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, […]

SHAKER MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SUMMER SERIES OF SOCIAL EVENTS AND TOURS TO BE HELD THROUGHOUT COLUMBIA COUNTY

Shaker Museum, which stewards the world’s most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today its Summer Series 2022 line-up of community events, educational programing, and tours to be held throughout Columbia County in the Hudson Valley. Over a dozen in-person events will be held in eight different locations, and the Summer Series […]

Sometimes “Shaker” pops up in unexpected places

A half-dozen years ago a Shaker Museum blog post explored the work of New York photographer Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) that resulted in portraits of Shaker brothers and sisters from the Second and South Families at Mount Lebanon. Her work, an exploration of American “types” – Appalachian mountaineers, Mennonites, Gullah Islanders, and Shakers, appeared in several […]

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