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

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