Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.




Meet Brianna Treleven, our new Executive Director!



The Shaker Historical Society has added an ADA ramp and handicapped parking spot thanks to a National Parks Service grant with additional funding from the Ohio History Connection and in-kind services from ClevelandDraw and Paul Hummer Paving. Learn more about our accessibility here.





Current Exhibits


A Celebration & History of the African American Vote: Exclusion & Inclusion

February 1 - May 31, 2020


"A Celebration & History of the African American Vote" looks at the impact of influential African Americans in local politics from Winston Richie (First African American Councilman in Shaker Heights), and Peter Lawson Jones (Shaker Heights Councilman), up to Carmella Williams who was just elected to Shaker Heights City Council. This exhibit will also examine Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Shaker to promote the election of Carl B. Stokes, and more! 





March Events


Panel Discussion: "The Strategy in Getting the African American Vote"

Sunday, March 15, 2020

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Panel discussion featuring former Shaker Heights Councilman Peter Lawson Jones, Cordell Stokes, State Senator Sandra Williams, and Councilwoman Carmella Williams.


See upcoming events here!