Shakers At Meeting - The Religious Dance (courtesy Shaker Museum)Shakers At Meeting - The Religious Dance (courtesy Shaker Museum)Shaker Show, a quarterly glimpse into the inner workings, values, and dreams of Shaker Museum and the Shakers themselves is hosted quarterly by Sarah Van Buren and other Shaker Museum staff on Wednesdays from 4:15 pm to 5 pm.

The Shakers were a celibate Christian utopian community with origins in the Hudson Valley. Listeners can learn more about their influence on radical American thinking, making and doing.

The most recent episode focuses on farming and seed packets, taking a deep dive into the Shakers’ garden seed and medicinal herb businesses. At the peak of their production in the 1800s, the Shakers were known internationally for these industries, just as much as they were known for their chair making.

Also, a discussion of the Shakers’ support of unions and fair labor practices.

The Shaker Museum stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker objects and archives in the world and is currently building its future location in Chatham, NY.

Also heard occasionally at 9 am on the “WGXC Morning Show” and during “All Together Now!” weekdays at 7 am and 6 pm.

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Illustration: “Shakers At Meeting. The Religious Dance” (courtesy Shaker Museum).


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