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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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On October 15th, a group of fifty students from Christian Brothers Academy will hold their Senior Service Day at the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany. The student volunteers will receive an introduction to the history of the site before beginning their projects, which include set up for the Society’s large Christmas Craft Fair fundraiser, cleaning the garage and attic, and organizing the education collection and program supplies. County Waste graciously donated the use of a dumpster for the day. The Shaker Heritage Society, which has a small staff of four, often relies on volunteer assistance to complete tasks that help keep the museum functioning. We are pleased to be working with CBA once again, and are grateful to be part of a community in which organizations support one another.

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