Westernreservehistoricalsociety Photos & Videos

11 days ago

It’s #flashbackfriday !! . . This souvenir handkerchief on display in a City Worth Fighting For | Cleveland's Role in WWI was acquired by Salvatore Artino and commemorates Italy’s victory in WWI. . . . It shows a map of Italy including the new regions Italy was to reclaim as a part of the 1915 Treaty of London. The border is decorated with the arms of 88 Italian and Balkan cities, highlighting in each of the four corners Rome, Trento, Trieste, and Saubado. The title in the upper right-hand corner means “Italy redeemed and one for the valor of its soldiers.” November 3, 1918 is the date of the Villa Giusti Armistice which refers to the signing of the treaty with Austria-Hungary ending the war. . . . This piece has been added to the Italian American Collection and helps in celebrating the end of World War I. It was graciously donated to WRHS by Ned, Salavtore's son who also just so happens to be a WRHS employee! . . . This item is a reminder of an important time in the history of the world as well as an Italian immigrant's path to Cleveland. . . . . #thisiscle #clestartshere #clevelandgram #clegram #clevelandgram #cle #cleveland #clevelandohio #wrhs #westernreservehistoricalsociety #northeastohio #wwi #italy #italianhistory #216 #330 #440 #ohio #ohiogram #military #militaryhistory #american #americanhistory #immigration #clevelandrocks #fbf #friday #fashback

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12 days ago

If you missed out on visiting us this summer, get a head start by purchasing a membership for 2019! 🐔🌳 Members of the #WesternReserveHistoricalSociety enjoy unlimited free admission to the #ClevelandHistoryCenter, Research Library, #HaleFarmandVillage and other members-only benefits and privileges. Visit our website www.halefarm.org or give us a call for more information about memberships! 📸 Photo Credit: tomforrestphotography #summerevents #summervibes #ohio #ohiopride #ohioproud #springevents #farm #farmlife #lifeonthefarm #chickens #chickencoop #CLE #CVNP #CuyahogaValleyNationalPark #northeastohioevents #northeastohio #familyactivities #ohiophotography #nature #naturephotography #clevelandevents

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18 days ago

#FlashbackFriday to 1911 when this photo from the WRHS Archives was taken. This photo, featured in the Detroit Superior High Level Bridge digital exhibit, shows the Atwater hotel and businesses at the corner of Superior Ave., NW, and Columbus Ave., NW. The building was at the eastern entrance of the proposed high level bridge to replace the Superior Viaduct. . . . . #thisiscle #history #clestartshere #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #fbf #flashback #cle #cleveland #clevelandohio #westernreservehistoricalsociety #northeastohio #clevelandgram #clegram #ohiogram #216 #330 #440

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21 days ago

Si Jolie! French Fashion in Cleveland is coming in #haute to the Chisholm Halle Costume July 14th. Museum guests of all ages will explore French couture with a #cle connection in this new exhibition! While you mark your calendars be sure to also check out this sneak peek from a photo shoot with our curator of Costumes & Textiles. . . . . #SiJolie #hautecouture #couture #frenchfashion #french #fashion #cleveland #clevelandgram #clevelandohio #cleohio #clegram #216 #330 #440 #exploreohio #westernreservehistoricalsociety #wrhs #clestartshere #museum #curator #exhibition #cominginhaute #neofamilyfun #family #fun #northeastohio

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26 days ago

‪Pretty excited to share one of our staff members was nominated as a @thisiscle All-Star service member! Dedication to serving our guests our guests with excellence happens each & every day here. Congratulations Deanna (in the background) and thank you for all of your hard work! #thisiscle #clestartshere#cle #cleveland #clevelandgram #clegram #womendoinghistory #westernreservehistoricalsociety #history #womenshistorymonth #employeeappreciation #clevelandohio #216 #330 #440

