Our founders first met in 2001 to discuss what we could do to save this gem of Ohio's Shaker heritage. Since that meeting, we have grown to about 230 members, and in 2007 took control of the North Family's eight acres and eleven historic buildings through a lease from the Great Parks of Hamilton County.
We are an Ohio non-profit corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Our immediate goal is to open the site to the public.
Construction has been completed on a modern restroom. Installation of a septic system followed by parking lots, walkways, exterior lighting, and other code requirements is pending.
Restoration of the 1827 meeting house is ongoing: repairing floors, restoring walls, adding an attic staircase, and new wiring.
Tours are hosted by appointment for small groups.
We present off site educational programs about the Shakers to school and library audiences.
We continue to seek grants and private donors to help fund the substantial costs of preparing the buildings to be open to the public, as well as to improve our educational programs.
We need White Water Shaker manuscripts, letters, historic photographs, artifacts and furnishings to help us define and interpret White Water Shaker history.