Bonnetcore: Designer Katie Stout Curates a Selection of Shaker Craft

Irreverent young design star Katie Stout has pulled yet another unexpected rabbit out of her proverbial hat. She has curated a show, not of contemporary design, but of Shaker craft, in partnership with the Shaker Museum, at their temporary exhibition space in downtown Chatham, New York. Fringe Selects is an intimate and sweet exhibition, showcasing odds, ends, […]

SHAKER MUSEUM AWARDED $550,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

CHATHAM, NEW YORK, December 16, 2020 – Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today that it has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant will be used to construct and outfit a climate-controlled […]

“Shaker Found Dead”

Interesting stories about life in Shaker communities often begin with the most mundane of comments made in journals or the press. In this case it was a short article in the June 13, 1895 issue of The Columbia Republican titled simply, “Shaker Found Dead.” In its entirety it read, “William Koch, a Mt. Lebanon Shaker, was found dead […]

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