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27 days ago

Calling all #civilwar buffs! TOMORROW go behind the scenes with our Chief Curator for an exclusive look at Cleveland’s Civil War History. Try on replica gear and gets hands on with pieces from the WRHS collection. Only 20 Tickets are available and will be given on a first come, first served basis. See you here! . . . . #thisiscle #cleveland #clevelandgram #ohio #ohiogram #exploreohio #military #militaryhistory #civilwarhistory #westernreservehistoricalsociety #clestartshere #cle #clegram #216 #330 #440 #clevelandohio #curator #museum #behindthescenes #clevelandvibes #visitmeincle

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28 days ago

Join us for Crawford, Coffee & Cars this Saturday, March 30th 8am-11am in the Cleveland History Center parking lot. Then save the date (April 20th) for the next one! Admission for the April event will be $5 for WRHS members, $10 for general admission. Admission includes: entrance to the event, unlimited coffee and pastries, access to the interactive exhibits in the Cleveland History Center (including #radwoodcle), and parking. All proceeds will benefit the @crawford_auto_aviation_museum #thisiscle #clestartshere #westernreservehistoricalsociety #cle #cleveland #clevelandgram #clegram #ohio #ohiogram #216 #330 #440 #exploreohio #car #carsandcoffee #coffeeandcars #carstagram #carsofinsta #carsofinstagram #carmeet #carlifestyle #instacar #museum

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29 days ago

Teachers, when you book a field trip to the Cleveland History Center your students engage with history like never before. Using our standards-based field experiences as an extension of your curriculum, we can ensure that your learners’ curiosity extends beyond the field trip and into the classroom. Discover your field trip options today! . . . #education #learning #fieldtrip #ohio #cle #cleveland #ohiogram #exploreohio #clegram #clevelandgram #216 #330 #440 #clestartshere #westernreservehistoricalsociety #wrhs #school #student #museummonday #monday #museum #history

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1 month ago

Today's #WomensHistoryMonth post is dedicated to another living legend, Margaret Wong. Margaret is a naturalized American immigration lawyer who created an immigration and nationality law practice in 1978, of which she is senior and managing partner. As an immigrant herself, Margaret helps foreign-born residents maintain their legal status, and work towards naturalization. Margaret has also started successful businesses with various family members. Ms. Wong has pledged millions of dollars to help immigrants and young people achieve success. At the Cleveland History Center, we are grateful for her generous donations to help sow the seeds of entrepreneurship in the young people of Cleveland. #becauseofher #womenshistory #womenempowerment #cle #Cleveland #clevelandohio #clegram #clevelandgram #ohio #ohiogram #216 #330 #440 #exploreohio #philanthropy #immigration #lawyer #clevelandrocks #theland #women #westernreservehistoricalsociety #clestartshere #wrhs #thisiscle

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1 month ago

Join our Chief Curator for an exclusive Behind The Scenes look of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Civil War Collection today, 3/21, and next Thursday, 3/28, at 2pm. Space is limited so be sure to buy your tickets in advance. #thisiscle #clestartshere #visitmeincle #cleveland #clevelandohio #clevelandgram #clegram #ohio #ohiogram #216 #330 #440 #civilwar #museum #collection #behindthescenes #history #americanhistory #civilwarhistory #clevelandrocks #wrhs #westernreservehistoricalsociety

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1 month ago

Next Saturday 3/30 is the next installment of Crawford, Coffee & Cars. This photo is from the inaugural Crawford, Coffee & Cars held at the Cleveland History Center in April 2018. Get your @crawford_auto_aviation_museum fix in the meantime this Saturday 3/23 as we team up with the @rockhall for a special Behind The Wheel session. We’ll be enjoying music, fashion and cars from the 80s and 90s. Program is free with museum admission and kicks off at 1pm. . . . #carstagram #carsofinstagram #instacar #carsandcoffee #coffeeandcars #CAAM #clestartshere #cle #cleveland #clevelandgram #clegram #ohio #ohiogram #216 #330 #440 #exploreohio #ohiohasit #wrhs #westernreservehistoricalsociety

