Cleveland

Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society

10825 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106-1703

call: 216.721.5722, ext. 286

Preferred Partner of: City Visitor

The Western Reserve Historical Society exists to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit the possessions (and to collect and make available for scholarly research the documentation) of the diverse peoples who have made the Western Reserve and northeastern Ohio their home. In addition, the Society acts to preserve and interpret historic properties within the same region.

Two exhibits pay tribute to fashion, Cleveland style. The first, Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes, showcases 15 decades of fashionable and inspiring Clevelanders, ranging from Ada Watterson Yerkes, who pursued a PhD in botany in the late 1800s—long before such a pursuit was “fashionable” for a woman, to NBA legend and “The King” of Cleveland, LeBron James. The second, A Stitch in Time: The Cleveland Garment Industry shows the rise and fall of the rag trade through life-sized photographs of fashions, firms, and factories in the early twentieth century. Access to the exhibits is included with standard museum admission.

Other must-sees: the 105-year-old Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel (ride for $3); The In Grand Style exhibit featuring fashions from the late 1800s through the 1930s; the Setting the World in Motion exhibit, which includes the gondola from the “Spirit of Goodyear” blimp; and REVolution: The Automobile in America exhibit, showcasing more than 140 antique automobiles and more.

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Public Hours:  

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am to 5pm | Sunday: 12pm to 5pm | Monday: Closed

  • Last carousel ride is at 4:45pm.
  • 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.

Admission:

  • WRHS Members and Active Military – Free
  • Adults – $10.00
  • Seniors –  $9.00
  • Veterans – $7.00
  • Children (ages 3-12) – $5.00
  • Children 2 and under – Free

Parking: Located behind the Cleveland History Center, off Magnolia Drive.

Parking Rates (Effective 1/1/2016)
Public Parking Hours | Tuesday-Sunday 7am-6pm
First 2 Hours – $8 | Each Additional 30 Minutes – $1 | Daily Max – $15 | WRHS Members – $5/car flat rate (During museum hours only. Must show membership card at admission desk for discount.)

Parking Rates After Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 6:01 pm-6:59 am | Monday all day/night
| Flat Rate – $10
Please note: If you pay in lane, we accept credit card only

Discount rates available for groups of 12 or more, contact hcgroupsales@wrhs.org to make your reservation.

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