Please note: You can also call to register. Eventbrite charges a small convenience fee if you purchase a meal ticket here. You can also do so via 518-794-9100 x220.
Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is kicking off the 2018 Season with a lecture at the historic site, live music, face painting, and more! A light dessert will be offered for free, and Dolan’s Dogs food truck will be on site for those wishing to purchase lunch. Register in advance and receive discounted meal tickets ($10 meal in advance \ $12 day of the event). Each meal ticket includes:
One hot dog, hamburger/cheeseburger, or grilled cheese PLUS one side PLUS one beverage.
The community event is also the final stop on the NL200 Tour d’Manur.
In celebration of the bicentennial of New Lebanon, Jerry Grant, Director of Collections & Research, will discuss the bicentennial of the North House in a talk titled “Mount Lebanon’s North House: The History and Legacy of a Shaker Masterpiece”.
The museum’s Visitor Center will be open and will offer a 10% OFF in-store discount for all those who attend.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
North Family, Historic Mount Lebanon Site
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.