Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Western Reserve Historical Society

"inspire people to discover the American experience 
by exploring the tangible history of Northeast Ohio"

  • To Your Classroom
    • Into the Woods
      • Pre-K - Grade 4
      • "Compare and contrast the lifestyles of the Eastern Woodland American Indians with the Early Settlers! With artifacts brought to your classroom, hands-on activities compare their land use and daily life. Imagine what life was like for these early peoples, develop ideas about the similarities and differences in the ways cultures meet common human needs, and have fun! "
    • From Sap to Syrup
      • Kindergarten - Grade 12
      • "Students discover the historical and significant role of maple sugar in local communities by comparing and contrasting American Indian and pioneer techniques of sugaring, sugar camp set up, and the collection and processing of sap into maple syrup and maple sugar."
  • Loan-Out Trunks from Hale Farm & Village
    • From Sap to Syrup
      • Kindergarten - Grade 12
      • "Students discover the historical and significant role of maple sugar in local communities by comparing and contrasting American Indian and pioneer techniques of sugaring, sugar camp set up, and the collection and processing of sap into maple syrup and maple sugar."
  • Video Conferencing



Research & Collections
  • Research Library
    • Th-Sat: 10 AM - 5 PM
    • Library Catalog
      • "consists of the Research Library’s published collections. If you are seeking books, family histories, pamphlets, microfilm, periodicals, or newspapers, this is the place to start."
    • Manuscript & Photograph Collections Catalog
      • "consists of the Research Library’s unpublished collections. If you are looking for personal papers, organizational records, photographs, or our Automotive Marque Files Collection, you will find them here."
    • Museum Collections Catalog
      • "consists of artifacts such as furniture, fine and decorative arts, costume and textile, the Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection, and other three-dimensional objects from our museum collections."
  • Databases
    • Biographical Sketch Name Index


  • High School Senior Service Learning Projects
  • Public History Experience
    • "ideal for those thinking of entering into or working with: Museum Management, History Majors, Fundraising, Education, Interpretation, Non-profit management, Curatorial, Registrar, Exhibit design/production, Research and other jobs related to Historical Society functions.  

      All interns participating in this particular internship program attend a two-hour class once a week for 9 weeks learning about the practice of Historical Society operations. The rest of the week is spent working in your chosen environment learning best practices. Summer Public History Internships are available at both the History Center in University Circle, and at Hale Farm & Village in the Cuyahoga Valley.  "


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