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 our Spring Interns!

    Meet our Spring Interns!

  • Tell the story of Shaker Heights with an African American lens.

    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.

  • 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. https://archive.org/details/howtomakecandy00hart

  • Please, don’t exterminate. What can you do instead?

    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.…

  • Bremec Garden Center to sponsor Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights!

    Special thanks to Bremec Garden Center for their sponsorship of the 14th Annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights Garden Tour!