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About the Society
The Shaker Historical Society is a non-profit organization, established in 1947 to provide stewardship for our region’s significant history by nurturing respectful discovery, preservation, collection, and public dissemination of the history, traditions, and heritage of the Shaker sect, Shaker Heights, Warrensville Township, and the surrounding areas.
The home of The Shaker Historical Society is situated on the grounds of the former North Union Center Family’s apple orchard and vegetable garden and was the former home of Louis Myers, a real estate agent for the Van Sweringen Company, and his wife, Blanche.
One of the first homes on South Park Boulevard, 16740 was built in 1910 and the 2.3-acre lot extends from South Park Boulevard through to Shaker Boulevard. In 1969 Frank Myers, elder son of Louis and Blanche, donated the house to be used as a museum.
The Meyers House and grounds are available for many types of events, from business meetings to luncheons, cocktail receptions to formal dinners. Contact us today about scheduling your next event!
The Museum displays the Society’s substantial collection of Shaker artifacts and preserves the Shaker legacy of perfection, simplicity, utility, and durability.
The Elizabeth Nord Research Library is located on the second floor of the Museum and named in honor of the Museum’s first curator, Elizabeth Nord. It contains an extensive collection of books and archival materials about the Shakers, early Warrensville Township, and the development of Shaker Heights. The Library is open during Museum hours by appointment.
The Shaker Historical Society
16740 South Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Toll Free: 800.860.6078
For more information regarding levels of membership, volunteer opportunities, scheduling a group tour, making library appointments, or renting our facility please contact the museum staff.
Save the Date!
- February 10, 2015Out of the Closet: Rarely seen textiles from our collection
- March 10, 2015Nature & Design by Lari Jacobson
- March 12, 2015 6:00 pmGallery Opening Reception for Lari Jacobson
- March 24, 2015 3:00 pmGallery Talk with Executive Director, Ware Petznick
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