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.

Van Sweringens
Shakers of North Union
Myers Mansion
The Collection
The Elizabeth Nord Library
The Journal
Shaker Lakes
Shaker Dig
Deed Restrictions


 Our mission is to teach audiences of all ages about the history of this place.

There is much to learn about this place—from Native American signal trees and geology to the Shakers of North Union, the Van Sweringens, and current residents. It is a complicated history because rules for life here changed according to political, social, and cultural shifts, and what was true of the former Shaker Village is not necessarily true of present day Shaker Heights. Like we said, it's complicated. We will be building this page as time goes forward to share what we have learned from exhibits and the latest research into a range of topics of interest to Shaker Heights...its past, present, and future.


Click on the buttons to learn more about each of these topics!