Western Reserve Historical Society History Center


10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106



The Western Reserve Historical Society’s History Center is located in the Cleveland’s thriving University Circle. The History Center houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents, and artifacts from a  variety of collections. The property features two historic mansions, a Bingham-Hanna and Hay-McKinney Houses. The History Center is home to the Euclid Beach Grand Carousel, which will be open and operational again beginning of November 22, 2014.

The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection represents Northeast Ohio’s vital role in transportation history. WRHS collects and preserves these historically and technically important automobiles, aircraft, bicycles, motorcycles, related accessories and Automotive Marque Files to illustrate the development and contributions of Northeast Ohio to the history of transportation state-wide, nationally and internationally.

WRHS also maintains one of the largest collections of historic costume and textiles in the United States. Housed within the Society’s Chisholm Halle Costume Wing and the Bingham-Hanna house, the collection comprises some 40,000 garments, accessories and domestic textiles, ranging in date from ca. 1750 to present day.  The collection is international in scope and contains both historic and contemporary designs, including mass-produced, ready-to-wear, couture and one-of-a-kind pieces.

Kidzibits at the History Center inspires our young visitors, from pre-school through age 9, to explore and experience history. Adults will find something for them as well – so bring the whole family! Entry to Kidzibits is included with general museum admission.

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

$10 for adults
$5 for children ages 3-12
Free for WRHS Members and children under 2

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