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We had a wonderful book discussion and signing on Wednesday July 19 with author Jack Kelly! A special thank you to Paul Grondahl, Executive Director of the New York State Writers Institute (co-sponsors of the event), for introducing Jack Kelly and providing detailed context for the evening's talk about the Erie Canal.

Jack Kelly focused on topics of particular relevance to the Shaker Heritage Society, such as the role of the Erie Canal in the revival of religious and spiritual communities across New York State in the 19th century. Audience members asked many interesting questions, and there was even speculation about whether the nearly 53 foot long Meeting House beams may have been shipped along the canal!
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Enjoy an evening of Contra Dance in the historic 1848 Shaker Meeting House for both beginners and seasoned dancers alike. No experience necessary. $6/$10/$12 (student / member or senior / non-member) ... See MoreSee Less

Contra Dance Sponsored by the Dance Flurry

September 19, 2017, 6:00pm - September 19, 2017, 7:30pm

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We are delighted to see that the new pedestrian bridge over Shaker Creek is almost finished.  The bridge replaces one that was washed downstream several years ago.  SHS Board member, Jim Faddegon spearheaded the project and volunteers from the Northeastern Woodworkers Association constructed the bridge.  Funding for the project was provided by Albany County and Faddegon’s Building and Remodeling.


Construction of the bridge is part of the implementation of the first phase of the site master plan that is guiding the revitalization of the historic site.  It will greatly enhance pedestrian access to the site during our large scale public events and education programs.  We are grateful to Jim Faddegon and the NEWA for their commitment to the project.  SHS still needs to raise $1,000 to cover the costs for building materials.  Please contact Starlyn D’Angelo at 518-456-7890 or Director@shakerheritage.org if you would like to contribute to the project.

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