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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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uncle sam volunteersDo you love American history? Do you have a passion for teaching others? Are you looking to get involved in your community? You’ve come to the right place! The Shaker Heritage Society is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help with our award-winning education programs.

The Shaker Heritage Society offers programs for diverse audiences, from students to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. To find out more about these programs, choose “Educational” on the menu bar to the left of the page. We also present a number of different programs throughout the  year, including workshops, Kids Night Out events, our Herb Sale with  Faddegon’s Nursery, and special guided tours.

No experience? No problem. We provide training and support to all of our volunteers. This is a great opportunity for high school and college students, retirees, teachers – anyone who is interested in getting involved. The schedule is flexible, and there is no time commitment requirement. We hope you will consider joining our wonderful staff and volunteers in preserving and educating the public about this important historic site.

If you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities at SHS, or would like to become a volunteer, please contact Michelle Arthur at (518) 456-7890 x23 or shakereducator@gmail.com.

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