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Inventing Annie

Legend has it that in 1894, two wealthy Bostonians told each other that it would be inconceivable for a woman to ride a bicycle around the world in...

April 21, 2022

Highlighting Jewish Heritage in the Western Reserve: Agudath B'nai Israel

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, but here at WRHS we work throughout the year to collect materials related to the Jewish heritage of...

April 13, 2022

When Away Becomes Home

Most of us, when considering our family history, often focus on the story of an ancestor who went from there (Asia, Europe, the American South, Mex...

March 24, 2022

If You Build It, They Will Come

With the recent name change of the Cleveland Indians to the Guardians, one may want to reflect on how far our team has come since its founding in...

March 24, 2022

Finding Amelia

A recent story in the New York Times titled “An Amelia Earhart Mystery Solved” was certain to get attention. Was it “the” answer to the question...

February 22, 2022

Cleveland Changes Baseball History

In 1946, the Cleveland Indians gained a new owner

January 27, 2022

Y Hoops?!

The NBA All Star Game’s arrival in Cleveland in February provides a good reason for looking at the history of basketball

January 24, 2022

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Most Clevelanders can tell you where they were when our beloved Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Finals. For me, my family and I had just come back from...

January 22, 2022

Cleveland Ohio and the Rise of Gospel Blues

In Post-World War I Era Cleveland, a popular destination for African American migrants from the South, gospel music became increasingly popular.

January 11, 2022

Fuel Cleveland

Most recently, the Museum participated in the seventh annual Fuel Cleveland motorcycle show, held at the former Cleveland Twist Drill factory at...

December 01, 2021

Coffee and Cars Event

Late September saw the Crawford participating in the Molto Bella car show, held at Stan Hywet Hall on the 12th, where we displayed our newly...

December 01, 2021

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