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!

2021 Programs & Events

Thanksgiving Food Drive

October 1-November 30, 2021 | Shaker Historical Society

We were blown away last year by the community's generosity with our Thanksgiving Food Drive, so we're bringing it back! Can we top the 20 bags and boxes we collected in 2020?

Drop off non-perishable, non-expired goods at the Shaker Historical Society through November 30th. Items can be dropped off inside the museum during our open hours or in the box at our rear entrance. The most needed items are peanut butter, jam/jelly, mac & cheese, pasta sauce, and canned fruit. Food will be will donated to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank after the drive. Let's all support our community this holiday season!

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!


2022 Programs & Events

"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.

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