Western Reserve Historical Society

Western Reserve Historical Society

Western Reserve Historical Society

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The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) was founded in 1867, making it the oldest cultural institution in Northeast Ohio. WRHS is located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

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Located in University Circle, the renowned arts and culture district of Cleveland, the Society’s headquarters on East Boulevard houses and curates an extraordinary group of distinguished collections. The mission of the Western Reserve Historical Society is to collect, preserve and present the history of all the people of the Western Reserve. WRHS is a private, membership-based society that also receives funding through its investments, grants, and gifts.

University Circle Museums

The Society’s headquarters at University Circle houses several facilities:
  • The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum which houses over 150 vintage and antique automobiles and airplanes.
  • The History Museum, with changing exhibits of local history. The History Museum also includes:
    • The Hay-McKinney House, a 1911 home with luxurious turn-of-the-century parlors and living areas.
    • The Bingham-Hanna House, built between 1916 and 1919 on the land neighboring the Hay-McKinney property, Harry Payne Bingham built a 35 room house designed by Walker & Gillette, with a landscape by Olmsted Brothers and featuring ironwork by Samuel Yellin.
    • The Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, which houses over 30,000 garments from the late 18th century to the present.
  • The Library and Archives, which feature over 20 million archives and......
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