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 […]

Mittens and Gloves and Wristlets, Oh My!

On February 6, 1875, Charles Harris, a disgruntled hired man, set a fire that claimed eight buildings at the Church Family at Mount Lebanon. The buildings, including the family dwelling and several workshops, were uninsured and the loss was estimated at over $100,000. Even with substantial support from many other Shaker families, the Church Family and, in […]

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