Ralph Gardner Jr: Labor Is A Form Of Worship

WAMC commentator Ralph Gardner, Jr. talks about the Shakers and a recent exhibition of Shaker baskets from Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon at the Columbia County Historical Society.

Granary, a solo exhibition by artist Amie Cunat

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is pleased to present Granary, a solo exhibition by resident artist Amie Cunat, on view from June 22 – October 14, 2019. For her installation at the Mount Lebanon historic site, Cunat reimagines the Granary’s historic function by reconstructing its storage structures and elevator with paper materials and vibrant color choices. […]

“Presented by your Brother”: Four gifts from brothers to sisters

Among the most pressing concerns of the early Shaker leaders, in a society pledged to celibacy as a means of fostering a communal sense of union, was maintaining strict separation of the sexes. This is not to suggest that brothers and sisters were not to have any contact; rather, the development of interpersonal relationships beyond the bonds of spiritual union were to be prevented. Believers could, and did, express warm feelings in the form of gifts.

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