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Shaker Historical Society and Museum

16740 S Park Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120-1641
+1 216-921-1201
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Great Museum for local history!

Ware Peznick and the staff do a great job presenting this museum. All Shaker Heights and nearby... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Don C
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Little gem

This is a nice little museum, showing the history of the Shaker movement, and the development of... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
j s
Sarasota, Florida
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The Shaker Historical Society is a non-profit organization, 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 home of The Shaker Historical Society is situated on the grounds of the former North Union Center Family’s apple orchard and vegetable garden and was the former home of Louis Myers, a real estate agent for the Van Sweringen Company, and his wife, Blanche.One of the first homes on South Park Boulevard, 16740 was built in 1910 and the 2.3-acre lot extends from South Park Boulevard through to Shaker Boulevard. In 1969 Frank Myers, elder son of Louis and Blanche, donated the house to be used as a museum.The Meyers House and grounds are available for many types of events, from business meetings to luncheons, cocktail receptions to formal dinners. Contact us today about scheduling your next event!The Museum displays the Society’s substantial collection of Shaker artifacts and preserves the Shaker legacy of perfection, simplicy, utility, and durability.The Elizabeth Nord Library is located on the second floor of the Museum and named in honor of the Museum’s first curator, Elizabeth Nord. It contains an extensive collection of books and archival materials about the Shakers, early Warrensville Township, and the development of Shaker Heights. The Library is open during Museum hours by appointment.
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29 Sep 2016
“Great Museum for local history!”
24 Aug 2016
“Little gem”
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16740 S Park Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120-1641
+1 216-921-1201
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ware Peznick and the staff do a great job presenting this museum. All Shaker Heights and nearby residents owe it to themselves to spend some time here and support their efforts.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a nice little museum, showing the history of the Shaker movement, and the development of Shaker Heights. They have interesting exhibits and a nicely stocked gift shop with souvenirs and local Ohio crafts and foods. Well worth a visit.

Thank j s
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The history of the Shaker settlers is detailed as well as the Van Sweringen brothers' plans for one of America's first planned communities. There is also an emphasis on art with a second floor gallery as well as an excellent library. A gift shop is...More

Thank Mary Jo G
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Life-long Ohioan who now lives in Portland and I am visiting this place for the first time - what a TERRIFIC experience! Tons of photos, articles and information about the Shaker religious community from the 1800s as well as the developers of Shaker Heights in...More

Thank Lois M
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The special exhibits are always interesting and informative! Might appeal to locals more than out of towners, but worth a visit regardless of where you hail from. Love that an old historic home was repurposed as a museum. After you visit, take a family-friendly hike...More

2  Thank Jill M
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Tells a little about the history of Shaker Heights, OH along with the early Shakers of the area. Time required about one hour,.

1  Thank Wil43
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This museum is part of the Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society) museum sites throughout Ohio. The museum is located in residential area of Shaker Heights and with a nice park across the street. Museum does a very good job to give historical perspective...More

2  Thank Ligaya2
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Yhis is a quaint little museum. A manageable small place for a group of young children. It was informative educational

2  Thank merle l
Reviewed 7 December 2012

I happened on this museum on a rainy day and am now an addict. Who knew eastern Ohio had contributed so much to our nation's history. A must stop for locals and locals introducing friends to our fine piece of America.

1  Thank brushjl
Reviewed 31 August 2012

This is a fairly hard to find little museum located in a historical house in Shaker Heights, OH. There is a short video about how the Shakers got started in northern Ohio, a room or 2 of Shaker artifacts, a changing exhibit room and a...More

2  Thank MaryKF
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