Gift Shop + House Plaques

Historic House Plaques

A mark of distinction for every Shaker Heights home.

The Shaker Historical Society is proud to offer a 7” x 5” cast bronze plaque (includes brass screws for mounting) with the date your home was built and the architect for $275, which includes a $50 tax-deductible donation to SHS. Celebrate your home's history and support the Shaker Historical Society by purchasing a plaque today! 

To confirm the construction date and name of the architect of your home, please contact the Shaker Heights Building Department (216-491-1460) or consult

If you are interested in purchasing a plaque, please download and complete the appropriate plaque order form below and send it to Please note that there is a $10 credit card processing fee.

Once your form is submitted to the foundry, we will send a proof to you via email that must be approved before the foundry can cast the plaque.

Your plaque purchase includes a tax-deductible donation to the Shaker Historical Society. By purchasing a plaque for your house, you are not only sharing local history but supporting it as well!

Plaque FAQs

Who makes the plaques?

I'm unsure of the year my house was built and/or the architect. How do I find information about my house?

How long will it take to get my plaque?

I need my plaque sooner. Can you speed up the process?

Can I change the shipping address once I submit my form?

I will be on vacation when my plaque is scheduled to arrive. Can I have it shipped to the museum and pick it up?

Why are the plaques so expensive?

Spirit Tree Gift Shop

Back by popular demand, our annual calendar features historical facts and stunning photographs of the Duck Pond, tree-lined streets, the Van Aken District, and more by local photographer Shelly Frisch Small. This is the perfect gift for Shaker Heights residents and natives near and far who want to celebrate and remember the City's beauty in all the seasons.

Proceeds benefit the Shaker Historical Society. Please make sure to select "shipping" on the item page if you are not able to pick up your order at the museum. Tax (if applicable) and $5 shipping will be added during check-out.

Questions? Please contact

The Shaker Historical Society operates a small gift shop with a variety of gifts related to the museum, Shakers, and local history. Members of the Shaker Historical Society and Ohio History Connection receive a 10% discount in the Spirit Tree gift shop. Members can email for an online discount code to use while shopping online!

As we work on new merchandise to accompany our rebranding, the current inventory is being sold for $1-$5 each with many items available for free! The gift shop is open during the museum's normal operating hours. There is a $5 minimum for credit or debit card payments.