Shaker Historical Society


Bike Shaker

Running from June 27-August 31, Bike Shaker 2020 takes you on a self-guided tour of 20 historical sites around the city. Hop on your bike, learn about local history, and win prizes!

Shaker Bakers

Introducing our new interactive culinary adventure, Shaker Bakers! We will be posting new vintage recipes every week from our temporary exhibition It Takes A Village which discusses the rich 90-year history of the Village Garden Club in Shaker Heights. Give these recipes a try and let us know how they turn out by using the hashtags #shakerbakers and #shakerhistory on Instagram and Facebook!


August 1 - October 18, 2020 (First Floor)

In their 90-year history, the Village Garden Club of Shaker Heights has planted hundreds of trees around Horseshoe Lake and helped lead the fight against the Clark Freeway in the 1960s. Developed in collaboration with the Club, It Takes a Village features archival material from the collections of the Village Garden Club and Shaker Historical Society. This exhibit is located on our first floor and is wheelchair accessible.


  • The Shaker Historical Society seeks community input as we move forward with exhibits and programming during COVID-19 and as we develop a new strategic plan to improve visitor experience, strengthen community connections, and become a more equitable community organization. Please take a moment to provide honest feedback in our community survey so we can learn how to better serve you and your family through programming, exhibits, and events. All answers are anonymous.

  • The Shaker Historical Society has reopened! For more information about our Ohio History Connection-approved reopening plan and guidelines, please visit our COVID-19 information page.

  • The Shaker Historical Society is proud to join over 500 museums around the country in the Museums for All program, which encourages people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. Visitors with EBT cards can now visit the museum for free!

The Shaker Historical Society is a grateful and proud recipient of an OH CARES Grant. Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal CARES Act of 2020.