Join the Shaker Historical Society on Saturday, October 7 from 12-4pm for AppleFest, a family-friendly fall festival. Best of all, its free! AppleFest is a historical event for SHS, held annually from 1989-1998 on museum grounds that were once home to the Shaker's apple orchards.

All ages are welcome to attend! Donations are welcome to support this community event.


Coming Soon!

Exhibit Opening: Musings: Drawings from the "Great Pause"

October 7, 2023 | 12-4pm | Shaker Historical Society

To keep her art fresh during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nancy Schwartz-Katz began a drawing a day in her sketchbooks. Musings: Drawings from the "Great Pause" features the artist’s everyday reflections through observational sketches with the public as artistic muse and inspiration. From six-foot distancing in a coffee shop to an open cookbook on a counter, these scenes transform the mundane into a symphony of reflections, vividly depicting the pandemic's “great pause.”

Musings: Drawings from the "Great Pause" opens during the Shaker Historical Society’s free AppleFest community festival on Saturday, October 7 from 12-4pm. This exhibition will be on view through February 4, 2024. Musings is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.



Shaker Historical Society is located at:

16740 South Park Blvd.

Shaker Heights, OH 44120

We encourage visitors to walk, bike, or use the RTA (using the Shaker Blvd/Lee Rd stop) to attend AppleFest.

If you are driving, parking is available on the north side of South Park Blvd (across the street from the museum). The parking lot behind the museum will be closed to cars and only used for vendors and activities the duration of the event. If you require handicap parking or accommodations, please contact before Friday, September 29 so we can ensure a smooth visit!


We are seeking community volunteers for AppleFest. We are in need of volunteers to assist with event set-up, staff activities during the event, and event clean-up. 

Please sign up here and SHS staff will be in touch to coordinate your participation. Thank you!

Please note, all volunteers will have to sign a Volunteer Waiver and Release Form. Volunteers must be age 14+. Volunteers who are minors will need a parent/guardian to complete their Waiver and Release Form. 


Thank you to our AppleFest Sponsors: 

Entertainment Sponsor: Sgt Clean Car Wash

Activity Sponsor: 

Shaker Rocks

Activity Sponsor: 

Lox, Stock, and Brisket

General Event Support: 

The Stone Oven 

Activity Sponsor:

Around the Table Yarns

Sponsors as of September 26, 2023

Artisan Karen Beck

Thank you to our  AppleFest Partners: 

Partners as of September 26, 2023

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Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact for more information.

Community events and programs like AppleFest are made possible through support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, members, and friends and neighbors like you. To support AppleFest and other museum programs, please consider donating or becoming a member.

Thank you to our  AppleFest Program and Artisan Partners: