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

Bike Shaker 2020: Ride Through History

June 27 - August 31, 2020

Bike Shaker 2020: Ride Through History is a 2-month city-wide event that encourages residents and visitors to ride their bikes while learning about the city’s history. Take a self-guided tour or challenge yourself with a clue-led scavenger hunt all at your own pace. Power through the 20-site tour in one day, ride over a few weekends, or leisurely explore over the two months—the choice is up to you!

Post photos at each site with the hashtag #RideThroughHistory and tag @ShakerHistory so we can follow along. Complete the tour between June 27-August 31 to be entered into a raffle to win Shaker-related prizes.

Complete instructions for the tour, scavenger hunt, and raffle entry are available at shakerhistory.org/programs-events/bike-shaker.


All That Remains Opening Reception

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 6-8pm

All That Remains is an exploration of human nature in the form of ephemeral objects. Be the first to see this delicate art by local artist Samantha Bias at the free opening reception.

Masks are required and there will be staggered entry to the exhibit based on arrival time and museum capacity. There is limited parking behind the museum with additional parking available on the north side of South Park Blvd. across from the museum.


Samantha Bias Artist Talk

Saturday, September 12, 2020 | 12-2pm

Join Lissauer Gallery artist Samantha Bias and the Shaker Historical Society for a conversation about Bias's art, process, and inspiration. Weather permitting, this talk will be held on SHS grounds with a recording available to watch from home. This is a free event with a suggested donation of $5-$10.


Cyanotype "SunPrint" Workshop with Samantha Bias

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 11am-1pm

Join Samantha Bias for an exclusive workshop where she will demonstrate the cyanotype process. Participants will learn how to mix their own chemistry, adhere, develop, and fix their cyanotype photographs. All materials will be provided, but participants may also bring their own materials such a botanical items or other items that may be suitable to create a print with. This workshop is weather dependent and must have partial to full sun to create prints.

The workshop is approximately 2 hours and is limited to 9 participants. Registration costs $60 per member, $75 per nonmember. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact officemanager@shakerhistory.org. Reduced $30 registration fees are available to those receiving SNAP benefits through the Museums for All program. Please contact us at education@shakerhistory.org if you qualify for a reduced ticket.

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.