Exhibits and Programs

drawings of Shaker buildings, from a book in the exhibit

Education and Schools among the Shakers in New York State

In conjunction with the NYS Museum's exhibit on the Shakers, our seventh-floor exhibit for November-December 2014 highlight some of the NYS Library's Shaker collections, particularly those relating to education.

Previous seventh floor exhibits | Items from the NYS Library collections on exhibit elsewhere

Online Programs

Selected past programs were recorded and can be viewed online.

Upcoming Programs and Classes

All programs are FREE and open to the public.

Event or Class Date and Time
January 2015

Whatever Happened to Watervliet? The politics behind why New Lebanon became "the Center of Union"

herb-houseStephen Paterwic, author of the Historical Dictionary of the Shakers, will present the story of why the New LebanonShaker Community gained prominence over the Watervliet community.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the New York State Libraryexternal link. Registration is recommended.

Location: Huxley Theater, New York State Museum, CEC

January 15, 2015
12:15pm- 1:15pm
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Reasonable Accommodation: Please let us know if any reasonable accommodation is required (Americans with Disabilities Act) at least three business days prior to the program date by calling 518-474-2274. The New York State Library and the Cultural Education Center are accessible to visitors with mobility impairments.

Location: Unless otherwise indicated, programs are held in:

Librarians Room
New York State Library
Cultural Education Center, 7th floor
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230

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More information: For more information about these classes, call at 518-474-2274.

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Last Updated: January 6, 2015