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Western Reserve unearths Cleveland's past.

In Treasures of the Western Reserve, our ancestors' cars, diaries, and jewelry tell our history better than any textbook ever did. At the Western Reserve Historical Society exhibit, which opens today, the magnificent mingles with the mundane to paint a vivid portrait of the city's past. "Our philosophy is that all treasures are created equal," says curator Dean Zimmerman.

Part of the museum's 140th anniversary celebration, Treasures of the Western Reserve showcases both fine art and everyday artifacts that tie in with the city's history. More than 150 items are on display — ranging from a vintage oil painting of Public Square to a photograph of Bruce Springsteen performing at the Agora. "People today need to know there is a whole world beyond the internet," says Zimmerman. "Museums are founded on the originals. There is nothing like the real thing."
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