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Spring Shaker Forum Online Lecture Series

April 29, 2021 - May 20, 2021

$15.00 – $75.00

7:00 pm

We miss the camaraderie and conversation of the Museum’s annual meeting of Shaker scholars and students! The Covid-19 pandemic shut us down in 2020, but now that we’ve trained ourselves in All Things Zoom we are delighted to offer the 2021 online Spring Shaker Forum.

Join us for an engaging series of six Zoom-based presentations devoted to Shaker history and culture. Talks will be broadcast live at 7 pm on selected Tuesday and Thursday evenings between April 29 and May 20. Registrants will be provided access to recordings of all the talks.

Our program will include the following presentations:

April 29:  Robert Emlen, “The Changing Face of Shaker Life: How Pictorial Images in the Popular Press Reflect the Growing Acceptance of the Shakers in 19th-Century America”

May 4:  Ned Quist, “Motive, Means and Opportunity: Amateur Shutterbugs Shoot the Harvard Shakers”

May 6:  Christian Goodwillie, “First in the West: The Shaker Experience of Visionary Malcolm Worley and His Family” 

May 11:  Sharon Koomler, “Seen & Received: Continuing Reflections on the Shakers’ Private Art”

May 18:  Jerry Grant, “Both Sides of the Lens: The Mount Lebanon Shakers and the Men and Women Who Photographed Them”

May 20:  Kerry Hackett, “Brother Philemon Stewart as New Lebanon Church Family Physician: Re-imagining a portion of his ‘toiling, stormy, industrious, valuable life'”

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