The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries At The New York State Museum

Nov 14, 2014

Credit New York State Museum

    The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, and the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany, as well as the State Library and State Archives, will present a major exhibition, The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries, detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American History.

Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections will be exhibited together for the first time at the New York State Museum and the exhibition opens tomorrow, November 15th.

Here now to tell us more are State Museum Director Mark Schaming, State Museum Exhibit Planner Aaron Noble, and Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon Director of Collections and Research Jerry Grant.