This historical collection has that WOW factor

What: Wow Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes

Where it’s located: The Chisholm Halle Costume Wing of the Western Reserve Historical Society

When it’s open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; through April 22.

Why you should go: WRHS has put on display over 100 show-stopping garments, accessories and works of art made by Cleveland designers and worn by bold Clevelanders: 

It takes bold people to pull off these looks. Wow Factor tells the stories of Clevelanders who are immigrants, scholars, artists, athletes, philanthropists, and CEOs. They are Jewish, Jordanian, Japanese, African American, and transgender. From Ada Watterson Yerkes, who broke conventions to pursue a PhD in botany before 1900, to basketball legend LeBron James, they are inspiring and relatable. We are proud to share the stories of Cleveland’s statement-makers.

How much: Free for WRHS members; $9 for seniors; $10 for adults. Tickets include admission to the Cleveland History Center.

How to get more information: Visit

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