The Great Stone Barn was the North Family's iconic structure, and the largest Stone barn in America when built in 1859. In 2013-14 the Museum undertook a stabilization of the massive stone remains. The exhibition, on view in the Granary, traces its history, functioning and current restoration and features a scale model of the Barn. To view the accompanying online exhibition please click below.
Whether profound achievements or simple acts, great stories have something unexpected that is worth telling. In celebration of National Women's History Month we feature the strange, funny, moving, yet not often told stories of twenty-one Shaker women. Read for yourself how extraordinary the stories of ordinary women can be. Click the link below, then click on a woman's picture to learn more about her.