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Monochord or piano-violin made by Brother Elisha Blakeman, Church Family, Mount Lebanon, NY

Monochord or piano-violin made by Brother Elisha Blakeman, Church Family, Mount Lebanon, NY

Painting, "Shaker Church 1792 N.H.", Sister Cora Helena Sarle, 1951

Painting,

Two drawer sewing stand of mahogany and cherry, Enfield, CT

Two drawer sewing stand of mahogany and cherry, Enfield, CT

Unexpected Shaker

Exhibition open from Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, September 1

Kinderhook Knitting Mill
8 Hudson St., Kinderhook, NY 12016

Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sundays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

No tickets or advance reservations are required.

Join us for the opening on Saturday, June 8, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

True to its title, Unexpected Shaker focuses on unusual, lesser-known, and one-of-a-kind objects in the museum’s collection of over 18,000 material objects of Shaker culture. 

Read the press release.

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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.