In July, the Shaker Heritage Society, in partnership with Siena College, the New York State Education Office’s Department of Cultural Education, Shaker Museum and Library | Mount Lebanon, and Hancock Shaker Village was awarded $175,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of History and Culture program. This grant funds week-long teacher workshops for teachers across the country. We are now accepting applications from K-12 teachers interested in professional development and Shakerism.

We are offering two, one-week long NEH Landmarks of History and Culture Workshops called Heaven on Earth: Shakers, Religious Revival and Social Reform in America. Participants will engage in interactive seminars with scholars; investigate Shaker artifacts and primary documents at the New York State Museum and New York State Library, and tour three historic Shaker sites: Watervliet Shaker Historic District, Hancock Shaker Village, and Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon. A $1,200 stipend will be awarded towards program costs. For more information, please visit http://www.siena.edu/shakerworkshop.

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