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.


Current Exhibits

A Celebration & History of the African American Vote: Exclusion & Inclusion

February 1 - May 31, 2020

(First Floor)


"A Celebration & History of the African American Vote" looks at the impact of influential African Americans in local politics from Winston Richie (First African American Councilman in Shaker Heights), and Peter Lawson Jones (Shaker Heights Councilman), up to Carmella Williams who was just elected to Shaker Heights City Council. This exhibit will also examine Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Shaker to promote the election of Carl B. Stokes, and more!