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Enjoy this lovely Shaker Gift Drawing (also known as a Spirit Drawing). These works of art were derived from spirit messages received by Shaker "instruments" who created the art here in the material world. Gift Drawings are often complex which defies worldly (non-Shaker) notions of Shaker simplicity. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gosh and we thought we had a lot of snow in the Albany area! We hope the Shaker Family and their friends stay safe and warm until spring arrives. ... See MoreSee Less

Well, the snow is half-way up ...

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The mission of the Shaker Heritage Society is to strengthen our community through educational programs and historic preservation focused on the Shaker ideals of sustainability, equality, compassion, cooperation, and the pursuit of a meaningful life.

The vision of the Shaker Heritage Society is to serve as an internationally recognized resource for interpretation of the history, ideals, and cultural identity of the Shakers. We explore the past to better understand the present world and future possibilities. By doing so, we inspire a deep appreciation for the history of America’s first Shaker settlement and the benefits of historic preservation.

We offer fun educational activities for kids.

To find out more about Shaker Heritage Society of Albany, New York, visit us today!

 

The mission of the Shaker Heritage Society is to celebrate and interpret America’s first Shaker settlement and to preserve it for the benefit of future generations.

The vision of the Shaker Heritage Society is to be a nationally recognized interpretive center dedicated to educational programming regarding the Shakers, their history, their innovative spirit and influence on American culture.

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