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.

  • JOB VACANCY - P/T Weekend Docent

    We are seeking a Sunday docent to help visitors on Sunday afternoons and the first Saturday of the month. Job vacancy will remain open until filled. Museum Docent. The initial job duties the Employee will be expected to perform will be the following: Handle reception, opening and closing duties. Ensure that the property and museum are in good order and safe for the public. Greet visitors, sell tickets, manage sales in the gift shop and record details of the events of the day. Check voice messag…

  • Condolences to the MAYHUGHS

    We extend our sincerest condolences to the Mayhugh family on the passing of dear Arlene. Many of you may know Arlene as the mother of Ryan and mother in law of Neema, who we honored as Emerging Movers and Shakers two years ago - or perhaps you knew her as the ceramic artist who produced wonderful Spirit Tree plates, cups, lamps, baskets and garlic graters (to name a few). She also served many years on our Board of Trustees and was a longstanding volunteer and member of our society. Arlene - you …

  • Designing Victory; A Memoir - Book Signing with Robert P Madison and Carlo Wolff

    Join us Tuesday May 28th at 7pm at the Shaker Heights Public Library (SHPL) for a special Book Signing with Robert P Madison. This event is co-sponsored by the SHPL and will feature Robert Madison and his autobiographer Carlo Wolff. Robert Madison, a 2014 Movers and Shakers honoree. Madison, the first black recipient of an architecture degree in Ohio is also the founder of the first black-owned architecture firm in the state - Robert P. Madison International. Madison was born in Cleveland, earne…

  • 15th Annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights Tour

    Join the Shaker Historical Society for its 15th Annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights Garden Tour! Held annually on Fathers Day (June 16th 2019) this premiere garden tour gives the public rare access to some of the most beautiful private gardens in Shaker Heights. The Shaker Historical Society offers this tour in partnership with presenting sponsors Liberatore Landscape and Construction and Eastside Landscaping. All proceeds from this major event support the Shaker Historical Society’s commi…

  • David Ellison talk on Philip Small Tudor Style

    Join David Ellison, architect, who will discuss the Van Sweringens' own architect Philip Small and his use of Tudor Revival architecture here in Shaker Heights and Cleveland area. This special talk will explore in detail Philip Small’s work and the current Shaker Historical Museum exhibit Tudor City. This exhibit looks at the history of Tudor Revival architecture in Shaker Heights and its surrounding areas. This talk also will highlight the characteristics of a Tudor house, what Tudor Revival ar…