Shaker Historical Society

COVID-19 Announcement

The Shaker Historical Society has made the difficult decision to close the museum indefinitely beginning November 11, 2020 due to rising and record-setting COVID-19 cases. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority during this time.

To help stop the spread of coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water

  • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when around others

  • Avoid crowds and gatherings

  • Practice social distancing

  • Limit travel

  • Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and website for the most up-to-date information about programs and events. While our doors are closed, you can still view our digital exhibits, including past exhibits, on our website!

Our top priorities during this time are to keep visitors and staff safe and healthy; to keep the collection safe; and to maintain a connection with the community.


Self-Guided Tour: History-Making Homes — Available now!

Learn about seven history-making homes in Shaker Heights in this self-guided tour. Part of our Century Birthday House Party celebration, this driving tour launched October 17 and can be completed at your convenience!


Shaker's Attic — Nov. 7, 2020-Feb. 27, 2021

It’s not uncommon for historical societies to become "community attics” after decades of donations from residents and organizations. Like attics, many objects go into storage and rarely come out. Shaker’s Attic: A History of Community Giving is curated by our Junior Board Member Hazel Smith and highlights treasures from the museum’s collection, donated by active Shaker residents, that are not on view yet hold significant historical value.

Learn more about viewing Shaker's Attic in-person and online here!