Shaker Historical Society

If you cycle, we have bike racks behind the museum to the right of our main entrance and a special driveway for pedestrians and cyclists only that goes beyond the garage to Shaker Boulevard.

MUSEUMS and LIBRARIES need your help now! Please contact your representatives in government to save the IMLS, NEA and NEH! To learn more, and how to THANK REP MARCIA FUDGE for her support, please follow this link.

Thank you all for a tremendous Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights Garden Weekend! We raised essential funds to carry on our mission to educate people of all ages about this area. Want to join us next year? Go ahead and mark your calendar for June 17, 2018! The tour is ALWAYS on Father's Day Sunday


Saturday, November 18th the 7th Annual MOVERS and SHAKERS event will be held at Canterbury Golf Club. We will be honoring Shaker Heights Visionaries who give back to our community! It is a very special event that will make you feel proud to live here!

Getting Here


We are a block NORTH of Shaker Blvd and a block EAST of Lee Road.

We are close to the Shaker Rapid RTA Green Line stop at Lee Road.

Free parking is behind the museum facing the garage, or on the street facing west only on the north side of the street.

The Shaker Historical Society was founded in 1947 by 12 volunteers who sought to preserve the legacy of the North Union Shakers! Today, we need volunteers to help us with a number of projects - some of which you can even do at home!  

Welcome to the Shaker Historical Society's online location! For 70 years we have been celebrating all things Shaker. We operate a museum with temporary exhibits as well as permanent ones about the Shakers of North Union and the development of Shaker Heights. We feature Northeast Ohio artists in our Lissauer Art Gallery, and we sell arts and crafts, books and other specialty gifts with a local or Ohio source in our Spirit Tree Gift Shop! We are also the home of Bike Shaker!


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We are open Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 5pm and Sundays 2-5pm. Closed major holidays.


For group tours, please call ahead 216.921.1201 to make special arrangements!



We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story... past, present and future!





We teach audiences of all ages  about the exceptional history of this place. Embrace the past, present and future of Shaker Heights and its impact on the region by making your donation today!


Historic Zoar Village Bicentennial Exhibit On NOW


John Taylor-Lehman's CAP Off, ART on exhibit in the Lissauer Gallery on Friday, August 25th—Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.


Sept 24, 3pm The Story of the Vans: how they built Shaker Heights and made the face of Cleveland by Joe Blake. Free for SHS Members, $10 for General Admission. To RSVP, please call 216.92