Western Reserve Historical Society Welcomes Guests to New Cleveland History Center in University Circle

Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is pleased to announce the completion of Phase II of a Master Plan to transform the grounds of the Cleveland History Center, WRHS’s main campus and headquarters in University Circle, Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center is the historical society for Cleveland and northeast Ohio. Its expansive 7.5-acre campus in the heart of University Circle features both historic and modern buildings and grounds woven together since the 1930s into an experience unlike any other in northern Ohio. Inside, library and museum collections are among the finest in the country that document the American experience. Cleveland and northeast Ohio history come to life in the permanent exhibit, Cleveland Starts Here® sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, and Community History Galleries featuring Carl and Louis Stokes Making History, the Cleveland Art Gallery, Kidzibits Playzone, and the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing. Two early 20th century Renaissance Revival style buildings within the campus, the Hay-McKinney and Bingham-Hanna Mansions, are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Whether you’re new to the city or you have lived here your entire life, the Cleveland History Center in University Circle is the starting point for schoolchildren, local communities, residents, and visitors and their discovery of Cleveland’s story.