The Crawford Auto Aviation Museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society depicts the automobile at various stages of development, both on a national and regional level. Its automobiles and artifacts are the centerpieces of two major exhibits at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle: Setting the World in Motion and REVolution: The Automobile in America.
Preservation Methods with the Crawford Auto Aviation Collection
Preservation does not mean restoration at the Crawford. We do not restore the vehicles, their components, or any other artifacts unless it is absolutely necessary. We preserve the vehicles and artifacts in their current condition by using accepted practices of the AIC (American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works). Once we have done a treatment to a vehicle or any other artifact it should look similar to what it did before the treatment, depending upon initial condition.
In celebration of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s 150th Anniversary, the Cleveland History Center and Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum showcased Cleveland’s rich automotive history on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Cleveland All-Stars Homecoming Car Show. Highlighting Cleveland and Northeast Ohio-made vehicles, the car show took place on the front lawn of the Cleveland History Center in University Circle, Cleveland’s premier cultural neighborhood. The juried show featured Cleveland Made, Cleveland Custom, and Cleveland Racing vehicles, as well as other classic and antique vehicles of historical significance. Photos taken by George Michaels and Katryn Duly.
2017 Cleveland All Stars Homecoming Car Show Photo Gallery
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