: Illustration titled "Shakers at Meeting The Final Procession." The Shakers were a religious group that originated in Great Britain ca. 1750. Originally known as Shaking Quakers because they commonly trembled in their religious services as God came over them, Shakers arrived in Ohio in 1805. They established several communities in the state, but the most successful ones were at Lebanon and North Union (modern-day Shaker Heights). By 1846, more than four hundred Shakers called Lebanon home.
The Shakers established typical communities in Ohio, making productive livings from their orchards, livestock, and other farming activities, as well as from their furniture-making endeavors. By 1900, Ohio's Shakers had virtually disappeared, mainly due to the lack of new converts. As their numbers declined, many Ohio Shakers moved to Shaker communities in other states. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04033 Subjects
: Shakers; Multicultural Ohio--Religion in Ohio; Dance--Religious aspects--Shakers; Religious services Places
: Shakers at meeting illustration