“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) One of the key tenets of Shakerism is the dualism of God as male and female. In accordance with this belief, gender…

The Brethren’s Workshop, located in this four story red brick building, was constructed in 1829. It was primarily used to house the many workshops that employed Shaker Brothers, although in its early days it was used by the Sisters as a laundry…

With an abrupt shift away from his lucrative stint in the soap business, Elbert Hubbard followed his passion for writing and began a literary career in 1893. After enrolling at Harvard, Hubbard soon realized his disdain for the inaccessibility of…

A counterpart to the Bottega, the Varenka was a one-and-a-half-story building with a garage-like door that was largely used for furniture storage and possibly sales. Although Byrdcliffe furniture was stored and sold at the Varenka, it was also…