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Latest changes at Shakerpedia

Shaker Seminar 2019 Shaker Seminar, Jun 27-30, 2019
Cathcard Digitizing of Cathcart card index of Shaker names
April 26-28, 2019 Spring Forum 2019
Jan 23, 2019 List of Shaker Dissertations
Jan 23, 2019 List of Shaker Exhibits
Nov 26, 2018 Search of Western Reserve Microfilm reels
Nov 1, 2018 List of all searches
Jun 8, 2018 Category:Ohio_Villages Shaker Seminar in Ohio: Seminar @Hancock
Rest in Peace, Sister Frances Sister Frances Carr, passed on Jan 2, 2017
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Who Were They

The Shakers, a Protestant religious sect officially called "The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing", originated in Manchester, England in 1747 ...

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Who Are They

Today (Apr 2018) there are 2 Shaker's: Sister's Francis June, Brother Arnold. The last Shaker who was raised within an active Shaker community was Sister Francis who passed Jan, 2017 ...

Shaker Crafts

Hands to Work, Hearts to God ...

Shaker Music

There are pieces of Shaker music that is well known today, such as Simple Gifts. There are many more used in churches and 100's more only known to Shaker Scholars


Shaker Cooking

Shaker cooking is a wonderful mix of fresh food, farm cooking and recipes for large groups.

Shakers online

Shakerpedia is a place where those interested in the Shakers can find and share information about the various aspects of Shaker life, we will be adding information from our collections and pointing to other Shaker resources. We will also be inviting various Shaker scholars and enthusiasts to expand the content.

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Shaker Studies

There are a number of scholar and groups who specialize in exploring the history and experience of the Shakers. These scholars have used various sources, including Shaker journals, and collaborating with other scholars, to spread deep understanding of the lives the Shaker's lived.


Where were they ?

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