April 27, 2018 | 10AM-1PM
Please join us at the historic site for various site prep activities. From 10-1 we will focus on setting up our museum shop! If you have a creative eye, are comfortable unloading boxes, and enjoy making a space look beautiful, please join us!
6-8 Volunteers are needed for this shift
We will provide coffee and bagels from Bucky’s.
April 27, 2018 | 3PM-5PM
Please join us at the historic site for various activities. We will focus on removing debris from the Wash House, cleaning windows, and removing trash from the building.
4-5 Volunteers are needed for this shift THIS SHIFT IS FULL – THANK YOU Berkshire Farm Students!
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.