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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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Make a Lavender Sachet
Wednesday, August 4
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Explore the Shaker herb garden and discover the many ways that the Shakers used plants. Craft a fragrant lavender sachet to use at home or give as a gift. Appropriate for ages 8-12. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend with the child. Price per child: $5.00.
Pre-registration is required by August 3.

Paint a Shaker Style Box
Thursday, August 5
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Learn how the Shakers worked as a community to build oval boxes and furniture. See an original Shaker box and discover how they were constructed. Participants will have the opportunity to paint a Shaker-style box to take home. Appropriate for ages 8-12. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend with the child. Price per child: $5.00.
Pre-registration is required by August 3.

Write with a Quill Pen and
Make a Fabric Covered Journal

Friday, August 6
10:00 am - 11:00 am
View copies of original Shaker journals and learn about how they kept track of the daily activities and events of the community. Make a fabric-covered journal to take home and try your hand at writing with a quill pen. Appropriate for ages 8-12. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to attend with the child. Price per child: $5.00.
Pre-registration is required by August 3.

Please call (518) 456-7890 x23 for more information or to register.

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