It Takes A Village Programing & Activities

Flower Vase Kids.pdf

Children's Wild Flower Vase (Printable Activity)

(Suggested age 2-4)

Download the file to the left and print it out to send your child on a wild flower adventure! You can use a hole punch, tooth pick, or metal straw to puncture the paper and insert the wild flowers into the vase.

Does your vase look great? Share it to Facebook or Instagram and tag us! @shakerhistory #shakerhistory

Mouse Shaker Heights Coloring Page.pdf

Click the image above to download the pdf file of the coloring page.

Coloring Contest (Printable Activity)

A new exhibit-related coloring page will be released here on the first Friday of each month. Winners will be announced at the end of each month and will receive a special prize!

Competition Age Groups:

  • 4 and under

  • 5-6

  • 7-8

  • 9-10

  • 11-12

  • 13+

To enter your coloring page, click the link below and submit a picture or scan of your child's work to our Google Form. Entries will close the last day of each month.

Shaker Bakers

Weekly vintage recipes posted from the Soup's On! 10th Anniversary Village Garden Club Cook Book. This book was printed and published in 1940 to raise funds for the memorial rock at the Cherry Grove.

Give these recipes a try! Did it turn out well? Tag us on Instagram with #shakerhistory #shakerbakers to be featured on our Instagram page and website.

Orange Torte

This recipe requires a 9 inch baking pan and electric beater. Skill level: Intermediate


1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs (yolks and whites separated)
1 Cup Sour Milk (Butter Milk)
2.5 Cups Flour
Grated Rind of 2 Oranges
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Nut Meats
1 Cup Dates
Pinch of Salt

Instructions: Cream Butter and sugar and add beaten egg yolks. Add flour, sifted with soda, baking powder, and salt, alternately with sour milk. Add grated rind of oranges, nuts, dates, and vanilla. Fold in egg whites, beaten stiff. Bake in greased 9" square pan in a moderate oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and pour over the following mixture:

1 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Orange Juice

Let cool and serve with whipped cream.

- Margaret Baker