Shaker Historical Society


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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.

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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! 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!


We focus our exhibits and programming on...



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!





Feb 24-July 21: ABOVE STAIRS Domestic Service in Shaker Heights


April 13-June 2: Elisabeth Cain Pressler: Enigmatic Nostaligia in the Lissauer Gallery


April 20, 4:30 pm: Piano Preservation Workshop


April 25-28, 1:00 pm: Caring for Your Collections Workshops



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!