Mary Ann Haagen
Mary Ann is a Shaker scholar, musician, and retired music teacher. Her research focuses
on the N.H. Shaker communities. She lectures widely on Shaker history, music and dance;
has recorded three CDs with a vocal ensemble she directed. The group's DVD, "We Find
No Harm in Dancing" documents their work with Shaker dance. Her articles on Shaker
history appear regularly in Shaker Museum publications. "The Collected Writings of
Elder Henry Cumings," edited by her, will be suggested reading.
Course Title: "A Peculiar People": The Enfield, N.H. Shakers (Spring 2023)
This course was engaging, interesting and fun! I fully enjoyed Mary Ann's teaching style. We used reading materials, music and a visit to the Shaker Museum.
Her information seemed inexhaustible! She had the information to answer every question. I was completely confident that her interpretations were faithful to the sources.