Programs & Events

We are evaluating events and programs on a case-by-case basis through 2020 and may cancel or postpone upcoming events if we cannot enforce State Coronovirus guidelines or ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

2020 Programs & Events

Science That Rocks! Mini Camp

December 28-29, 2020 | Google Meet calls daily at 10am

Please join Archaeologist Elizabeth Hoag of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Master Teacher Rosemary Nemeth of Gesu School, SHS Executive Director Brianna Treleven, and SHS Education & Outreach Manager Allison Henline for a virtual mini camp that ROCKS! Camp will take place over Winter Break on Monday, December 28th and Tuesday, December 29th. Exciting, engaging hands-on virtual activities for the campers to explore geology, petrology, soil and archaeology will be offered. Google Classroom will be used to facilitate the activities that campers do on their own at home. All materials will be provided for pick up prior to the starting dates for the camp!

Work directly with an Archaeologist and a Scientist! Directions and supplies will be provided, and demonstrations of how to do these experiments will be covered during Google Meet calls. Registration closes on December 21st with material pick-up on December 23rd at the Shaker Historical Society.

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!

2021 Programs & Events

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

Sunday, April 18, 2021 | 2:30-4pm

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.