: Transportation Explorer Why is transportation important? During this field trip, students will study how transportation has changed over time, specifically the role Clevelanders played in changing forms of transportation. They will learn more about Cleveland’s rich history as a transportation center and worldwide car capitol. About Homeschool Field Trip Days Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this year’s Homeschool Field Trip Days will invite students to become explorers within our museum’s collections! Appropriate…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

On Monday, January 20, 2020, the Cleveland History Center, headquarters of the Western Reserve Historical Society, will offer free admission to all guests to commemorate and celebrate the history, spirit and life of one of America's greatest heroes of social justice and equality - Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Cleveland History Center offers families a unique perspective on what it means to give back and be a hero to their community.   As part of the national community service initiative on…

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February 2020

Winter Italian Language Lessons Begin

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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$100 - $120

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…

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WRHS Genealogical Committee Workshop

February 1 @ 12:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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$15

WRHS Genealogical Committee Workshop | Finding Your Way Through FamilySearch This Month’s Speaker Presented by Chris Staats, professional genealogical researcher, presenter and writer. The search box has become a staple of modern genealogical research. But the FamilySearch website has much more to offer than simply a search box. Learn strategies to access millions of non-searchable records, and discover what other resources the FamilySearch site has to offer. Registration Registration for this workshop is $15. You may register below or by…

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President’s Day

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Free - $12.00

The Cleveland History Center will be open Monday, February 17th to celebrate President's Day with the community! Find the presidential connections hidden throughout our museum galleries with our Presidential Scavenger Hunt, and honor your own political heroes with a family-friendly craft in our Crawford Rotunda!     Buy Tickets Admission: Adults – $12.00 Seniors (62+) – $10.00 Veterans – $9.00 College Student (with ID) – $10 Children (ages 3-12) – $6.00 Children 2 and under – Free WRHS Members –…

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Homeschool Field Trip Days | Cleveland Explorer

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Free - $6

February: Cleveland Explorer How have the lives of Clevelanders changed through time? In this program, students will skills to compare and contrast “long ago” and “today.” Then, they will examine how Cleveland has changed over time. Students will understand how the idea of childhood and growing up have evolved throughout history as a result of changing work responsibilities and their surrounding environment. About Homeschool Field Trip Days Hosted at the Cleveland History Center every third Wednesday of the month, this…

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Black History on Tap: The Living Legacy of Leo’s Casino

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Join us for an after-hours party honoring the legendary Leo’s Casino nightclub! Guests will immerse themselves in 1960’s Cleveland and enjoy the sights and sounds of the famous R&B and Jazz club. Event features include live music, archival images of the Legends that rocked Leo’s stage, themed activities, and a unique look at Cleveland’s past from the decade. Stay tuned to social media to learn more about our event partners and highlights!   ADMISSION: $15 member open bar wristband  (Advance…

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