These 10 Historical Societies Will Show You Greater Cleveland’s Hidden Past

The history of Cleveland is largely common knowledge to locals. Moses Cleaveland arrived here in 1796, naming the community he founded for himself… but he would never return to his namesake city. Does the rest of Greater Cleveland have unique founding stories like this one? What was life like in yesteryear in the suburbs? Through the local historical societies near Cleveland, we are able to find these answers… and many operate museums that the public can visit! The following 10 local landmarks belong on your bucket list:

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These incredible museums are operated by historical societies near Cleveland, and they all tell the story of life in this area. Which of these local landmarks is your favorite to visit? Tell us in the comments!

Love local history? Immerse yourself in it at the Cleveland History Center.

Address: 16740 S Park Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120, USA
Address: P. O. Box 306, 206 N Elmwood Ave, Medina, OH 44256, USA
Address: 13305 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44136, USA
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Address: 13314 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, USA
Address: 27715 Lake Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140, USA
Address: 24101 Cedar Point Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070, USA
Address: 4410 Oakes Rd, Cleveland, OH 44141, USA
Address: 30 S Park St RD, Bedford, OH 44146, USA
Address: 87 E Washington St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, USA