Western Reserve Historical Society

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Western Reserve Historical Society
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Contact Information

E-mail: info@wrhs.org


The History Center
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Telephone: Library Research Services: 216-721-5722 x1509

Hours and holidays:

History Center in University Circle
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Research Center
Sunday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Saturday: Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Same holidays

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

  • Directions
  • Parking: The fee to park in the museum lot is $5. Special rates apply for special events.A parking space lease option for regular parking use is available. Return the completed application to the History Center Museum Store.
  • Map

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

A part of the Western Reserve Historical Society, housed within the History Center in University Circle, the WRHS Research Center is an amazing resource for the academic and for the family history researcher. Collections spanning national and local history and genealogy are available Thursday - Saturday in person or online.


There are admission fees. One admission gives access to everything on the complex.


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