Exhibitions

Current Exhibits

Archiving Horseshoe Lake

View the digital exhibition here

The story of Horseshoe Lake has been at the forefront of local history and community discussions over the past year. During summer 2022, Digital Exhibition Assistant Austen Walker completed an SHS archives collections survey related to Horseshoe Lake, digitized priority items, and curated a digital exhibit based on archival findings.

The result is Archiving Horseshoe Lake, a digital exhibit sharing the history of the Horseshoe Lake area from pre-colonization to present that encourages residents to consider the current situation in a broader context.

The Archiving Horseshoe Lake project was made possible through an Ohio Humanities grant matched by a generous donation from SHS member John Barber.


Upcoming Exhibits

Letters to My Father

Do you ever wonder what people who have passed on would think about what is happening in the world? Would Martin Luther King Jr. come back and be happy about the progress we have made? Letters to My Father takes a look at how some people in the local community have been impacted by the work of others who were change makers. Hear about how they have been influenced by the body of work done by people of history.

Letters to My Father was organized by Kim Harris of Shaker African American Mothers Support (S.A.M.S.) with support from Shaker Historical Society. The exhibition is on view at the Shaker Historical Society from February 17-May 7, 2023.


The Lissauer Gallery features art from Northeast Ohio artists. Founded by Jack and Linda Lissauer, Shaker Heights residents and longtime supporters of the arts, this intimate gallery is designed to encourage new and emerging artists, promote an appreciation of art, and support local artists. We also acknowledge partnerships with leading galleries such as Bonfoey Gallery, The Maria Neil Art Project, and Tregoning & Co.

Please note the Lissauer Gallery is on the second floor and is not ADA accessible.

CURRENT EXHIBIT: Coming Soon!