All of the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon’s two hundred baskets are directly linked to the Shakers.

And while most of the baskets in the collection were made by the Shakers, the collection includes those made by Native Americans and the Bushwhackers of the Eastern New York Taconic Mountains that found their way into Shaker communities.

The Museum’s basket collection, supported by a large collection of basket molds and handle bending forms, represents a range of Shaker baskets made at Mount Lebanon from the early 1800s through the end of that century.

The collection includes very large rugged work baskets used in the fields, laundries, and sawmills, as well as very fine baskets made to hold sewing notions or made as souvenirs for the tourist trade.

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