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Today at 2pm, Education Director Samantha Hall-Saladino will give a talk on the life of Mother Ann Lee at the William K. Sanford Library (629 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville). This program is presented by the Historical Society of the Town of Colonie and is free and open to the public. We hope you'll join us! ... See MoreSee Less

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There is still space left in the table top basket workshop this Saturday, the 18th! No experience is required to make this gorgeous basket, perfect for your home or as a gift for a friend. The workshop runs from 11:00-3:00 and the cost is $25 per person plus a $10 materials fee. Pre-registration is required; call (518) 456-7890 x23 to reserve your spot. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Shaker Heritage Society is a non-profit organization that offers award winning educational programming about the Shakers, their innovative spirit and their influence on American culture. The Society is actively concerned with preserving the integrity of the Watervliet Shaker National Historic District, site of America’s first Shaker settlement.

The Church Family site, where the Society’s offices are located, is the heart of the 770 acre Historic District. The property includes nine remaining Shaker buildings, herb garden, open fields, apple orchard, Ann Lee Pond nature preserve, and the Shaker cemetery where founder, Ann Lee is buried.  Visitors are welcome to picnic, hike, enjoy a concert or workshop or just to relax and experience the atmosphere of this special place. Check our our programs and events to find an event that might interest you!

The Society relies on your contribution to sustain its education programs and efforts to revitalize the historic site.  We can’t succeed without your help so please donate today and help save a part of America’s great heritage.
Shaker Heritage Society
25 Meeting House Road
Albany, NY  12211

The Shakers exhibit
at The New York State Museum!

The Shakers Exhibit