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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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Our Summer Craft Fair Weekend will be on Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10, from 10am – 4pm. Admission is $4 per person or $3 per person with a coupon that can be found on our website ( SHS Members and those under 18 admitted free.

Come explore the fantastic work of over 75 local crafters, featuring jewelry, ornaments, toys, apparel, household goods, gourmet foods, and more! All merchandise in the Shaker Gift Shop will be on sale.

This year for the first time, the Fair will feature Abenaki Nation traditional artists. Demonstrations will include: Jacques Watso, traditional Abenaki music and drumming, miniature Birchbark canoes and containers, traditional wood carving and displays of museum quality Birch Bark Baskets, woodcarvings and more. Throughout their history, the Shakers interacted with Native Americans who influenced their basket making and other craft traditions.

Free guided tours of the site are offered on both days at 11:30am and 1:30pm. There will also be FREE pony rides on Sunday ONLY from 1pm – 3pm!

Come enjoy the work of talented local artists, a piece of pie, explore the historic site, and support the Shaker Heritage Society! We make you kindly welcome!

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