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Dittrick Museum of Medical History

The Dittrick Medical History Center welcomes the public, as well as the university community. A museum, archive, and collection of rare books, artifacts, and images, the Dittrick embraces the experience of individuals and society as they grappled with changing conceptions of health and medicine. Every artifact opens a door to unique stories, about patients, healers, and community. Read more about the museum and all that we have to offer here. Come learn about how medicine became modern!




Holiday Open House and Museum Store Sale

Date posted: December 6th, 2017

Join us on Saturday, December 9th for cookies and punch and holiday cheer.
All books will be 20% off and posters will be 50% off regular prices!
The sale prices will also be available through our online store December 8th through 1:00pm December 15th. …Read more.

New Exhibit Opening, Cleveland Dentistry Re-visited.

Date posted: September 27th, 2017

On Oct 1 we will open an exhibition entitled Cleveland Dentistry Re-visited: An exhibition to celebrate the 125th anniversary of CWRU’s School of Dental Medicine.
It will feature dental antiques and images from the collections of the Dittrick Museum and from the collection of Joseph Chester, DDS (CWRU SDM alum). …Read more.

The Fall Newsletter is out and available here

Date posted: September 27th, 2017

The Museum’s events and projects are covered in the Cleveland Medical Library Associations Newsletter.
Download a copy here: Newsletter-Fall-2017. …Read more.


Holiday Hours

We will be closing at 5:00pm Wednesday November 22nd, Closed Thanksgiving and the day after and December 23rd through Jan.1st (2018).

Museum hours

Come in to the museum and check out our ever evolving exhibits. We have some new sections concerning public health, food, milk and water in Cleveland.

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Monday and Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm.
Thursday and Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Page last modified: December 8, 2017