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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

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September 19, 2017, 6:00pm - September 19, 2017, 7:30pm

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Brother Arnold speaking to an enraptured audience.

Brother Arnold speaking to an enraptured audience.

On Saturday, February 23rd, Brother Arnold Hadd – one of the Shakers living in the community at Sabbathday Lake, Maine – presented a talk about Mother Ann Lee via Google Hangout. About fifty people showed up at Siena College for the lecture, presented in honor of Mother Ann’s birthday. It was a wonderful and lively discussion with great questions from the audience. The entire talk and Q&A session was recorded, but because of a few technical glitches, the video will need to be edited. It will be posted as soon as possible on our website.

The staff at SHS would like to extend their gratitude to Brother Arnold for taking time out of his busy day to speak. We would also like to give a big thank you to Scott Lawyer and the Siena College IT team, without whom this program would not have been possible. We look forward to more collaboration between the Sabbathday Lake community and the Shaker museums.

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