Shaker Museum

The New York Times: The Shakers Are Movers, Too

CHATHAM, N.Y. — In an earlier life, the moribund red brick Victorian at the foot of Main Street in this thriving Columbia County village had been a sanitarium, a hotel and tavern, a furniture store and an auto dealership. These were the warm-up acts for its latest incarnation: a permanent new home for the Shaker Museum, widely […]

SHAKER MUSEUM NAMES MATTHEW MALIN TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CHATHAM, NEW YORK. AUGUST 9, 2021 – Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today the appointment of Matthew Malin to its Board of Trustees. Shaker Museum’s Board of Trustees now has seventeen members. Malin, who has extensive experience launching and building retail brands, is joining the […]

Cross stitched samplers

Girls, sometimes as young as five years old, were often taught skills needed to keep a family sufficiently dressed by, in part, making cross stitched samplers.  The word sampler comes from the French word, examplair – a model or pattern to copy or imitate – and originally samplers were more important as a way for women to […]

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