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


October 1, 2022 | 12-4pm | Shaker Historical Society

SAVE THE DATE: Come celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Shaker Historical Society and the 200th Anniversary of the North Union Shakers at Applefest! Applefest is a historic event for SHS, held annually from 1989-1998.

This year’s fall, family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 12 pm to 4pm. All ages are welcome to attend!

Applefest will feature crafts and educational activities for kids, craft demonstrations from local artists, an animal presentation from the North Chagrin Nature Center, Shaker Dance performances, a history tour, food and fall-themed drinks, and more!


Harold Burton: From Cleveland Mayor to Supreme Court Justice

October 19, 2022 | 7-8:30pm | Virtual Program, Advanced Registration Required

Shaker resident Harold H. Burton was Mayor of Cleveland, U.S. Senator and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. His father Alfred accompanied Peary to the North Pole and his sister was the children’s author/illustrator Virginia Lee Burton.

Historian Joe Blake will explore Burton’s political career and his legacy, including Burton’s tenure as a Republican Mayor during the New Deal, and his Supreme Court appointment just as the Court began to reexamine judicial support for segregation.

Cosponsored by the Shaker Heights Public Library.


Spooky Shaker: A Late-Night Tour of the Shaker Historical Society

October 21, 2022 | 8:30-10:30pm | Shaker Historical Society | TICKETS REQUIRED

Ever wondered what it is like to spend a night in a historical mansion or museum? Why not try both? Join fellow Halloween enthusiasts on Friday, October 21 at 8:30pm for a late night, flashlight-only tour of a 1910 Shaker Heights mansion turned history museum. Learn about macabre tales from local history and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum, including the attic and basement (if you dare). After the tour, stick around for communal spooky storytelling around a bonfire and enjoy light refreshments.

This event is for ages 21+. Tickets are $25/person for SHS members and $30/person for non-members and include the tour, two adult beverages, and snacks. Space is limited, so register today!

Please note that the flashlight tour will include low visibility and walking up and down staircases. A signed waiver is required from all participants upon arrival. Tickets will only be refunded in the event of program cancellation. Limited parking is available in the lot behind the museum with overflow parking along South Park Boulevard.


Century House Birthday Party

October 27, 2022 | 6:30-8:30pm | Van Aken District Market Hall | FREE

Shaker Historical Society is partnering with the Shaker Heights Public Library, City of Shaker Heights, and Cleveland Restoration Society for our annual Century House Birthday Party!

All Shaker residents are invited to learn about home-related resources and information while enjoying cake and ice cream to celebrate the new batch of century homes in Shaker Heights.

Grab dinner in the Van Aken District Market Hall and swing by our tables for information and dessert!

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: