Guest Lecturer: Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, Director of the Center for Revolutionary Era Studies and Associate Professor of History at Siena College
When the Shakers landed in New York City on August 6, 1774, the stirrings of revolution were spreading throughout the colonies. Mother Ann Lee and her eight followers set out to build a religious community in one of the most uncertain and volatile periods in American history. Explore what the newly migrated Shakers were up against when they settled outside of Albany in the 1770s. Participants may bring a “brown bag” dinner. Dessert provided by the museum. Please call or email to sign up.