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

Ed. Note: This is the first part of a four part series. We will be sharing the next three parts throughout the year on the blog.

This year we celebrate the 280th birthday of Ann Lee. Born in Manchester,… Continue reading

When the Shakers arrived on the shores of America in 1774, the celebration of Christmas was very different from today’s traditions. It was primarily a religious day, as it was meant to be. Colonial Americans celebrated December 25th by attending… Continue reading

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


On Saturday, August 29th at 7 pm and Sunday, August 30th at 3 pm, Jeremiah Productions,… Continue reading

Aurilla (Aurelia) White was born on February 13, 1818 in Bennington, VT. She came to the Shakers when she was just 12 years old and spent her entire life in the Watervliet community. Her role in the community was that… Continue reading

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