Shaker Historical Society

The Shaker Historical Society is fully open to walk-in visitors during our normal operating hours. Please note that masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Thanksgiving Food Drive

October 1-31, 2021

We were blown away last year by the community's generosity with our Thanksgiving Food Drive, so we're bringing it back! Can we top the 20 bags and boxes we collected in 2020?

Drop off non-perishable, non-expired goods at the Shaker Historical Society throughout the month of October. Items can be dropped off inside the museum during our open hours or in the box at our rear entrance. The most needed items are peanut butter, jam/jelly, mac & cheese, pasta sauce, and canned fruit. Food will be will distributed ahead of Thanksgiving. Let's all support our community this holiday season!

Critical Race Theory and Shaker: Community Discussion

October 25, 2021 | 7-8:30pm | Zoom

Please join NewONEShaker and Shaker Heights Public Library for our third Critical Race Theory event - a community discussion on Critical Race Theory which you will not want to miss!

The Shaker Historical Society is proud to join Friends of the Shaker Library and Heights Christian Church as sponsors of this event.


I Come as One: Poetry Reading & Writing Workshop

November 12, 2021 | 6-7:15pm | Zoom - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us for an evening of poetry related to the exhibition I Come as One: Stories of Unconquerable Single Black Parents (now on view at the Shaker Historical Society through December 12, 2021). The evening will feature poetry readings by select mothers from the exhibition. Following the reading, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the basic nature and techniques of poetry and write an original poem.

The workshop will be led by writer Ali Black. Black is the author of the poetry collection If It Heals At All. The book was named a finalist for the 2021 Ohioana Book Award. Black's work has been published in The Offing, DIAGRAM, Literary Hub, jubilat, and elsewhere. She also works at the Shaker Heights Public Library as the community engagement specialist.

See more upcoming events on our Programs & Events page!

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

I Come as One — October 1 - December 12, 2021

Parenting is so rewarding and in many cases the hardest task a person can take on. Parenting alone during a pandemic is especially challenging. This exhibit displays the unconquerable strength of a single black mother. Told in photographs, stories, and art, I Come as One: Stories of Unconquerable Single Black Parents focuses on how many rely on friends and family to create a village of support, from a pandemic to the hustle bustle of daily life.

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