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Shaker Museum

Administrative Campus and Research Library

Home to a collection of over 56,000 Shaker artifacts including furniture, tools, photographs, textiles, and more.

The administrative offices, collection, and research library are located in Old Chatham, NY where the original museum was founded. This campus is open to scholars and researchers year-round by appointment.

The museum's collections are housed on this site. Members are invited to exclusive tours that go behind-the-scenes for up-close views of Shaker objects, some of which have never been exhibited publicly.

To schedule a research appointment, please email

To reach a staff person at the Administrative Campus & Research Library, please call 518-794-9100.

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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.