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
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!
Bike Shaker: North Union Shakers
July 17, 2022 | 11am-1pm | Shaker Historical Society
In 2022, we are honoring the 200th anniversary of the North Union Shaker Village! The North Union Shakers ride, our July tour, is a great introduction to the Shaker religious sect and North Union Community. This tour, led by experienced bicyclists, will take place Sunday, July 17 and will visit significant sites around the city.
A helmet and waiver are required for each rider. Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the ride! This tour is capped at 15 participants with a minimum of 5 participants. A rain date will be set if necessary.
Upper Watershed Hike with Dr. Roy Larick
July 23, 2022 | 1-3pm | Shaker Historical Society
Join the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership, the Shaker Historical Society and Dr. Roy Larick of Bluestone Heights for a guided walk to explore change in the upper Doan Brook ecosystem from the final glacial retreat to the present.
Walkers will meet at the Shaker Historical Society parking lot at 1pm on July 23rd. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear! A $5 per person fee, payable in cash or check, will be collected on the day of the event.
Bike Shaker: Tour from the Archives
August 7, 2022 | 11am-1pm | Shaker Historical Society
In 2022, we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Shaker Historical Society! The Tour from the Archives, our August tour, is a route found in our institutional archives from when the Society hosted bus tours around the city in the 1960s and 1970s. This tour, led by experienced bicyclists, will take place Sunday, August 7 and will visit significant sites around the city.
A helmet and waiver are required for each rider. Participants are welcome to tour the museum after the ride! This tour is capped at 15 participants with a minimum of 3 participants. A rain date will be set if necessary.
If you are interested in learning about Shaker Heights on your own time, please download one of our driving or bike tours: