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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

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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 ...

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Field Trips in Albany, NY

Explore with your students themes of daily life, agriculture, teamwork, and technology on a field trip to America’s first Shaker settlement, or with an outreach program in your classroom.  Our history programs:

  • can help students meet the New York State learning standards for social studies education.
  • appeal to multiple learning styles through hands-on participation, inquiry-discussion, and sensory stimulation.

Teachers may choose from exciting programs that encourage students’ awareness of Shaker traditions of respect, tolerance, and diversity.

Are you an educator that would like to bring your class to the Shaker Heritage Society, but needs funding for a field trip? Apply for a Teaching the Hudson Valley Explore Award! This grant can help cover programs, transportation, and admission fees. Please click here for more information, guidelines, and the application.

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