Plan Your Visit
With four permanent exhibits, rotating exhibits, programs, a library, and the Spirit Tree Gift Shop, you won't want to miss a visit.
Become a Member
Free admission to the museum and library, quarterly newsletter, 10% discount in the Spirit Tree Gift Shop, and participate in the preservation of unique local history. Join today!  
The Spirit Tree Museum Shop offers unique educational books, cards, souvenirs, and fine Shaker-style reproductions.

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Founded in 1947, The Shaker Historical Society is a non-profit, educational organization committed to preserving our history, educating students of all ages, and interpreting our collections for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.

What we do for Shaker Heights:


  • Preserve and exhibit collections of artifacts, documents and photographs
  • Educate students about early life in historic Shaker Heights
  • Celebrate our history and architecture through community events and programs
  • Collaborate with the City of Shaker Heights and other local groups to preserve and protect Shaker Heights’ historic buildings and scenic landscapes

The Shaker Historical Society is located at 16740 South Park Boulevard in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Here, we display artifacts, documents and photographs from our collections; provide information on Shaker Heights’ history and current events, and host educational programs. We also operate a small gift shop offering our publications, Shaker gifts, and local wares.

Please stop by and visit soon!




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Become a Member

Join today:
  • » Free admission to the museum and library
  • » Receive our quarterly newsletter
  • » Get a 10% discount in the Spirit Tree Gift Shop
  • » Participate in the preservation of unique local history

Donate funds and volunteer time to further the mission and educational outreach of the Shaker Historical Society.

Partnerships and Support

Thank you to the generous support of our valued public and private partners. This critical support allows the SHS preserve and share our region's rich history by developing and expanding our exhibits, programs and educational outreach initiatives.