Shaker Museum is building a 21st century museum to showcase the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives. The four-floor facility located in Chatham, NY is by Selldorf Architects, renowned worldwide for designing subtle but powerful art spaces. The new museum includes the transformation of an historic building and construction of a modern addition and surrounding public gardens.
Shaker Museum is hosting a series of pop-up exhibitions at the Kinderhook Knitting Mill. The Kinderhook Knitting Mill is a community-minded space in the heart of Kinderhook that brings together food, art, and design in an 1870s textile mill.
Exhibition hours are Fri and Sat 10:00am-6:00pm, and Sun 11:00am-4:00pm
Visitors to the North Family historic site in New Lebanon will find 10 original Shaker buildings on 91 acres. Visitors are welcome year-round, weather permitting, to stroll the grounds, hike the North Pasture trail, or have a picnic in the meadow. The vault of the iconic 1859 Great Stone Barn is also open to the public.
Self-guided tours and use of the pasture & hiking trail are always free for all visitors every day.
202 Shaker Road
New Lebanon, NY 12125
The original home of Shaker Museum, housed in the founders’ farm buildings, is no longer open to the public. Become a member to see the collection.
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.