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Western Reserve Historical Society History Center

Western Reserve Historical Society was founded in 1867 to collect, preserve, and make accessible the heritage of the Western Reserve and the Far West. Today, WRHS’s mission is to inspire people to discover the American experience by exploring the tangible history of Northeast Ohio. Over the past 145 years, the Historical Society has collected the region’s history in order to tell the stories of the people who immigrated to Northeast Ohio and created a vibrant and viable place to live and work.

WRHS, through the use of its vast and varied collections in the areas of family history, community history, entrepreneurship, and technological innovation, 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.  Each document and artifact tells a story that personally engages individuals, young and old.

Permanent exhibits include Bingham-Hanna House, Hay-McKinney House, Clio - WRHS Digital Curator, and Kidzibits Family Education Center.  Visit the website for details on these and scheduled rotating exhibits.


Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd

Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (216) 721-5722

E-mail Address(es)


Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Hours:


Additional Information


Adults: 8.50
Seniors: 7.50
62 and over
Children: 5.00
age 3-17

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Golden Buckeye Card


Parking: 5.00

WRHS History Center

View of the front entrance of the WRHS History Center.

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