Shaker Historical Society


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:

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.


Virtual Talk: Clark Freeway Fight — Sept. 24, 6-7pm

Join us for a virtual presentation of the history and impact of the Clark Freeway Fight with Director of Education Erica Prange of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. This is a free live presentation that will be available to the public through our Facebook page. Learn more here!

Talk: The History of the Village Garden Club — Sept. 25, 4-5pm

Join us at the Horseshoe Lake Park Cherry Tree Grove for a socially distanced in-person talk. Village Garden Club Historian Barbara Shockey will be presenting the rich history of the Village Garden Club and their impact on the Shaker Heights community. Learn more here.

Bike Shaker 2020 — Through Sept. 30

Running through September 30, Bike Shaker 2020: Ride Through History 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 from local businesses! Learn more here.


It Takes a Village — August 1 - October 18, 2020

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.

Learn more about viewing It Takes a Village in-person and online here!

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!


Community Survey

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.

Museums for All

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.