Shaker Historical Society

As of Wednesday, June 2, the Shaker Historical Society is fully open to walk-in visitors during our normal operating hours. Please note that masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and website or sign up for our newsletter for the most up-to-date information about programs and events. Not ready to visit? View our digital exhibits on our website and several past programs on our YouTube page!

Upcoming Programs & Events

I Come as One Opening Reception

October 1, 2021 | 6-8pm | Shaker Historical Society (masks required)

Parenting is so rewarding and in many cases the hardest task a person can take on. Parenting alone during a pandemic is especially challenging. This exhibit displays the unconquerable strength of a single black mother. Told in photographs, stories, and art, I Come as One: Stories of Unconquerable Single Black Parents focuses on how many rely on friends and family to create a village of support, from a pandemic to the hustle bustle of daily life.

I Come as One opens Friday, October 1 at 6pm at the Shaker Historical Society and is on view through December 12, 2021. This exhibition was organized by Kim Harris of Shaker African American Mothers Support (S.A.M.S.) with support from Ali Black, poet and Community Engagement Specialist at the Shaker Heights Public Library, and Friends of the Shaker Library.

Zoar Speaker Series: The History of the Shakers and Shakers in Ohio

October 2, 2021 | 11am-12pm | Zoom (Hosted by Historic Zoar Village)

Historic Zoar Village's Speaker Series returns in October with Brianna Treleven from the Shaker Historical Society sharing the History of the Shakers and the Shakers in Ohio.

The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, more commonly known as the Shakers, were founded in England in the mid-18th century and quickly made their way across the ocean to the United States. Brianna will share what brought the Shakers to Ohio and how the North Union Shaker community in Shaker Heights has had a lasting legacy on the city and beyond.

The Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Virtual Speaker Series is available, please email tshrum@historiczoarvillage.com for the link.

See more upcoming events on our Programs & Events page!



Current & Upcoming Exhibits

I Come as One — October 1 - December 12, 2021

Parenting is so rewarding and in many cases the hardest task a person can take on. Parenting alone during a pandemic is especially challenging. This exhibit displays the unconquerable strength of a single black mother. Told in photographs, stories, and art, I Come as One: Stories of Unconquerable Single Black Parents focuses on how many rely on friends and family to create a village of support, from a pandemic to the hustle bustle of daily life.