My Town: Crawford Auto Aviation Museum Reopens

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s been closed nearly two years for renovations.

Saturday and Sunday will be the grand opening for the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum at the Western Reserve Historical Society.

The museum underwent $4 million in renovations over the past two years, and now boasts a renovated upper gallery, handicapped accessible restrooms, a new elevator and a brand new museum store.

The auto aviation collection includes cars, aircraft, bicycles and even horse-drawn vehicles that illustrate the development of transportation in northeast Ohio. It’s part of a new exhibit called “Setting the World in Motion.”

“People are really excited to see the return of the automobiles and the airplanes,” said the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Kelly Falcone. “People really associate the history center…with the Crawford aviation collection. I think it is safe to say people have been calling every day for the past two years asking ‘when will we be able to see the cars again’.”

There will be several programs as part of the grand opening on Saturday and Sunday.

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