Take a front row seat as the Cleveland History Center presents significant stories that capture the Cleveland spirit. Speaking of Cleveland 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.

Our historians and museum professionals are eager to share Cleveland’s stories with you. To book a Speaking of Cleveland engagement for your group or facility, please call 216-721-5722 x1502 or email

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Click here to inquire about our Speaking of Cleveland programs.

Online Learning

Go in-depth with our Cleveland history experts from the comfort of your own home! Whether you are looking to learn more about the city’s history, check out a virtual exhibit, or pick up a new language, the Western Reserve Historical Society’s online learning resources offer something for everybody.

Click here to review our current offerings.

Virtual Tours

Make a virtual visit to the Cleveland History Center with your group! Now, you can enjoy a guided tour of our galleries – including the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, the Hay-McKinney Mansion, the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Cleveland Starts Here, and more! – no matter where you are.

Email Whitney Stalnaker, Education & Public Programs Manager, to learn more.