Quick Answer: Are There Still Shakers Today?

Do shakers still exist today?

Officially known as the United Society of Believers, they called themselves Shakers—but now, reports David Sharp for the Associated Press, the death of one in their ranks means there are only two Shakers left in the world.

The United Society of Believers sect had already existed since 1747.6 Jan 2017

Where do shakers live today?

The current Shaker community, called Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, is in Maine, where the two remaining members live.4 Jan 2017

When did the last Shaker die?

In 1992, Canterbury Shaker Village closed, leaving only Sabbathday Lake open. On January 2, 2017, Sister Frances Carr died aged 89 at the Sabbathday community, leaving only two remaining Shakers: Brother Arnold Hadd, age 58, and Sister June Carpenter, 77.

Did shakers marry?

They called themselves the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, but because of their ecstatic dancing the world called them the Shakers. The Shakers were celibate, they did not marry or bear children, yet theirs is the most enduring religious experiment in American history.