Browse Exhibits (71 total)
How the use of the canals has changed because of the industrial needs of Ohio and how that has also changed the landscape of Northeast Ohio.
You can view an interactive timeline and read the memories of Captain Pearl R. Nye.
With the completion of New York's Erie Canal in 1825 and as the canals opened in Ohio, Ohio became less isolated from the rest of the country. Prices for agricultural produce, wages and canal construction costs rose. For 25 years the canals were the principal means of transportation of both freight and passengers within Ohio.
This exhibit will explore the reasons for the creation of the automobile and the automobile industry. We will pay particular attention to the begining of the auto industry in the United States with a particular emphasis on the Winton car company in Cleveland.
The East Ohio Gas Company Explosion and subsequent fire took place on Friday, 20 Oct. 1944, when a tank containing liquid natural gas equivalent to 90 million cubic feet exploded, setting off the most disastrous fire in Cleveland's history. This exhibit will focus on the impact of that event on the people and city of Cleveland.
This exhibit examines the Cuyahoga River Fires. Cleveland's reputation was severely damaged as the result of June 22, 1969 fire. This fire would draw national attention about the pollution of Lake Erie and rivers and streams that feed it Rivers were not uncommon thing catching fire in United States during the 20th Century. The downfall of American environment would lead to the creation of EPA Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Water Act of 1972.
Cahoon Memorial Park contains 115 acres of public space operated by the city of Bay Village within the restrictions accepted from the will and testement of the donar, Ida Maria Cahoon. The restrictions prohibit non Bay Village residents from using the park, and prohibits alcohol sales and consumption, as well as gaming at any time, or organized sporting activities on Sundays. The park has served as a center for civic activity and the restrictions imposed on the park has helped the city develope in a in a fashion that promotes demographic homogeneity.
This exhibit explores how children were used in the workforce during the late 1800's and early 1900's. It also shows the birth of Settlement Houses to meet the needs of children during this period.
"Anyone who falls in the Cuyahoga, does not drown, ... he decays." (TIME Magazine. Aug. 1, 1969). For dedades pollution on the Cuyahoga River was out of control. National attention was drawn to the pollution problem with information about the Cuyahoga River fire of June 22, 1969 appearing in the widely publicized TIME issue of the Ted Kennedy scandal of Chappaquiddick. That along with efforts by then mayor Carl Stokes, sparked the interaction of community groups, the city of Cleveland, the state of Ohio and the federal government to attack polluted water ways.
This exhibit will look at some of the boats, tools, and men who have been influencial in Great Lakes shipping and have connections to Clevealand, Ohio. Many of the ships shown are from the Cleveland-Cliffs fleet which was one of the major companies in the iron ore industry.
The Cleveland Central Market played an important role in the history of Cleveland. The market created a space for people to sell their products. It also created a safe and controlled area to purchase food. The Central Market was very beneficial to the city but for most of its existence the market was seen as an eyesore. The city constantly fought to close the Central Market even though it was used by many people.