Western Reserve Historical Society

Admission to the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5.00 for kids 3-12 and parking is $5-8.

  • Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Library/Archives & Genealogy Center open Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm
  • Location: (Map It) 10825 East Boulevard University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Phone: 216-721-5722
  • Web: http://www.wrhs.org/

The Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland:  The Society’s University Circle complex houses a Library and two Museums. The History Museum features tours of a mansion built in 1911. You’ll discover the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and of the servants whose lives differed dramatically from the main house glamour. The Chisholm Halle Costume Wing is one of the top-ranked costume collections in the nation, showcasing garments from the late 1700s to the present.

The Crawford Auto Aviation Museum showcases antique, vintage, and classic automobiles and aircraft ranging from model T’s to modern-day Jaguars. In both Museums, special exhibitions focus on the many different chapters of life in the Western Reserve.

The Library is a principal repository for histories, records, and papers relating to the growth and development of Cleveland and the Western Reserve. Patrons visit to learn about their family’s history; and important archival collections include urban, African American, ethnic, Jewish, and Labor histories.