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1 month ago

Who else is getting excited for History Day? Founded in Cleveland in 1974, National History Day is a project-based learning experience for students in grades 6-12 that builds college and career skills for the 21st century by making the historical past relevant to the present and the future. To participate, students choose topics in relation to the yearly theme, conduct research, and present their findings as a paper, exhibit, documentary, website, or performance. This year's theme is Triumph and tragedy. Stop in this Saturday, March 16th, after 2pm to see the hard work and research of local students. IN THE PHOTO: students presenting their work during 2018 History Day. #history #historyday #wrhs #westernreservehistoricalsociety #clestartshere #cle #school #student #project #clevelandgram #clegram #ohio #ohiogram #exploreohio #216 #330 #440

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1 month ago

We're continuing the celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth by sharing the women who make and or work in history each and every day. Today's post is dedicated to the woman who serves as the face of the Western Reserve Historical Society, our President and CEO Kelly Falcone-Hall. Kelly joined WRHS in 1995 and has served WRHS in a variety of roles at both Hale Farm & Village and the Cleveland History Center prior to her appointment as President & CEO in 2014. Kelly's notable achievements include being named a Crain’s Cleveland Woman of Note in , participating in the Thomas and Joanie Adler Israel Mission in 2017 and graduating from Leadership Ohio in 2018. In addition to her role at WRHS, Kelly serves as a board member for several Cleveland cultural institutions including University Circle Inc., Arts Cleveland, the Union Club of Cleveland Foundation, and the Cleveland State University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. #WomenDoingHistory #history #women #womenempowerment #cle #thisiscle #cleveland #clevelandohio #216 #330 #440 #clegram #clevelandgram #womeninspiringwomen #clestartshere #ohio #ohiogram #exploreohio #ohiofindithere #museum #wrhs #westernreservehistoricalsociety #becauseofherstory

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2 months ago

Did you know today is International Women's Day? International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance. The first International Women's Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. As part of International Womens Day we celebrate the women like Dorothy Humel Horvorka who were bold and daring and made a positive difference for women in the community. This dress, featured in WOW Factor, Dorothy wore for her final solo piano performance with the Cleveland Summer Orchestra in 1959. One might imagine that a classical musician should wear more serious clothing, but Dorothy dressed with color and flair onstage. This dress is made of layers of dusty purple net, but a bright pink lining peeks through, and glows in certain light. She found success as a pianist for decades before devoting herself to musical philanthropy, as a trustee of the Cleveland Orchestra and President of its Women’s Committee, and as President of the Cleveland Music School Settlement. #iwd2019 #internationalwomensday #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #americanhistory #history #museum #fashion #philanthropy #philanthropist #216 #330 #440 #ohio #cle #cleveland #clevelandgram #clegram #ohiogram #exploreohio #clestartshere #thisiscle #friday #women #downtowncle #downtowncleveland #universitycircle #wrhs #westernreservehistoricalsociety #becauseofherstory

