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Serving as the headquarters for the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland History Center shares the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents and artifacts. Through the use of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s extensive collections Cleveland History Center provides the public with a much-needed sense of place in today’s mobile society.

Through the use of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s extensive collections Cleveland History Center provides the public with a much-needed sense of place in today’s mobile society. Each document and artifact tells a story that personally engages individuals, young and old to make these stories come alive. Journey through Cleveland’s history from 1796 to today, with the extensive collection and interactive exhibits at the Cleveland History Center. Ride on the restored Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, walk through two historic mansions, experience the evolution of the automobile in Cleveland and the world in the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, and discover "why Cleveland".

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Robert P. Madison: A Lifetime of Design

Robert P. Madison: A Lifetime of Design

In May, 2023, Mr. Robert Madison and the Madison Family gifted the Robert P. Madison Architectural Papers to the Western Reserve Historical Society. We applaud this extraordinary gift reflecting Mr. Madison’s lifetime work. The collection consists of over

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Date Time Event   Location
Early History of Ohio (Summer Day Camp)
Early History of Ohio (Summer Day Camp)
Cleveland History Center
A Day with the Crawford (Summer Day Camp)
A Day with the Crawford (Summer Day Camp)
Cleveland History Center
Pop Up Family Program! Archaeology Exploration
Pop Up Family Program! Archaeology Exploration
Cleveland History Center
Murder at the Mayor's Mansion: A Suffrage-Era Mystery | July 18th, 2024
Murder at the Mayor's Mansion: A Suffrage-Era Mystery | July 18th, 2024
Cleveland History Center
Cleveland Underground (Teen Day Camp)
Cleveland History Center
Where the Wild Things Are (Mini-Camp)
Cleveland History Center
Pop Up Family Program! Turn of the Century Toys
Pop Up Family Program! Turn of the Century Toys
Cleveland History Center
Murder at the Mayor's Mansion: A Suffrage-Era Mystery | July 25th, 2024
Murder at the Mayor's Mansion: A Suffrage-Era Mystery | July 25th, 2024
Cleveland History Center
A Day with the Carousel (Summer Day Camp)
A Day with the Carousel (Summer Day Camp)
Cleveland History Center
A Day with the Crawford (Summer Day Camp)
A Day with the Crawford (Summer Day Camp)
Cleveland History Center
Pop Up Family Program! Tiffany Light and Color
Pop Up Family Program! Tiffany Light and Color
Cleveland History Center
Murder at the Mayor's Mansion: A Suffrage-Era Mystery | August 1st, 2024
Murder at the Mayor's Mansion: A Suffrage-Era Mystery | August 1st, 2024
Cleveland History Center
Pop Up Family Program! Assembly Line
Pop Up Family Program! Assembly Line
Cleveland History Center
Traveling with Tinkerbelle (Mini-Camp)
Cleveland History Center
Pop Up Family Program! Archaeology Exploration
Pop Up Family Program! Archaeology Exploration
Cleveland History Center

Collections

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Experience Cleveland like never before through vast and varied collections covering family history, community history, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation.

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School Visits

Make WRHS your partner in learning. Curriculum rooted in Ohio's Learning Standards is the core of our immersive field experiences at the Cleveland History Center and Hale Farm & Village.

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Throughout the Cleveland History Center in University Circle, guests enjoy stunning décor, classic architectural detail, and historic collections. With distinctive settings and flexible floor space, the museum is a great venue for corporate events, client entertainment, holiday parties, birthday parties, weddings and more.

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About

The Cleveland History Center serves as headquarters for Western Reserve Historical Society and as a museum for all.

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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 ↗

Phone
(216) 721-5722

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

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