Western Reserve Historical Society
The Western Reserve Historical Society houses and curates collections of cultural artifacts and documents related to the history of Northeast Ohio. The Society's headquarters in University Circle, styled "the History Center," has several facilities, including the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum with more than 150 vintage and antique automobiles and airplanes. The Chisholm Halle Costume Wing houses over 30,000 garments from the late 18th century to the present. The center also includes the restored Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel. The Library and Archives feature over 20 million archives and manuscripts. The institution also has a large collection of Shaker materials and substantial collections related to the Civil War and automotive industry.
The society also manages the Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum in in Bath, Ohio, "depicting life in the 19th century through agricultural practices and everyday craft and trade demonstrations such as glassblowing, pottery, spinning and weaving, and more." Exhbits include a log cabin, sawmill, carriage manufacturer, schoolhouse, law office and blacksmith. It's about 25 miles south of downtown Cleveland and 10 miles northwest of Akron.