The Cleveland History Center (CHC) headquarters for Western Reserve Historical Society, houses exhibits that tell the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents and artifacts from a variety of collections. Through the use of its vast and varied collections in the areas of family history, community history, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation, Cleveland History Center provides the public with a much-needed sense of place in today’s mobile society, and a base for learning about invention and ingenuity that can be transferred into modern economic expansion.
Hours and days will be limited at first. All admission is by timed tickets ONLY.
Hours of operation are:
· Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
· 10am-4pm, the last ticket sale is 3pm and the site will close at 4pm daily for cleaning purposes
· Proper identification is required upon check-in for the following
· WRHS Members – valid WRHS membership card
· College Student – valid college id
· Active Duty Military – current military id
· If you are using a guest pass please select the "guest pass" option for the time you desire and bring your guest pass with you to the admission area. One guest pass is valid for one admission.
If you are interested in becoming a member please visit https://www.wrhs.org/membership/
What is the CHC doing to improve my safety?
WRHS’s top priority is the safety of its visitors, volunteers, and staff. To deliver a low-contact, high-quality visitor experience, the institution developed an internal task force and consulted with health authorities and peer institutions across the country to establish coronavirus protocols and site-specific safety measures. This includes enhanced daily cleaning, antibacterial solution stations throughout the museum, and promoting social distancing.
Is the museum mandating face coverings?
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, WRHS has followed State of Ohio and CDC guidance to
develop policies for the health and safety of our team, vendors, consultants, volunteers, interns, and
guests. Guidance from the State, CDC, and a host of health and safety organizations is changing daily.
For the current WRHS Mask Policy, click here.
CHC is complying with all Ohio and CDC guidelines to maintain a safe operation for guests and staff during this pandemic. Visiting the museum will look different than it has in the past and for these safety reasons not all galleries will be open or staffed in our first phase of reopening. We thank you for your support and patience during this time.
Open Exhibits Include:
Cleveland Starts Here sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation
Carl & Louis Stokes Making History
Women and Politics | Empowered to Vote, Empowered to Lead, presented by PNC
Tickets are non-refundable
If you have question please call us at 216-721-5722 or email [email protected]