The Friends of the Shakers, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1974 to assist Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine. The Friends of the Shakers contributes to the Village through direct donations, fund-raising for restoration and maintenance of the historic Village buildings, and volunteering at the Village. All Friends Members Receive:
  • Free, unlimited admission to the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum’s guided tours. The Museum exhibits Shaker-made furniture, textiles and other artifacts in settings depicting various stages of the community’s history since it was established in 1794.
  • Our newsletter, The Clarion, which keeps members up-to-date on Friends projects and Sabbathday Lake village, museum, and library happenings. The Shaker Community's Home Notes are exclusively available in The Clarion.
  • An invitation to our annual Friends' Weekend held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village each August.
  • A $5 discount on Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum workshop fees (unlimited).
For full info, please visit the Friends of the Shakers' website here. Choose a membership level that suits you from the drop down list below. If this is a gift membership, simply indicate it in the "ship to" field at check-out and write a note in the comment section.   The Friends of the Shakers is registered with the IRS as a tax-exempt organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Funds are used for the support and preservation of the ongoing Shaker tradition at Sabbathday Lake and are greatly appreciated.