Shaker Historical Society

Welcome!

We have made the CLEAN COMMITMENT to help keep our guests safe as we all work to move Cleveland forward. The commitment follows recommended safe practices around a consistent approach to cleanliness. Learn more about what this means for you: thisiscleveland.com/clean-committed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our facility is open at a limited capacity to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. Masks are required by all guests. For more information on our COVID-19 and re-opening policies, click here.

Our new open hours are:

Wednesday-Friday: 11am-5pm*

Saturday: 12-5pm*

*The first hour of every open day is reserved for vulnerable and at-risk populations. If you do not fall into this category, please wait to visit until after 12pm on Wednesdays-Fridays and 1pm on Saturdays.

OCTOBER PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Community Thanksgiving Food Drive — Oct. 1-31

Support our community this holiday season! 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. Learn more here.

Leaves of Hope - Oct. 1-31

Fall is here! And to celebrate, we are asking Shaker Heights residents to bring a leaf (real ones only please!), write an encouraging word on it and drop it off on our front lawn. The leaves are to represent hope in our community as we move into the autumnal season, and we hope to see all your different kinds of leaves sprinkled over our front lawn!

Self-Guided Tour: History-Making Homes — Available now!

Learn about seven history-making homes in Shaker Heights in this self-guided tour. Part of our Century Birthday House Party celebration, this driving tour launched October 17 and can be completed at your convenience!


CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITS

All That Remains — September 4 - November 7, 2020

All That Remains by Samantha Bias is an exploration of human nature in the form of ephemeral objects. The emotive anatomy you see interlaced with a brittle leaf the very essence of fragility, tenderness and connection between individual beings.

Learn more about viewing All That Remains in-person and online here!

Shaker's Attic — November 7, 2020-January 30, 2021

It’s not uncommon for historical societies to become "community attics” after decades of donations from residents and organizations. Like attics, many objects go into storage and rarely come out. Shaker’s Attic: A History of Community Giving is curated by our Junior Board Member Hazel Smith and highlights treasures from the museum’s collection, donated by active Shaker residents, that are not on view yet hold significant historical value.

Learn more about viewing Shaker's Attic in-person and online here!