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BMW Motorrad Ride Event

On September 11-12, BMW Motorrad (BMW Motorcycles Corporate) held a two-day rider experience at the Crawford in coordination with Pamela Dengler...

December 01, 2021

Mods vs Rockers

August 28 saw the Crawford ‘Invaded’ by a group of local bikers celebrating a ‘Mods vs Rockers’ tribute to classic British motorcycling, where...

December 01, 2021

Million Dollar Baby

Occasionally, great classic cars are like comets; they burn brightly across the night sky, remain for a short time, then continue on their unseen...

November 30, 2021

Raiders of the Lost Art

In 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. When his financial patron Lord...

November 30, 2021

Tech Tips

As the temperatures lower, and the fluffy white stuff makes more frequent appearances, most of us face the sad reality that our vintage, sports...

November 30, 2021

Buffalo Soldiers

The name ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ conjures up images of the Old West, where blue-clad cavalrymen galloped from their stockade forts to confront restive...

November 30, 2021

A Century of the American Motorcycle

The last quarter of 2021 has been (and continues to be) packed with activities and events here at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum.

November 30, 2021

The Gift of Black Sacred Music: Our Stories, Our Songs, and Our Sources

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, hundreds of gospel music fans helped celebrate the 85th anniversary of The Elite Jewels, “The Gospel Songbirds of the...

November 26, 2021

Chief Thunderwater

A broken tombstone in Erie Street Cemetery opens a story critical to understanding an important part of the history of Native Americans in Greater...

November 22, 2021

New Costume Acquisition: Dr. Tameka Ellington

The WRHS costume collection is ringing in the new year with an exciting acquisition. Dr. Tameka Ellington, formerly of Kent State University, is...

November 21, 2021

On "Track" for the Holidays

It is the largest object in the Cleveland Starts Here exhibit at the Cleveland History Center. It is so big that one is tempted to see it as part...

November 18, 2021

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