Upcoming Events

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2024 Programs & Events

Shaker Soirée Garden Party

July 13, 2024 | 7-10pm | Shaker Historical Society | TICKETS REQUIRED

Join the Shaker Historical Society for our 3rd Annual Shaker Soirée! Inspired by SHS's first social event, a community garden party in 1948, we are thrilled to invite you to an evening filled with live music, margaritas, and mouthwatering barbecue in our beautiful gardens.

All guests will have full access to beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food from Bon Vivant Catering inspired by family backyard barbecues (with options for vegetarian and gluten free attendees) in an intimate garden setting.  The Shaker Soirée is our premier annual benefit to support our mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Shaker Heights to inspire curiosity and foster engagement. Proceeds benefit Shaker Historical Society operations, programming, exhibitions, and collections.

Don't miss this special opportunity to celebrate and support history in a historic Shaker Heights mansion! Learn more and purchase tickets at www.shakerhistory.org/soiree

Doan Brook Upper Lake Hike

July 20, 2024 | 10am-12pm | Meet at Horseshoe Lake Historical Marker | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Explore the Doan Brook Upper Lake on our upcoming hike! Led by Dr. Roy Larick of Bluestone Heights, Doan Brook Watershed Partnership and Shaker Historical Society, this immersive experience offers an opportunity to explore the biodiversity, geological features, and history of the area. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just looking to reconnect with nature, come join us on the trails of Upper Lake.

The hike will last approximately 2 hours. Closed-toed shoes, tall socks, and long pants are encouraged, as this hike will go through the woods. We will meet at the Upper Lake dam historical marker, 16801 South Park Blvd, near Shaker Historical Society. Registration is required and will be limited to 30 people. Fee is $5.

Advance registration through Doan Brook Watershed Partnership is requested. For questions, please contact DBWP at info@doanbrookpartnership.org

Bike Shaker: Public Art in Shaker Heights

August 10, 2024 | 10am-12pm | Meet at Shaker Historical Society | REGISTRATION COMING SOON

"Public Art in Shaker Heights," our August tour, highlights the work of the Shaker Arts Council (SHAC). Led by experienced cyclists and a SHAC tour guide, this tour will take place Saturday, August 10 from 10am-12pm and will visit public art around the city.

A helmet and waiver are required for each rider. Each tour is capped at 20 participants with a minimum of 5 participants. A rain date will be set if necessary. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth 17 and younger. Shaker Historical Society, Ohio History Connection, and Shaker Arts Council members can save 50% on tickets by contacting education@shakerhistory.org for the discount code.

Don't have a bike? Borrow one (or more) of our 8 adult-size bikes for FREE on this guided tour (first come, first served).

A Museums for All discount is available to those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits). Please email education@shakerhistory.org for more information.

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: