Get ready for a fun and informative visit to the Western Reserve Historical Society, the oldest existing cultural institute in Ohio. The Western Reserve was created in May of 1867 and has been maintained to perfection ever since. This reserve was originally created as a historical branch of the Cleveland Library Association and has since then aimed its focus toward the preservation of documents and objects relating to national, regional, and local history. Today this institution focuses primarily on Northeast Ohio and 19th-century life.
While you are here you will have the opportunity to explore Hale Farm and Village, an old farm homestead complete with active work animals and heritage gardens, the History Center, or the Outdoor Living Museum. At Hale Farm, you can watch cooking demos, learn about the trades of the time, or partake in period-appropriate crafts. The History Center is home to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, offering a unique opportunity to see the history of every type of transportation from horse-drawn carriage to seafaring ferries! This location is a great opportunity for your group to learn about the history of Cleveland, Northeast Ohio, and 19th century living in general!