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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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Hurricane Irene made her wrath known in the Capital Region this weekend with torrential rain and gale force winds. The Mohawk and Hudson Rivers overflowed tremendously, and the water completely flooded dozens of streets, including the entirety of Schoharie County, just west of Albany. Bridges were washed away, and portions of the NYS Thruway were closed to traffic.

SHS counts itself extremely lucky that we only received minimal damage. The Shaker Creek flooded, submerging the foot bridge and washing away the stream banks (pictured below). The bridge is currently closed while we work on fixing the damage.

Our thoughts are with those who have suffered the effects of the weather and are still dealing with the aftermath.

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