Shaker Historical Society


    John Ryan visits museum

    John Ryan, Ohio Director for Senator Sherrod Brown's office, visited the museum on Monday, May 15, 2017 to discuss the Shaker Historical Society and what it does for this community. Mr Ryan generously advised us about ways Senator Brown's office could help us with programming and potential funding. 

    Special thanks to Board Secretary Richard Hannan for organizing the working lunch with Mr Ryan, to Board Vice President Ken Walker and to Trustees Margaret Ransohoff, Michael Peters, and Jim Karlovec for taking time out of their busy schedules to discuss the Shaker Historical Society.

    Dr Ware Petznick shows Mr Ryan the exhibits.


    ALLYSHA CARR named new Office Manager

    The Shaker Historical Society is pleased to announce that Allysha Carr will be joining the SHaker HIstorical Society next week as its Executive Assistant/Office Manager. Details to follow. We are so excited; we wanted to let you all know as soon as possible!



    Due to staff family matters out of state, the museum will be closed Thursday, May 18 and Friday May 19th. It will be open as usual on Sunday, May 21st from 2-5pm, but may be closed on Tuesday May 23rd to allow for travel back to Shaker Heights. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that by giving this advanced notice, alternative arrangements can be made for your plans to shop in the Spirit Tree, visit Above Stairs: Domestic Service in Shaker Heights or Elizabeth Pressler's work in the Lissauer Gallery!



    The 13th Annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights Garden Tour tickets are on sale now at the Shaker Historical Society! Thanks to our premier sponsors Eastside Landscaping and Liberatore Landscape Construction, the Shaker Historical Society is proud to present another blockbuster tour that celebrates Cleveland in the summer and the very distinctive architecture and landscape of Shaker Heights' residences.

    Tickets are $20 in advance. From Monday, June 12th, the week of the tour, the price is $25. 

    By Monday May 22nd, tickets will be on sale also at Bremec on the Heights, Gali's Garden Center, Juma Gallery, J. Pistone's Cafe and Meeting Place, Shaker Hardware and the Shaker Historical Society.


    ~Celebrating 70 yeears of the Shaker Historical Society


    SHAKER HEIGHTS ARCHITECTURE - New Program for 3rd Grade


    The Shaker Historical Society is pleased to announce that it has created a new program for elementary schools to learn about the role of the architect, the materials used, the design and plan of buildings, and the history of Shaker Heights' architecture. The program includes a PowerPoint lecture followed by activities illustrating how buildings are put together, material suitability, reading architecture in plan and in person. 

    The museum welcomes other schools and groups that are interested in learning more about Shaker Heights architecture. Given the importance of the topic to this community, we are happy to tailor it for different ages and interests.