Discover Cranbrook

Of all that can be said about Cranbrook, it is important to remember that there is nothing quite like it elsewhere. Part artistic community, part educational center, part scientific institute, the community is recognized for the strength of its educational and cultural programs, the beauty of its grounds, and the exceptional architecture of its many buildings. 

This is where you will discover stories about Cranbrook's people, places, and things, and a growing body of research that will help you understand Cranbrook's history and enduring legacy.


Cranbrook began as a country estate and evolved into a world-renowned educational center. Click here to read a history of the community.



From the original farmhouse to a new vault, click here to view a year-by-year timeline of Cranbrook's buildings, additions, and gardens.


Digital Collections Database

This eMuseum portal provides access to a growing selection of objects in the Permanent Cultural Properties Collection of Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.



Starting with the founders, George and Ellen Booth, click here to discover the people who shaped Cranbrook's history and programs. 




Cranbrook is a National Historic Landmark. Click here to learn about some of its most notable buildings and landscape features.




Cranbrook is a total work of art, a place where objects enhance the environment and the educational experience. Click here to discover its Cultural Properties. 


Banner photo by P.D. Rearick, CAA '10.
Box photos courtesy of Cranbrook Archives, James Haefner, P.D. Rearick.