Shaker Historical Society

WE ARE OPEN!

As of Wednesday, June 2, the Shaker Historical Society is fully open to walk-in visitors during our normal operating hours.

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

Nature Photography Contest

May 31 - September 6, 2021

The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and Shaker Historical Society are partnering on a summer-long nature photography contest! This contest is open to all ages and abilities and will run Memorial Day through Labor Day. Enter the contest with your best Shaker nature photos for the chance to win exclusive prizes from both NCSL and SHS!

Learn more!

"City Parks and Park Suburbs" with Dr. Mark Souther

June 16, 2021 | 6pm | Zoom (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Join us for an interesting presentation and discussion of the history of the Garden City movement! Dr. Mark Souther, Director of the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at CSU, will explore the broader history behind the planning principles that defined Shaker Heights. His illustrated presentation draws connections to the rural cemetery, urban park, City Beautiful, and Garden City movements and zoning codes and restrictions of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

This virtual talk is free to the public and is made possible through support from Ohio Humanities.

Juneteenth Quilt Show Opening Reception

June 18, 2021 | 6-8pm | Shaker Historical Society (Lissauer Gallery - Second Floor)

Join the Shaker Historical Society for this free opening reception for new Juneteenth Quilt Show featuring works of the African American Quilt and Doll Guild. Formed in 2006, this group of quilters and doll-makers share their work, ideas, and talents in a comfortable and caring atmosphere; explore their African-American heritage with respect to the textile arts; and teach and inspire each other. Learn more about these artists and the meaning behind their quilts through related programming throughout the summer.

Masks are required inside the museum regardless of vaccination status. This exhibit will be open to the public in the Jack & Linda Lissauer Gallery from June 19-September 12, 2021.

Juneteenth Quilt Show Speaker Series

June 19, 2021 | 1-2:30pm | Shaker Historical Society

Join the Shaker Historical Society in celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting the voices and stories of three members of the African American Quilt and Doll Guild. Learn about the stories and inspiration behind their work, their process and how their work is a reflection on African American history. Joining us will be:

  • Sandra Noble presenting on "Freedom" at 1:00pm

  • Gloria Kellon on "The Story & The Secrets" at 1:30pm

  • Priscilla Bradley tells the story of "Winnie: Her Journey to Freedom" at 2:00pm

Community Garden Bed Rentals Open!

Memorial Day - Halloween 2021 | Shaker Historical Society

Interested in growing a garden of your own this year? Why not rent one of our raised garden beds at SHS! **SPACES LIMITED**

Learn more!

See more upcoming events on our Programs & Events page!



Current & Upcoming Exhibits

A Suburban Oasis — June 5 - September 5, 2021

Inspired by a Shaker Lakes Canoe Club scrapbook in our archives, this exhibit shares the story of Lower Lake from its formation by the North Union Shakers in the 1830s to the work the Doan Book Watershed Partnership is doing today to preserve this local treasure.

Juneteenth Quilt Show — June 19 - September 12, 2021

The African American Quilt and Doll Guild's philosophy is to share their work, our ideas, and talents in a comfortable and caring atmosphere; to explore their African-American heritage with respect to the textile arts; and to teach and inspire each other. This Juneteenth, the Shaker Historical Society is celebrating their work and commemorating Juneteenth with a quilt show in the Jack & Linda Lissauer Gallery. Learn more about these artists and the meaning behind their quilts through related programming throughout the summer.