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We had a wonderful book discussion and signing on Wednesday July 19 with author Jack Kelly! A special thank you to Paul Grondahl, Executive Director of the New York State Writers Institute (co-sponsors of the event), for introducing Jack Kelly and providing detailed context for the evening's talk about the Erie Canal.

Jack Kelly focused on topics of particular relevance to the Shaker Heritage Society, such as the role of the Erie Canal in the revival of religious and spiritual communities across New York State in the 19th century. Audience members asked many interesting questions, and there was even speculation about whether the nearly 53 foot long Meeting House beams may have been shipped along the canal!
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Enjoy an evening of Contra Dance in the historic 1848 Shaker Meeting House for both beginners and seasoned dancers alike. No experience necessary. $6/$10/$12 (student / member or senior / non-member) ... See MoreSee Less

Contra Dance Sponsored by the Dance Flurry

September 19, 2017, 6:00pm - September 19, 2017, 7:30pm

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See Natalie Merchant Sing  If No One Ever Marries Me

in the 1848 Meeting House

Concerts in the 1848 Meeting House

The Meeting House was built for Shaker worship services which consisted of singing and dancing.  The acoustics were intentionally designed to highlight the human voice.  It is a wonderful and unique venue for intimate concerts.

Proceeds from the Music in the Meeting House concert series will benefit the Shaker Heritage Society and its efforts to preserve the site of America’s first Shaker settlement.  Music in the Meeting House concert tickets are available at the door the night of the event unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Concerts

Albany Pro Musica Pops Goes the Chorus

June 6th and 7th, 7:30

Albany Pro Musica takes the stage with show tunes, old standards, and popular songs performed in the 1848 Meeting House. This cabaret-style evening showcases APM’s individual and ensemble talents. Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Please check back for more updates or call (518) 456-7890


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