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Shaker Museum

We are building a 21st century museum to showcase the world's most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives.


Shaker Museum elevates Shaker material culture to animate Shaker values and beliefs and inspire individuals and communities to deepen bonds and seek meaningful approaches to social, economic, environmental, and spiritual issues.

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Shaker Museum is supported by a committed, engaged, and active board of trustees; daily operations are run by a devoted and tireless staff.

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The Shaker Museum works closely with an advisory group of contemporary artists and designers to advance dialogue around the relationship between past and contemporary material culture and explore how Makers express their values in their work.


Shaker Museum holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of Shaker objects, archives, and books, and stewards the historic North Family site at Mount Lebanon, the founding community of the Shakers.

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The Shaker Museum team consists of dedicated individuals with diverse strengths and backgrounds. It is our policy to provide for equal employment opportunity without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status.

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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.