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.

  • NEW STAFF!

    Hi Folks Sorry for the delay in posting news. Our former Office & Communications Manager left in April, and we have since eliminated that position. We now have a Marketing Coordinator, KATE WALKER, an Office Manager, RICK SMITH, and a Docent, ANNE MARIE FALTISCO to help our hard working director and trustees. During the summer we were so fortunate that Elizabeth Hoag, Cleveland Institute of Art lecturer helped us for several weeks. Now, she and our interns are back at school. Please bear with …

  • 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.…