Exhibits & Collections
The Shaker Historical Society has many collections that it researches, documents, preserves, and shares with the public. Most objects relate to the Shakers of North Union—their clothing, inventions, and tools—but there is a growing collection related to Shaker Village and the development of Shaker Heights as a community.
We are actively collecting and welcome donations that would help us tell the Shaker Heights story! Please contact email@example.com for more information.
If you are looking for information or materials about a Shaker Heights person, place, or topic, please fill out our Research Request form. If you would like a high-resolution image of an object in our collection, please fill out our Image Reproduction Request form.
It Takes a Village: The Village Garden Club, the Fight to Stop the Freeway & the Growth of the Cherry Grove
August 1 - October 18, 2020 (First Floor)
In their 90-year history, the Village Garden Club of Shaker Heights has planted hundreds of trees around Horseshoe Lake and helped lead the fight against the Clark Freeway in the 1960s. Developed in collaboration with the Club, It Takes a Village features archival material from the collections of the Village Garden Club and Shaker Historical Society. This exhibit is located on our first floor and is wheelchair accessible.
Not ready to visit the museum? View the exhibit online here!
All That Remains
September 4 - November 7, 2020 (Lissauer Gallery - Second Floor)
All That Remains is an exploration of human nature in the form of ephemeral objects. The emotive anatomy you see interlaced with a brittle leaf the very essence of fragility, tenderness and connection between individual beings.
Samantha Bias is a Cleveland-based experimental contemporary artist who emphasizes her work largely on nature and natural objects. Focusing on alternative process, Bias pushes the concept of what photography is and can be. Her muses are depictions of figurative beings and digitally altered photo collage rendering black and white images on objects such as leaves to fuse the natural world with her own imaginative vision. See more of Bias's work on Instagram @bias.samantha.
Please note that this exhibit is located on the second floor and is not ADA accessible.