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2 months ago

In honor of March being #WomensHistoryMonth we will be posting photos dedicated to the women who helped to inspire Clevelanders and those who continue to make history each and every day. Today’s post is dedicated to Zelma Watson George. Zelma became a symbol of African American achievement in several fields ranging from operatic diva to United Nations diplomat. After moving to Chicago with her family she earned a sociology degree from the Univ. of Chicago and studied voice at the American Conservatory of Music. Later she added advanced degrees in personnel administration and sociology from New York University. Her journey would bring her to Cleveland to examine the John G. White Collection of the Cleveland Public Library. She would go on to write a musical drama based upon her research, "Chariot's A'Comin!", which was telecast by WEWS-TV in 1949. That year Zelma assumed the title role in Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera, The Medium, at Karamu Theater. She was selected by Menotti himself to repeat her triumph in an off-Broadway revival of the work. As an African American appearing in a role not written for one per se she was likely New York's first example of non-traditional casting. In the 1950s Zelma served on several government committees at the national level, culminating in a world lecture tour as good-will ambassador and an appointment as U.S. alternate delegate to the United Nations General Assembly (1960-61). From 1966-74 she served as director of the Cleveland Job Corps. Following her retirement and the death of her husband, she lectured, wrote, and taught at Cuyahoga Community College. Learn more about Zelma Watson George when you visit the WRHS Research Library. Photo courtesy of CPL. . . . #thisiscle #womenshistorymonth #cle #womeninhistory #women #cle #cleveland #clevelandgram #clegram #ohio #ohiogram #216 #330 #440 #clevelandohio #history #archive #americanhistory #clestartshere #wrhs #africanamericanhistory #africanamericanarchives #westernreservehistoricalsociety #becauseofherstory

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3 months ago

The CUYAHOGA RIVER FIRE (22 June 1969) dramatized the extent of the river's pollution and the ineffectiveness of the city's lagging pollution abatement program. Mayor Carl Stokes was an integral part of pushing environmental legislation that would not only pave the way for environmental conservation efforts locally, but would pave the way nationally as well. In the photo, from Cleveland State's Special Library Collections, Mayor Stokes addresses the media near the site of the 1969 river fire. Learn more about 1969 and the pivotal role in played in Cleveland's history in Cleveland Starts Here®️ sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. . . #thisiscle #clestartshere #mayorcarlstokes #cuyahogariver #somewhereintime #1969 #cle #cleveland #clevelandgram #clegram #ohio #ohiogram #exploreohio #environmental #216 #440 #330 #downtowncle #downtowncleveland #clevelandhistorycenter #wrhs #westernreservehistoricalsociety #northeastohio

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3 months ago

It's #throwbackthursday! September 28, 1969 was a sad day in Cleveland history. For those who remember it was the day Cleveland's gem on the lake, Euclid Beach Park, would close its doors for good. At Somewhere in Time 1969 we're celebrating the memories of the park. Take a ride on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, enjoy signature sweet treats and more! Link for tickets in the bio. #thisiscle #clestartshere #thursday #tbt #throwback #clevelandgram #clegram #cleveland #clevelandohio #ohio #216 #330 #440 #exploreohio #fundraiser #fundraising #benefit #clevelandhistorycenter #westernreservehistoricalsociety #carousel #carouselhorse #euclidbeachcarousel #euclidbeachpark #somewhereintime #1969 #instablackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #history #museum

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3 months ago

TODAY we open an exhibit dedicated to Reverend E. Theophilus Caviness. This brand new exhibit explores the life of one of Cleveland’s most impactful community leaders, and allows guests of all ages to discover his role in the Civil Rights Movement, learn about his friendship with Martin Luther King, feel the power of his preaching and music and so much more. We are OPEN to the public today from 10am-5pm with FREE admission and a ribbon cutting for Rev. E. Theophilus Caviness: Church, Community, Cleveland at 12pm today. #martinlutherkingjr #martinlutherking #mlk #caviness #church #community #cleveland #cle #thisiscle #clestartshere #clevelandgram #clegram #ohio #ohiogram #216 #330 #440 #exploreohio #history #naturalhistorymuseum #americanhistory #northeastohio #exhibit #exhibition #theland #wrhs #westernreservehistoricalsociety

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3 months ago

TOMORROW escape the cold and join us for the opening of Rev. E. Theophilus Caviness: Church, Community, Cleveland. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be taking place at 12pm. We will also have FREE admission for all guests. . . Photo of Rev. E.T. Caviness and Curator @pedmonson #thisiscle #cle #cleveland #clevelandohio #clevelandgram #clegram #ohiogram #exploreohio #ohiohasit #museum #historymuseum #216 #330 #440 #clevelandrocks #theland #martinlutherkingjr #mlk #clevelandhistorycenter #martinlutherking #caviness #church #community #westernreservehistoricalsociety #wrhs

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4 months ago

I had a day date with the wife last Thursday at the @crawford_auto_aviation_museum . They're getting ready for the @radwoodofficial exhibit, so the floors were clear with one #Viper and the first #Delorean off the line on display. Should be fun!! The museum is also attached to the Hays-Mckinney mansion and they have a bunch of #WW1 items on display. It was pretty exciting to see the Lewis Gun out along with some other squad machine guns, uniforms and relics. at Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

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4 months ago

As 2018 comes to a close we celebrate all of the amazing things we’ve accomplished thanks to our donors. - Brand new signage was installed just outside of the Euclid Beach Carousel pavilion thanks to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. It’s a perfect photo opportunity for any occasion. - We received new cars to be a part of the extensive Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection. - Opened stunning new exhibits like Mad For Plaid in the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing and launched new programs like Crawford, Coffee & Cars. . . . Help us continue to bring history to life. Donate today. Link in the bio. . . . #carousel #carousehorse #photooftheday #thisiscle #cle #clegram #clevelandgram #horse #clevelandohio #cleveland #clestartshere #ohio #ohiogram #donate #donation #fundraising #fundraiser #history #americanhistory #clevelandhistory #westernreservehistoricalsociety #wrhs #216 #330 #440 #clevelandrocks #theland

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4 months ago

#FlashbackFriday to The Polish Library Home Christmas Celebration! The Polish-American Library Home was located on Kenilworth Avenue in Tremont. It housed a large collection of Polish literature and served as a meeting place for Polish groups, including several lodges of the Polish National Alliance, a fraternal insurance organization which sought to preserve Polish culture and worked for the re-establishment of a free Poland. The home closed in 1984. . . . #thiswascle #cle #clestartshere #thisiscle #cleveland #clevelandohio #clevelandgram #clegram #ohio #ohiogram #exploreohio #216 #330 #440 #clevelandrocks #theland #polish #polishheritage #heritage #archive #museum #history #americanhistory #fbf #friday #westernreservehistoricalsociety #holiday #tradition

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4 months ago

TRW, a 1960s-aerospace company, designed and built this rocket engine that allowed NASA's Apollo astronauts to land safely on the moon. This engine was built as a back-up and never flew. See it for yourself and learn more about it when you visit Cleveland Starts Here® sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation. #thisiscle #clestartshere #nasa #space #apollo #astronaut #spacehistory #cle #cleveland #clevelandohio #clegram #clevelandgram #ohio #ohiogram #216 #330 #440 #clevelandrocks #theland #westernreservehistoricalsociety #downtowncleveland #history #museummonday #americanhistory

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4 months ago

NEW EXHIBIT ALERT! Opening on Monday, January 15th we're proud to announce the new exhibit Rev. E. Theophilus Caviness: Church, Community, Cleveland. Get a taste of what's to come when you visit Cleveland Starts Here®. #thisiscle #cle #cleveland #clevelandohio #clevelandgram #ohio #ohiogram #clegram #216 #330 #440 #museum #archives #history #politics #americanhistory #westernreservehistoricalsociety #clestartshere #clevelandrocks #theland #africanamerican #africanamericanhistory #exhibit

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4 months ago

Last week, historian John Grabowski was on The Sound of Ideas on 90.3 WCPN ideastream talking about the 100 years since the American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919, the city's slow response to the epidemic and the inevitable impact it had on Cleveland. An interesting fact he presented: Cleveland had the fifth highest death toll from the flu, but when adjusted for population, Cleveland's death rate exceeded that of New York and Chicago. Indeed three times more people died from the flu in Cleveland that died in service in WWI. IN THE PHOTO: Euclid Heights Red Cross employees hard at work. The Red Cross had set aside $20,000 to help City Health Commissioner Dr. Harry L. Rockwood obtain adequate facilities in the suburbs, with the intimation that more funds would be made available if necessary. Rockwood welcomed the money, as he estimated it would cost $122,000 to equip 1,000 beds and to pay for 100 nurses employed for ten weeks. #thiswascle #thisiscle #cleveland #history #clevelandohio #clevelandgram #cle #clegram #ohio #ohiogram #exploreohio #216 #330 #440 #westernreservehistoricalsociety #museum #flu #medical #medicalhistory #theland #clevelandrocks #tbt #throwback #throwbackthursday #clestartshere

