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Inventors and Gardeners
June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
The Shakers developed the seed packing industry and also established the first herbal medicine industry in the US. Tour the herb garden and learn about Shaker innovations and historic remedies. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy before the tour. Event indoors in case of rain. Registration appreciated, but walk-ins welcome.
Shaker Heritage Society is located on the site of America’s first Shaker settlement, established in 1776. Near the Albany Airport and the Ann Lee Pond Nature Preserve (the Shakers’ former mill pond), the site includes Shaker buildings, Pollinator and Herb gardens, an orchard, and the cemetery where Ann Lee is buried. Visit farm animals during the summer. The Shakers are a communal society known for pacifism and gender and racial equality, and admired for their technological innovations, architecture and craftsmanship. Grounds open dawn to dusk, year round.