Shaker Museum

A New Set of Tastemakers Finds Inspiration in Shakers

In August of 1774, eight intrepid Shakers landed in Manhattan from Manchester, England, in search of a home where they could practice their fledgling religion in peace. Nearly two and half centuries later, their presence has returned to the borough; specifically, to a storybook stretch of Commerce Street in the West Village. The Commerce Inn, […]


CHATHAM, NEW YORK. November 16, 2021 – Shaker Museum, which stewards the world’s most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today the members of its inaugural Makers’ Circle. Members of the new advisory group include Emily Adams Bode, Ini Archibong, Nacho Carbonell, gt2P (Victor Imperiale, Guillermo Parada, Tamara Pérez and Sebastián Rozas), […]

A Shaker still

Shaker Museum’s neighbors on Shaker Museum Road in Old Chatham, NY, are establishing a rye whiskey distillery on the land and in buildings that once belonged to the museum’s founder John S. Williams, Sr. They are raising their own rye and will be distilling the mash, and aging and bottling the whiskey, on their property. […]

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