Best Places For Women’s History In Cleveland

March has been celebrated as Women’s History Month since Congress expanded it from “Women’s History Week” in 1987 to encompass the entire month. Cleveland has some of the best places and resources to discover and explore the impressive legacy and historical facts that help comprise the invaluable part women have played in shaping today’s world.

International Women’s Air & Space Museum
Burke Lakefront Airport
1501 North Marginal Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 623-1111
www.iwasm.org

Price: Free
Hours: Mon to Sun – 8a.m. – 7 p.m.

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) was built to preserve and showcase the contributions women have made and continue to make in space and aviation. It houses priceless memorabilia and artifacts that has been collected by the “Ninety Nines,” an international group of female pilots formed in 1929. The museum has been around for more than 25 years and was originally built in Centerville, Ohio, but moved to the city of Cleveland in 1998. This is a great place for kids and adults alike to learn about aviation; the museum is a true inspiration to soar to the highest of heights of our abilities.

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Unveiling of the Lesya Ukrainka Statue (credit: clevelandmemory.org)

The Cleveland Memory Project
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 687-2449
www.clevelandmemory.org/ewc

Price: Free
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week, online

While Cleveland State University has a brick and mortar location, this special place to discover and learn more about women’s history lives online.  This exhibit is called the “Ethnic Women of Cleveland: An Oral History Project.” The exhibit shares the stories of 29 women of eastern European backgrounds as told to  Dr. Jeanette Tuve of Cleveland State University in the late 1980s. Many of the women’s stories revolve around surviving World War II and the Great Depression as they dealt with the struggles of assimilating to their new home in Cleveland. The exhibit creates an innovative approach to learning about our fascinating history.

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Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave., N.E.
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 623-2800
www.cpl.org

Price: Free, but need a library card to check out books.
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – Closed

One of the great staples in American society is the public library. It affords all its citizens access to knowledge, information and resources regardless of the sex, age or socioeconomic status.  It is an institution that helps keep the people educated. Thus, when it comes to learning about women’s history, it is one of the best places to go and delve into the volumes of books and materials on the subject.

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Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 721-5722
www.wrhs.org

Price: Free
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week, online

Women may have increased in number as the primary breadwinners, but that does not mean they have always had enough money in the past to give to further good causes in our society. The Western Reserve Historical Society has a great online display of a number of women philanthropists who have done just that.

League of Women Voters of the Cleveland Area    
850 Euclid Ave. Suite 1010
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 781-8375
www.lwvcef.org

The League of Women Voters of the Cleveland Area is a living history organization that provides information and resources on governmental offices and candidates running for election.  They have been around since the 1920s and are a valuable fixture in Cleveland and cities all across the country. This is where one discovers the women who are making history and shaping the future now.

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Ricky Johnson is a published author, relationship guru and a general man about town, Cleveland in this case. His background in the legal field gives him the analytical tools to express extra insight that many readers may miss regarding current events and issues. His work can be found at Examiner.com.


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