Ralph Gardner Jr: I’m Honored

Ralph Gardner, Jr., a journalist and WAMC commentator, talks about his experience being an honoree at the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon’s annual benefit. Listen here.

Shaker Museum Purchases Building in Chatham, NY and Receives $1.569 Million Grant from New York State

(OLD CHATHAM, NY) February 4, 2020 – The Shaker Museum purchased the empty building at 5 Austerlitz Street in Chatham, NY last month, and received a $1,569,000 grant from Empire State Development through New York State’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) initiative to support a project that will transform the building into a museum and […]

“Ready to cool our milk and broth”: The necessity of ice

On January 16, 1894, Elder Timothy Rayson of the Center Family, Mount Lebanon Shakers wrote, “Commenced getting in ice…. Over a dozen engaged in the business.” On the 18th, he wrote, “Finished getting in the ice. The weather today was just right for the business.” The harvesting and storing of ice was an important task […]

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