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We hope that everyone will enjoy the 4th of July holiday! The museum and gift shop will be closed on Saturday the 4th in observance of the holiday. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers)

Staged Reading Auditions 

On Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, Jeremiah Productions, Inc. will hold auditions for… Continue reading

This article was written by SHS volunteer Jim Maczek.

Many visitors to the Shaker Heritage Society’s exhibit room in the Meeting House have asked some rather profound questions. One in particular concerns the large photograph of twelve Church Family Shakers.… Continue reading

A century ago today, the British ocean liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland. The attack resulted in 1,198 deaths, including 128 Americans. Although it took another two years until… Continue reading

This post was written by SHS staff member Candis Murray, Ph.D. 

By 1774 Ann Lee and her small band of Shaking Quakers had found their situation in England increasingly unstable. Considered suspect by local authorities, they were regularly… Continue reading

In celebration of National Puppy Day on March 23rd (yes, it’s a real holiday, promoting the adoption of dogs from shelters and educating about the dangers of puppy mills), let’s talk about the Shakers and their pets!

The… Continue reading