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John Dax and Edward Spiro join Shaker Museum board

May 31, 2016

On May 14 the trustees of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon elected John Dax and Edward Spiro as the newest members of its board of directors. They bring with them extensive experience in law practice and an interest in the local community.

Mr. Dax has lived in New Lebanon since 1987 and has served on many local boards and committees, including as Chair of the New Lebanon Zoning Board of Appeals from 2006 – 20011 and in his current role as President of the Shaker Swamp Conservancy, Inc. Mr. Dax has been a lawyer in private practice since 1983 and is a graduate of New York University and the Columbia School of Law.

“Joining the Museum’s board of trustees allows me to contribute to this important institution as it preserves and makes available to a broader public its priceless collection, and restores and repurposes the historic North Family structures,” said Mr. Dax. “I can’t imagine a better way to pursue my combined interests in the Shaker movement, in historic preservation, and in the future of the Town of New Lebanon.”

Mr. Spiro is a civil litigator and partner at Morvillo Abramowitz in New York City and has many years of experience handling complex commercial litigation for individual and corporate clients. He lives in New York City and in Old Chatham.

“I am very excited to be joining the Shaker Museum board,” said Mr. Spiro. “The Museum tells a fascinating story of the Shakers and undertakes to share it with our larger community. I look forward to the Museum continuing to play a significant role in the Columbia County and Berkshires cultural environment.”