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History Center

Public Hours

Thursday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Adults (ages 13-61)$15.00
Seniors (62+)$13.00
College Student (with ID)$10.00
Children (ages 3-12)$8.00
Children 2 and underFREE
Active MilitaryFREE

WRHS is part of the Museums for All program. General Admission is $3 for eligible participants. (Please present SNAP, EBT or WIC card at admissions to receive discount.)

WRHS is a Blue Star Museum. Learn more here.

Each admission includes unlimited rides on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

Group Rates are available. Learn more here

Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum is part of the Cleveland History Center. Hours and admission are the same. Each admission purchase provides access to The Crawford and all museum galleries at the Cleveland History Center.

Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum is part of the Cleveland History Center. Hours and admission are the same. Each admission purchase provides access to The Crawford and all museum galleries at the Cleveland History Center.


Dear Friends of the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) Library:

On September 28, 2023 there was a fire in the basement of the WRHS Library building and the Library is now closed for restoration.  The Cleveland History Center (CHC) reopened on September 29, 2023 to the public and all events, exhibits, and after-hours parties and events have continued as scheduled.

As previously reported, although the fire was limited to an area of the Library basement, the event caused smoke and soot damage throughout the building and water damage to some materials in the basement. Soot contamination affected collections to varying degrees, as well as office furnishings, equipment, and mechanicals.

WRHS has been working closely with experts from Belfor Property Restoration and The Conservation Center (TCC) to restore the Library environment and building and assess, treat and restore collections.  WRHS is in contact with organizations and individuals whose collections require special treatment.  Most collections have been temporarily relocated to an offsite Remote Processing Center (RPC) and are being treated to remove smoke and soot contamination.  The temporary relocation allows WRHS to restore the building and safeguard collections during reconstruction (in progress).  At the RPC, collections are being cleaned, deodorized and re-boxed to prepare for their return when the library restoration is complete.  We expect to reopen the Library building in early 2025.       

WRHS staff, including Library staff and activities, have been relocated to temporary offices and workspaces at the Cleveland History Center. Library staff are continuing their work on several digitization and cataloguing projects and are responding to requests for research assistance and information. 

While the Library is closed for restoration, research materials are available by request.  Please contact Ann Sindelar at  aksindelar@wrhs.org

WRHS will continue to provide updates to our members, staff, Board, donors, auxiliary organizations, partners, stakeholders and friends.  In the meantime, we genuinely appreciate your patience, flexibility, and confidence that WRHS is taking all of the correct and necessary steps to restore the Library and collections and resume regular operations. 

Please contact Kelly Falcone-Hall, President & CEO, at kfalcone@wrhs.org with questions. 

Thank you.   

Kelly Falcone-Hall
President & CEO


Access to our WRHS digital collections and resources are available through our digital portal

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June 1 - Labor Day Weekend

Wednesday – Sunday10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Saturday-Sunday10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Open for signature events. Visit event calendar for dates and times.



Adults (age 13 & up)$15
Youth (age 3 -12)$8
WRHS members, active military and youth 2 or youngerFREE

Please note, we are closed the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Western Reserve Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in Northeast Ohio, the region's largest American history research center, and one of the leading genealogical research centers in the nation.

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Cleveland History Center
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106 ↗

(216) 721-5722

Thursday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm