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Mar 2, 2022

This radical religious sect had an outsize impact on American culture

When the Shakers arrived in New York City in 1774, their particular blend of English heritage, industriousness, and devout Christian worship immediately branded the religious sect as outsiders.

Read the full article in National Geographic here.

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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.