Blog Rss Feed Meet our Spring Interns! // Traci Hoffman

Traci Hoffman graduated from Kent State University in 2014 with a BA in History and a minor in Paralegal Studies. While working as a Billing Assistant in an Administrative Office for three and a half years, she pursued a degree in Library and Information Science. Most of her coursework focused on libraries and museums. She is set to graduate in 2018. She currently works for Geauga County Public Library as a Substitute Reference Librarian helping patrons with a wide variety of tasks ranging from finding a book to faxing materials and using the scanner.






Ryan Brady

Sophomore student at Hathaway Brown working on Archives at SHS!

Hazel Smith

7th Grade Shaker Heights Student working on the life of a Shaker at SHS!



 Anita Miljanovic

Anita Miljanovic comes from Mentor, Ohio and is a second-year student at John Carroll University double majoring in Economics and History, along with minoring in Chemistry. She serves as the Vice President for the John Carroll Pre-Law Society, and as a representative for the Student Advisory Board. Anita currently works as a pharmacy technician and upon graduation she hopes to work within the legal field.



Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:19:44 GMT //
Tell the story of Shaker Heights with an African American lens. // Image may contain: 1 person, standing and indoor

Special thanks to Dr Greg Hutchings, Jr. for sharing his views about living and working in Shaker Heights. We interviewed him today for our archives, and in preparation for an exhibit to tell the story of Shaker Heights with an African American lens. Thank you also to Shaker Heights resident Lewis Burrell for filming it. Watch this space! Want to tell your story? Let us know.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:11:09 GMT //
For Your Sweet Tooth! //

While researching how Shaker Heights residents procured their daily bread for the exhibit Shaker Eats!, we looked at all sorts of material. We came across this recipe book in the Library of Congress. It's from 1875, and we thought it was fun. So, be sure to visit Shaker Eats! For now... here's something for your sweet tooth.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:08:12 GMT //
Please, don’t exterminate. What can you do instead? //’t-exterminate-what-can-you-do-instead No automatic alt text available.

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Spring has sprung in Shaker Heights, and we are gearing up for many projects on site to fix, repair and otherwise do to maintain this 1910 historic house. We have had carpenter bees poking their heads through some boards and if you live near here - you probably have them too. Please, don’t exterminate. What can you do instead? If they are inside or pose a threat to people, have a beekeeper come out and remove the queen. The breeding cycle is active in the spring, then they are done for the year. Bees are in trouble. Let's do what we can to help them survive!

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:30:09 GMT //’t-exterminate-what-can-you-do-instead
Bremec Garden Center to sponsor Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights! // Bremec has been a longstanding partner with the Shaker Historical Society for this fabulous community event. Be sure to thank them for us when you next go in!

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:21:50 GMT //