Programs & Events

We are evaluating events and programs on a case-by-case basis through 2021 and may cancel or postpone upcoming events if we cannot enforce State Coronavirus guidelines or ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

Check our Family Activities page for Century Garden information and other family-friendly programs and activities. If you missed a virtual program, please check our Facebook or YouTube pages for a recording!

2022 Programs & Events

2022 Annual Meeting

January 30, 2022 | 3-5pm | ZOOM - REGISTER HERE

The Shaker Historical Society invites you to the 2022 Annual Meeting on January 30, 2022 from 3-5pm. This year our guest speaker is Ifeolu A.C. Claytor, Ohio Campaign Manager for All Voting is Local and Shaker Heights City Councilman. After a brief meeting of the members and annual report, Ifeolu will give a deep dive into his family history in the Shaker Heights Community and diversity in housing. He will use this personal family history to talk about courage and how we can take those bold lessons into the future.

About the Speaker: Ifeolu A.C. Claytor is a life-long Shaker resident whose family has been in this community for three generations. His parents, siblings, and most of his cousins are Shaker Schools alumni. Ifeolu holds degrees in Political Science and Social Justice Studies from Miami University. In his post graduate career, he has worked in non-profits and more recently campaigns and elections. Currently, Ifeolu is the Ohio Campaign Manager for All Voting is Local, a statewide voter protection campaign under The Leadership Conference Education Fund and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Outside of his professional work, he chairs Community & Social Action activities for the Cleveland (OH) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Political Action Chair for the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP. In December 2021, Ifeolu was sworn in as the newest City Councilman in our home, Shaker Heights.

"The Courtship & Marriage of James & Lucretia Garfield" presented by Debbie Weinkamer

May 15, 2022* | 2:00-3:30pm | Shaker Historical Society | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

*Please note this program was rescheduled from Sunday, September 12, 2021 due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience.

President and Mrs. James A. Garfield’s relationship was typical of others in the 19th Century. However, there were some glitches along the way that might surprise you.

Through Lucretia’s own words, you’ll learn how she crossed paths with James Garfield of Orange Township and their lengthy courtship, along with tales about high- and low-points during their 22-year marriage. Children – and politics – are woven into the First Lady’s story.

The presentation includes greeting attendees and a 40-minute program followed by a question-and-answer session. Photo opportunities are available throughout the visit.


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, 2020 and can be completed at your convenience!