The Berkshire Highlanders are performing a free concert for the community at the historic Mount Lebanon site. Pack a lawn chair, a blanket, and a picnic dinner and relax in the North Pastures Meadow in front of the Great Stone Barn.
Established in 1976, the Berkshire Highlanders pipe band marches and plays from St. Patrick’s Day in March to Columbus Day in October in a splendid array of college graduations and alumni reunions, patriotic ceremonies, fund-raisers and benefits, Highland games and gatherings, fairs and firemen musters, and such one-time engagements as the inauguration ceremony for a Massachusetts governor.
Please note: this event is weather dependent.
Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of Shaker objects, archives, and books, and stewards the historic North Family site at Mount Lebanon, the founding community of the Shakers. The Shaker Museum was founded in 1950 by John S. Williams, Sr. on his farm in Old Chatham, New York. Beginning in the 1930s, Williams traveled extensively to then-active Shaker communities and collected examples of their arts, industries, and domestic life, as well as spiritual artifacts. His approach was that of an anthropologist documenting the decline of a culture. Today the museum’s collection is a prime resource for scholars and curators. In 2004, the museum became the owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 11 Shaker buildings on 91 acres, and the museum’s name was changed from Shaker Museum & Library to Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. The Mount Lebanon site is open year-round, with a visitor center and shop open seasonally. The Old Chatham site, which houses collections storage, the library, and the administrative offices, is open year-round by appointment.