The Cleveland Grays Armory Museum
A Unique Building with 177 years of Rich History to add Character to Any Event
Come Walk the Halls and Take your Place in Honoring Those Who Have and Do Serve
Public tours are the first Wednesday of the month from Noon till 4pm. We look forward to sharing our history with you!
The Cleveland Grays and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture
Unwritten History Is BACK!!
Vincent Francioli: From Collinwood High School to Nazi Germany
September 29, 2014
Be Sure To Check Back Soon For Details About
Major General Ron Dziedzicki
Speaking October 27th
Celebrating our 177th Year!
Yes, its true the Cleveland Grays were chartered in 1837, making the Grays the second oldest organization in Cleveland today!!
Our Brief History
Since 1837 when 118 brave men adopted the motto, "Semper Paratus," (Always Prepared) and where chartered in as an independent militia the Cleveland Grays and their friends have made history. From 1792 to 1903 state and federal law authorized independent militias, private volunteer groups that supplemented the official state militia, and served the community in all the ways that the National Guard does today. The Richardsonian Romanesque Revival-style Armory was built in 1893. Within its imposing walls the armory has also made history by hosting Cleveland's finest events and its people. Including the first concert by John Phillip Sousa and Cleveland's first Auto Show.