Cleveland History Center

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.

Cleveland History Center

The Cleveland History Center, home of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum and Cleveland Starts Here®, sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, is now open for public visits!

Hours are Thursdays Noon-8:00 pm and Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Advanced tickets are requested with the final ticket sold at 3pm. Additional opening information and visitor guidelines are at

WRHS’s reopening playbook, the Restart Plan, has been developed in close consultation with legal counsel, arts and culture leaders, and following guidance from local health experts, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and Ohio’s Responsible Restart Ohio guidance for Consumer, Retail, Services and Entertainment.  Our plan continues to place the highest priority on the health and safety of our employees and guests, including requirements for face coverings for employees and visitors, no contact transactions, advance timed-entry ticket sales, increased access to sanitizing stations, enhanced cleaning protocols, physical distancing signage, and more. 

Face coverings are required for all staff, volunteers, vendors, contractors, and guests.

Please visit our website often for the most up to date information about event and program schedules.


10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 721-5722

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Angie Lowrie
(216) 721-5722 x1402
[email protected]
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