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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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Shakers in Your Classroom
Social Studies Standards 1, 3, 4

(Grade 3 to Grade 6 – OUTREACH)

The Shaker Heritage Society brings the museum to you! During this hands-on program, a museum educator visits your school and introduces your students to the Shakers and their impact on local and national history while teaching them about daily life on a 19th-century farm. Your class will then have the opportunity to try everyday farm chores, such as grinding herbs with a mortar and pestle, hand spinning wool, and weaving on a loom.

Dates:      Throughout the school year
Time:       Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Up to 4 classes may be scheduled in one day at the same site.
Fee:          $120.00 per class; 2 or more classes at the same site, $100.00 each.
Mileage is charged for sites more than 10 miles from the Society’s office.

Call (518) 456-7890 ext. 23

Have the following information when you call:

  • School name, address, phone & district
  • Teacher’s or Teachers’, grade & number of students
  • Program requested
  • Preferred dates & times
  • Special needs

Once you have booked, a confirmation form will be mailed to you.  Please review it carefully and notify us if any changes need to be made. Please call 456-7890, ext. 23 if you have any questions about our programs!

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