Since 2016, the Shaker Historical Society has celebrated century houses on Founders Day, the day the Society was founded in 1947. This year may look different, but we still want to celebrate the homes in Shaker Heights that were built in 1920!

Don't have a century house? Don't worry! Everyone is welcome to join the festivities on October 17 from the comfort and safety of their home.

Celebrate your historic house on social media! Share photos of your house or favorite architectural details with #SHCenturyHome & @shakerhistory.

Self-Guided Tour: History-Making Homes

Our self-guided driving tour of seven history-making homes is now live! Please submit your zip code to download the tour guide. This tour was created with information and images from the Shaker Historical Society and Cleveland Historical and can be completed at your convenience!

Spirit Tree Gift Shop Grounds Sale

October 17, 2020 | 1-3pm

The Myers Mansion is 110 years old this year! Celebrate the Shaker Historical Society's home and get some holiday shopping done early at our Spirit Tree Gift Shop Grounds Sale this Saturday from 1-3pm. We will have select items from our gift shop out for 50% off!

The Grounds Sale is one day only and will include home decor, books, holiday gifts, and more! Prepare for the upcoming holiday season by purchasing some unique and locally focused items at a great price. It will be on the front lawn of the museum across from Horseshoe Lake and requires masks and social distancing protocols. The museum will also be available to visit during this time.

Virtual Talk: Researching the History of Your Shaker Heights Home

October 17, 2020 | 6pm

Meghan Hays, Shaker Library's Local History Librarian, often helps Shaker residents research the history of their homes. Now she shows you how you can locate your home's deeds, blueprints, architect, previous owners, and other historical details, both online and in your local library!

Meghan Hays has been the Local History Librarian at the Shaker Heights Public Library since 2004. She lives in an almost-century home in the Fernway neighborhood and enjoys admiring Shaker's architecture while walking her dog.

This talk is cosponsored by the Shaker Heights Public Library. Did you miss the talk live? You can watch the recording at www.facebook.com/shakerhistory!

Historic House Plaque: A mark of distinction

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 $250, which includes a $39 tax deductible donation to SHS. Celebrate your home's history and support the Shaker Historical Society by purchasing a plaque today! Download the form here and send to officemanager@shakerhistory.org.

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