The Shaker Historical Society is a non-profit organization established in 1947 to provide stewardship for our region's significant history by nurturing respectful discovery, preservation, collection, and public dissemination of the history, traditions, and heritage of the North Union Shaker sect, Warrensville Township, Shaker Heights, and the surrounding areas.

In 2022, we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Shaker Historical Society and the 200th anniversary of the North Union Shaker Village. Learn more about exhibits, programs, and events honoring these milestone anniversaries on our 75 Years page.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Jacob Strong House & Garden Open House

May 22, 2022 | 2-5pm | FREE for SHS members

You are cordially invited to an Open House of the historic Jacob Strong House & Garden at 18829 Fairmount Boulevard in Shaker Heights before it is offered for sale.

Built in c.1839, the Jacob Strong House is one of Shaker Heights’ oldest homes. Lovingly owned and restored by Dick and Jude Parke for many years, this home was recently donated to the Cleveland Restoration Society. The Parkes engaged Cleveland’s leading heritage experts to make countless improvements which preserve and prepare this home for years to come.

There are three available time slots: 2-3pm, 3-4pm, and 4-5pm.

Parking is available on Fairmount Boulevard and the surrounding streets.

This event is free to members of Shaker Historical Society, Shaker Heights Landmarks Commission, and Cleveland Restoration Society, but registration is required. Members, please email shakerhistory@shakerhistory.org for the registration link if you have not already received it.

Not a member? Join today!

See additional events on our Upcoming Events page!


Current & Upcoming Exhibits

The Wandering Years — March 25 - May 29, 2022

We are celebrating the Shaker Historical Society's 75th anniversary with the opening of The Wandering Years: The Early History of the Shaker Historical Society. Featuring archival materials, objects from our collection, and stories from early trustees, this exhibit will take you back in time to highlight the group of residents passionate about collecting and preserving local history through a community museum.

A Pictorial History — April 15 - August 28, 2022

Part of our 75th anniversary celebration, A Pictorial History: Photographs from the Shaker Historical Society Collection highlights photographs collected throughout our history. Visit the museum’s Lissauer Gallery to view a pictorial representation of Shaker Heights in bygone times.