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Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon opens exhibition examining the Shakers, gender equality, and women's suffrage

June 21, 2017

On Friday, June 16, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon celebrated the opening of the historic Shaker village and the exhibition Break Every Yoke: Shakers, gender equality, and women’s suffrage. Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation, and private donations, the exhibition explores Shaker Founder Ann Lee’s original assertion that God was dual, both male and female, and the impact of that belief on the roles women played in the spiritual and secular activities of Shaker society. The exhibition draws on more than 75 artifacts from Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon’s collections.