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The Last Total Eclipse

The last time Cleveland experienced a full eclipse of the sun was June 16, 1806.

April 01, 2024

Girls on the Move: Clothing and Freedom

Over a hundred years ago, many parents prohibited activities deemed too rough or dangerous.

November 06, 2023

Join our Discussion with the Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1948, Dr. Marvin A. McMickle is a 1970 graduate of Aurora University in Illinois with a B.A. in Philosophy.

November 06, 2023

Toy Exhibit Will Bring Nostalgia for Holidays Past

A special exhibit on view at the Cleveland History Center for the Holiday Season features popular toys from the 1960s to the 1980s.

November 06, 2023

Winton's Visit the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

In early November 2023, Mr. Jim Winton, great-grandson of Alexander Winton, visited the Crawford.

November 01, 2023

Sleigh Rides: A Winter Pastime

Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue was once a grand thoroughfare for horse-drawn sleighs rushing through the snow.

October 31, 2023

The Perfect Place to Share Memories

For the past eighteen years, Euclid Beach Park Now has hosted Remembering the Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park in the public park space which...

October 24, 2023

Pride, Then & Now

WRHS is proud to report that it’s among the few repositories listed as part of the Ohio History Connection’s Gay Ohio History Initiative.

May 24, 2023

Patriotic Fashion

Even before the founding of our country, patriotic Americans have displayed their pride with reminders of our nation’s ideals and achievements.

May 18, 2023

Remembering Kent State

The news of the United States’ incursion into Cambodia on April 30, 1970 came as a shock to many people as the Nixon administration had been...

April 27, 2023

Grand Carousel Anniversary

On May 22nd, the Grand Carousel will celebrate the 113th Anniversary of its first day of operation at Euclid Beach Park in 1910.

April 25, 2023

White City Amusement Park

The financial success of the Humphrey Family at Euclid Beach Park spawned a number of amusement parks in the Cleveland area.

February 22, 2023

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