United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearance, otherwise known as the Shakers, is one of the most enduring
religious experiments in the United States -- yet many people know very little about
them. Many of the people who have heard of the Shakers before have heard of them in the context of their craftwork; their
wonderfully simple chairs or oval boxes for example. But, there is much more to this religious society than their skilled
craftwork. This site aims to provide an overview of the history of this religion and a peek into various Shaker communities,
as well as to provide links and a book list of potential sources where more information can be found.