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The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum is vital to understanding the role of Cleveland and northeast Ohio as a center of transportation innovation, manufacturing, and economic prosperity in the United States over three centuries.


The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum was built in 1965 to exhibit WRHS’s nationally ranked and award-winning Frederick C. Crawford Auto and Aviation Collection. Preservation, access and promotion of the collection is supported by the Frederick C. and Kathleen S. Crawford Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. 

The Crawford features hundreds of classic automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and collections that bring the history of transportation to life. The Crawford is the venue for community events and K-12 school programs, most notably WRHS’s Youth Entrepreneurship Education program, presented in partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and with generous leadership funding from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Additionally, the museum is the popular location for conferences and workshops, community and private events, and film and photography shoots. 

Admission to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum is included with general admission to the Cleveland History Center.


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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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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