For a true depiction of the social nature of the Shakers, it is helpful to examine the accounts of the very diverse people who visited Shaker communities. Countless documents were written about the Shakers; it is astounding to note how… Continue reading

This is the second part of a four part series that will appear throughout the year on the blog. Please click here to read part 1.

Ann Lee was British, and therefore she must have had a teapot!… Continue reading

On Tuesday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 13th, Jeremiah Productions, Inc. will hold auditions for “Second Coming – The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers).” This new… Continue reading

It is August 25, 1842. The brethren living in the Albany Shaker village have been working all morning out at the Mill Pond, having, after much deliberation, decided to repair the old mill while a new one was constructed. As… Continue reading

On September 4, 2015, a brief and unexpected, but powerful, storm blew through Colonie, where our site is located. The historic buildings were unharmed, but the extremely high winds took down a couple of trees in the Shaker cemetery and… Continue reading

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