Shaker Historical Society
If you would like to leave a legacy to the Shaker Historical Society in your will, we can help you do just that! Some members and friends have left stocks and annuities in their wills, while others have stated in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to us. We appreciate any donation and will be happy to meet with you to discuss any legacies or possible named funds. Just ask for the Director!
We value every penny we receive to help us carry out our mission to inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region... past, present and future.
Our collection policy allows us to accept items that are NOT duplicates, that add to our ability to tell the Shaker Heights story, and that are in good condition, which we can maintain. If you have something that helps us tell a story of Shaker Heights or that we can sell to raise money for our collection, we would like to hear from you! Please do NOT leave items on our doorstep. Without a signed deed of gift, we can do nothing with objects left here without prior discussion with the Director. Feel free to send images of your special Shaker Heights objects to wpetznick @ shakerhistory.org to begin the conversation.
Stocks & Securities
We do accept gifts of stocks and securities. Call 216.921.1201 and ask for Ware Petznick, Executive Director, to discuss how this can be processed. Gift acknowledgments for tax purposes are noted as an average for trading for the day of transfer.