Upcoming Events

We are evaluating events and programs on a case-by-case basis through 2022 and may cancel or postpone upcoming events if we cannot ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility. If you missed a virtual program, please check our Facebook or YouTube pages for a recording!

2022 Programs & Events

Jacob Strong House & Garden Open House

May 22, 2022 | 2-5pm | FREE for SHS members

You are cordially invited to an Open House of the historic Jacob Strong House & Garden at 18829 Fairmount Boulevard in Shaker Heights before it is offered for sale.

Built in c.1839, the Jacob Strong House is one of Shaker Heights’ oldest homes. Lovingly owned and restored by Dick and Jude Parke for many years, this home was recently donated to the Cleveland Restoration Society. The Parkes engaged Cleveland’s leading heritage experts to make countless improvements which preserve and prepare this home for years to come.

There are three available time slots: 2-3pm, 3-4pm, and 4-5pm.

Parking is available on Fairmount Boulevard and the surrounding streets.

This event is free to members of Shaker Historical Society, Shaker Heights Landmarks Commission, and Cleveland Restoration Society, but registration is required. Members, please email shakerhistory@shakerhistory.org for the registration link if you have not already received it.

Not a member? Join today!

Hopping Through History Summer Camp

June 27-July 1, 2022 | 9am-12pm | Shaker Historical Society

Our Hopping Through History summer camp is back! Join Archaeologist Elizabeth Hoag of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Master Teacher Rosemary Nemeth of Gesu School for an engaging, hands-on history camp and field trip for students in grades 5-9!


Shaker Soirée: A Celebration in the Gardens

July 9 | 6-10pm | Shaker Historical Society | TICKETS REQUIRED

Join us for Shaker Soirée, a garden party with food, friends, libations, and music! All guests will have full access to beer, wine, signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts in an intimate garden setting. A pre-event champagne celebration brings you unlimited champagne, a behind-the-scenes museum tour, and garden party admission. Cocktail tables and limited seating will be available throughout the evening. This year's event will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on museum grounds. Garden party attire encouraged.

This new event is a loving homage to our former Gracious Gardens tours and a nod to the Shaker Historical Society's first planned social event, a community garden party, in 1948. Proceeds benefit the Shaker Historical Society's programs, exhibits, and collections that link the past with the present to inspire the future.


Shaker Dig Summer Camp

July 11-15, 2022 | 9am-12pm | Shaker Historical Society

Our popular archaeology camp returns for its 8th year! Join Archaeologist Elizabeth Hoag of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Master Teacher Rosemary Nemeth of Gesu School for Shaker Dig, a fun, hands-on archaeology summer camp for students in grades 1-5!


Self-Guided Tours

If you are interested in learning about Shaker Heights on your own time, please download one of our driving or bike tours: