Upcoming Events

We evaluate events and programs on a case-by-case basis and may cancel or postpone upcoming events if we cannot ensure the safety of our visitors and staff due to COVID.

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2024 Programs & Events

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: Explore a Garden City

August 17, 2024 | 10am-12pm | Meet at Shaker Historical Society | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Our August tour highlights the origins of Shaker Heights as the first planned garden-style suburb in Ohio. Led by experienced cyclists and an SHS tour guide, this ride will take place Saturday, August 17 from 10am-12pm and will visit sites around the city that illustrate Garden City elements.

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 and Ohio History Connection 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.

Ohio Open Doors Warrensville West Cemetery Tour

September 7, 2024 | 10am-12pm | 3451 Lee Road | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Did you know Warrenville West Cemetery is the oldest extant burial ground in Cuyahoga County? Join the Shaker Historical Society, Shaker Heights Public Library, and City of Shaker Heights on Saturday, September 7 from 10am-12pm for a cemetery tour to hear the stories of those buried in the cemetery including the North Union Shakers, pioneer families, Manx settlers, and veterans of five wars. You will also learn more about the Warrensville West Cemetery Historic Preservation Master Plan implementation and the preservation of this piece of local history.

The tour will be held at Warrensville West Cemetery, 3451 Lee Road, Shaker Heights. All participants must register separately at bit.ly/WWC-tour. Parking is available in the Heinen's parking lot or across the street at the library. Sturdy footwear is encouraged due to the uneven terrain. This is a rain or shine event that will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather. Questions? Contact Andrew Slifkin at education@shakerhistory.org.

AppleFest 2024

September 28, 2024 | 12-4pm | Shaker Historical Society | FREE

Join the Shaker Historical Society on Saturday, September 28 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 apple orchards.

The festival welcomes hundreds of people to the museum for live music, performances, craft demonstrations, and live animals. All ages are welcome to attend! More information, including a schedule of events, will be made available on our website in the coming months.

This free community event is only made possible with our generous sponsors and donors. Donations are welcome to support this community event, or contact director@shakerhistory.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Veterans Day Cemetery Tour

November 9, 2024 | 11am-12:30pm | 3451 Lee Road | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Did you know Warrensville West Cemetery is the final resting place of veterans from five wars? Join the Shaker Historical Society, Shaker Heights Public Library, and City of Shaker Heights on Saturday, November 9 at 11:00am for a cemetery tour to hear the stories of local veterans and to learn more about the Warrensville West Cemetery Historic Preservation Master Plan.

The tour will be held at Warrensville West Cemetery, 3451 Lee Road, Shaker Heights. All participants must register separately at bit.ly/WWC-tour-2024. Parking is available in the Heinen's parking lot or across the street at the library. Sturdy footwear is encouraged due to the uneven terrain. This is a rain or shine event that will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather. Questions? Contact Andrew Slifkin at education@shakerhistory.org.

SAVE THE DATE: Trivia Night with Shaker Historical Society

November 14, 2024 | Midnight Owl Brewing Company

Join us for a night of fun, food, and drinks as we put your knowledge of Cleveland and local history trivia to the test! Win prizes while supporting Shaker Historical Society’s educational programming during this trivia night fundraiser. Details coming soon!

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: