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Shaker Historical Society & Museum

16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44120-1641


Tu.-Fr.11 AM-5 PM, Su. 2 - 5 PM; closed major holidays

Cost: Adults $5; Children (6-12) $3; members and under 5 Free; Groups by appointment

The Shaker Historical Society was established in 1947 to provide stewardship for our region's significant history by nurturing respectful discovery, preservation, collection, and public dissemination of the history, traditions, and heritage of the Shaker sect, Shaker Heights, Warrensville Township, and the surrounding areas. The Museum displays the Society's substantial collection of Shaker artifacts and preserves the Shaker legacy of perfection, simplicity, utility, and durability. The museum also shares the legacy of the Van Sweringen brothers and features northeast Ohio artists in the Lissauer Gallery. The Elizabeth Nord Library contains an extensive collection of books and archival materials about the Shakers and the development of Shaker Heights, open by appointment. The museum is situated on land once owned by North Union Shakers and was the former home of Louis Myers, a real estate agent for the Van Sweringen Company, and his wife, Blanche.