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.

  • The passing of Mary Alice (Mickey) Horner

    The Shaker Historical Society regrets to inform you that a dear, dear friend and longstanding member of the Shaker Historical Society has sadly died. Mrs. Mary Alice Horner (known to her friends as Mickey), wife of John Horner - was an exceptionally generous woman who gave of herself often to many non-profit organizations. She could be seen at most of our Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights events, even when she was in her 90s! We know that many in this community know and love Mickey, and we wi…

  • Bowditch Oak Storm Damage 1895-2019

    After the microburst came through Shaker Heights on Friday, September 13th, the Shaker Historical Society lost a tree within our wooded section facing Shaker Blvd. Although the utility company replaced the utility pole, that area remains closed to the public. Our property facing South Park was looking well thanks to Liberatore Landscape Construction and volunteer Brian Cook who helped to clear dead branches and twigs. We thought we were finished... and then in the early hours of this morning a l…

  • Museum Day

    The Shaker Historical Society participated in the Smithsonian's Museum Day for the first time last Saturday, Sept 21st. From 3-5pm, the museum's director welcomed visitors for a special Gallery Talk about this year's Tudor City exhibit. Visitors came from as far as Lorain, South Euclid and Richland to learn about Tudor Revival architecture and the Shaker Historical Society's museum and art gallery! We plan to do it again next year.

  • Shaker Heights Loses a Visionary - Steven A Minter

    The Shaker Historical Society extends is sincerest condolences to all who knew Steve Minter, but especially to his family. We are all saddened by the news that he died on Thursday morning last week. Steve and his wife Dolly were two of the first Shaker Heights Visionaries honored at our annual benefit, Movers and Shakers, and their daughter Robyn Minter Smyers was the first child of a Shaker Heights Visionary to also be honored. We celebrated the Minters then for their community spirit, philanth…

  • 2020 Shaker Heights Calendar on sale soon!

    We are making the final edits and improvements to our 2nd annual wall calendar now and expect to be able to sell them in our Spirit Tree Gift Shop by mid September! Watch this space as we launch this limited editional calendar with gorgeous photos of Shaker Heights by resident and 1970 Shaker Heights High School Alumna Shelly Frisch Small!