Online Learning


Online Course: Whose History Gets Saved?

Our knowledge of the past, of history, depends on a number of things, including the historians, authors, filmmakers, and museum staff who create a narrative about a person, a time, a place, or an event. But ultimately those narratives rest on the evidence available to them – among them, documents, objects, oral histories, and increasingly digitized data. This three-week online class will focus on those sources and raise a number of questions as to how they survive and come to be used.

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Online Course: Black Agency & Black Activism: Cleveland, Ohio, c. 1820-2020

In recent decades, educators, journalists, authors, and elected officials have frequently joined others in struggling to understand citizens’ growing activism and public protests against police violence, inadequate health care, political disfranchisement, and violations of the economic and civil rights of Black citizens.  Many of these same individuals have also enjoyed some measure of success in helping to address these concerns.  While the #BlackLivesMatter hash tag and related Twitter feeds are relatively new, in Cleveland, Ohio the aforementioned struggles have a long and carefully documented history.  This online course will provide participants with opportunities to consider the long view of Black Agency and Black Activism, from the Antebellum Era to the 21st Century (c. 1820 – 2020).

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Speaking of Cleveland

Our Speaking of Cleveland virtual speakers bureau series features the intriguing, curious and oft-forgotten tales from Cleveland’s past. Pulled directly from the nationally-recognized collections of the Western Reserve Historical Society, these stories showcase the innovation, the grit and the pride that characterize Cleveland’s past, present and future.

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Virtual Italian Language Lessons | 2021

The Cleveland History Center is taking its Italian Language Class series online! This series of basic Italian Language Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local universities. Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced course options are available!

Registration is now open for our Spring 2021 session! Click here to learn more.

Virtual Exhibit: Si Jolie: French Fashion in Cleveland

Si Jolie! French Fashion in Cleveland is about French fashion and all of the stories in between. It highlights how Paris fashion motivated some Clevelanders to travel abroad, influenced local fashion, inspired the golden age of department stores, and how significant fashion was socially. This exhibit will take you back in time to experience how fashion and travel have evolved over time.

Virtual Exhibit: Women and Politics| | Empowered to Lead, Empowered to Vote (Presented by PNC)

From the comfort of your own home, trace the story of women’s empowerment, explore the early days of the suffragist movement, learn about the successful fight for the 19th Amendment, understand the birth and growth of the League of Women Voters as a force for clean government and examine the election of northern Ohio women to positions of power!