Support our Diamond Year Campaign to ring out our 75th year!

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

Holiday Open House

December 11, 2022 | 3-5pm | Shaker Historical Society

We invite the community to conclude our 75th anniversary year with a holiday celebration at the museum! Stop by Shaker Historical Society for fiber artist Katie Mongoven’s exhibit Penumbra, live music from the women’s A Capella group "Nightingale," light refreshments, family-friendly holiday crafts, and socializing with neighbors while exploring our galleries. This event is free and open to all.

Learn more on our Upcoming Events page!

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Penumbra — October 1 - December 18, 2022

Katie Mongoven's embroideries are stitched portraits, stories stabbed into cloth, offering memories and reflections. Inspired by relationships and mundane and dramatic moments in her life, she recreates these raw and personal moments that touch upon a myriad of emotions in the semi-abstract form.

Archiving Horseshoe Lake

Archiving Horseshoe Lake shares the history of the Horseshoe Lake area from pre-colonization to present and encourages residents to consider the current situation in a broader context.