Ralph Gardner Jr: Labor Is A Form Of Worship

WAMC commentator Ralph Gardner, Jr. talks about the Shakers and a recent exhibition of Shaker baskets from Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon at the Columbia County Historical Society.

Quiet March to a Warring Song, a Shaker-influenced group art exhibition

Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon is pleased to present Quiet March to a Warring Song, a group exhibition curated by resident artist Amie Cunat. The show will be on view Fridays through Mondays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Shaker Forge at the museum’s historic Mount Lebanon site in New Lebanon, NY from May […]

“Presented by your Brother”: Four gifts from brothers to sisters

Among the most pressing concerns of the early Shaker leaders, in a society pledged to celibacy as a means of fostering a communal sense of union, was maintaining strict separation of the sexes. This is not to suggest that brothers and sisters were not to have any contact; rather, the development of interpersonal relationships beyond the bonds of spiritual union were to be prevented. Believers could, and did, express warm feelings in the form of gifts.

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