Recent Posts

Enjoy this lovely Shaker Gift Drawing (also known as a Spirit Drawing). These works of art were derived from spirit messages received by Shaker "instruments" who created the art here in the material world. Gift Drawings are often complex which defies worldly (non-Shaker) notions of Shaker simplicity. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Gosh and we thought we had a lot of snow in the Albany area! We hope the Shaker Family and their friends stay safe and warm until spring arrives. ... See MoreSee Less

Well, the snow is half-way up ...

View on Facebook

The air is cooler, the leaves are changing, and there’s a palpable magic in the air… it must be getting close to Halloween! People are always curious about whether or not the Shakers celebrated holidays, and if so, how. You… Continue reading

Ed. Note: This is part 3 of a 4 part series. To read part one, please click here. To read part two, click here

The next category of artifacts that we will explore are textiles related to… Continue reading

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

Programs and Events