From Ohio History Central
Text replacement - "Ohio Historical Society" to "Ohio History Connection"
<p>During the early twentieth century, the Western Reserve Historical Society dramatically expanded its holdings. It acquired Lawnfield, the home of former United States President James Garfield in Mentor, Ohio, in 1936. The society also acquired the Hay Home and the neighboring Hanna House. In 1939 and 1940, the Western Reserve Historical Society moved its operations to these two mansions located on East Boulevard in Cleveland. The society eventually constructed a three-story building between the two mansions to connect them together. The organization also acquired the Jonathan Hale homestead, which the society developed into a nineteenth century farm in Summit County, Ohio, and, in Canfield, Ohio, Loghurst, which might be the oldest surviving structure in the Connecticut Western Reserve. </p>
<p>The Western Reserve Historical Society also collected a sizable number of artifacts during the twentieth century. It established one of the leading costume and American furniture collections in the United States. The society also acquired historic aircraft and automobiles from TRW, Inc., in 1963. This collection eventually became the basis for the Frederick C. Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum near the Western Reserve Historical Society's headquarters on East Boulevard. </p>