ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Baskets in particular are coveted for their simple, utilitarian forms and durable construction. Shakers manufactured both utility baskets and “fancy-work” baskets; fancy baskets were sold in their shops alongside other everyday items such as brooms, bonnets, and chairs.
At its peak in 1867, Mount Lebanon produced 3,866 baskets in a single year. Basketmaking began to decline towards the end of the 19th century. The last basket woven by Shaker hands was made in 1958.
Today, basketmakers carry on the tradition of practical simplicity embodied in the Shaker style.
- Exhibition runs through October 28, 2018
- Visit the Columbia County Historical Society for exhibition hours
DIANE SMOOK |ROBERT PEDUZZI GALLERY
CCHS Museum & Library
5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook NY 12106
- 518-794-9100 x220
Shaker Culture in Columbia County is the theme of this exhibition jointly sponsored by Columbia County Historical Society and Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, as part of our shared 2018 Visitor Season programming.