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5 months ago

We couldn't just let that gorgeous day go to waste, so yesterday I ended up having an all day, fun-filled time with these two cool chicks in University Circle & beyond. First up, Jess & I saved a baby snake near the Art Museum from getting stepped on, followed by some ice skating at the Wade Oval rink (my first time believe it or not; didn't fall once! lol), lunch at the popular The Coffee House (which was once a home) on CWRU's campus to exploring the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, before Chels joined up with us for tours of the Museum of Natural History and the Western Reserve Historical Society, followed by dinner in the Uptown district, and ending the night at Chelsea's for a double screening of The Crow and Edward Scissorhands. I hope many of you took advantage of that weather too while you could! #UniversityCircle #WadeOval #iceskating #ClevelandBotanicalGardens #ClevelandMuseumofNaturalHistory #WesternReserveHistoricalSociety

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6 months ago

In honor of tomorrow being voting day we’re sharing a piece from the WRHS Research Library. IN THE PHOTO Municipal Judge Perry B. Jackson is surrounded by his wife and mother (foreground) and jubilant relatives. The photograph shows his pleasure over the smashing vote he recorded in the general election to retain his seat on the bench. Born in Zanesville, Ohio and became the first black judge in the state. He was appointed municipal judge in Aug. 1942, but lost the election for his seat in 1943. However, in 1945 he won a 6-year term on the municipal court bench and was reelected in 1951 and 1957. #thisiscle #cleveland #clevelandhistory #vote #voting #judge #africanamericanhistory #blackhistory #cle #thiswascle #clevelandgram #clevelandohio #ohio #ohiogram #216 #330 #440 #theland #clevelandhistorycenter #wrhs #westernreservehistoricalsociety #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #musuemmonday #museum #history

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6 months ago

SAVE THE DATE for our annual costume party #somewhereintime On Saturday, February 2,2019, we go back 50 years to 1969. Pull on those funky threads and tear it up at the year’s most out-of-sight gig – Somewhere in Time 1969. Explore this year of protest, revolution, and change through the sounds, grooves, duds, suds, and moves of this pivotal year in which the eagle landed. #clestartshere #clevelandevent #philanthropy #benefit #fundraiser #costumeparty #1969 #clevelandhistory #cleveland #clevelandohio #clevelandgram #cle #thisiscle #ohio #ohiogram #exploreohio #ohiofindithere #westernreservehistoricalsociety #costume #party #fundraisingevent #fundraising #clevelandrocks #theland #216 #330 #440 #flashbackfriday #fbf at Cleveland History Center

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6 months ago

#throwbackthursday to the people of Cleveland on the streets celebrating Armistice Day. Armistice Day is commemorated every year on the 11th of November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France. It marked the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. On November 11th at 11am join our Chief Curator, Eric Rivet, for a celebration of the centennial of Armistice Day. Learn about Cleveland's role in WWI, the last day of the Great War, and get hands on with replica WWI gear. #worldwar #worldwar1 #wwi #worldhistory #militaryhistory #military #armisticeday #americanhistory #wrhs #cle #cleveland #clevelandhistory #clevelandgram #clevelandohio #thisiscle #ohio #ohiogram #216 #330 #440 #westernreservehistoricalsociety #clestartshere #history #museum #tbt #tbt❤️ #tbthursday #clevelandrocks #theland

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