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Shaker values are Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon values and your support is crucial to keeping the vital Shaker legacy alive and relevant in the present day.

Communalism, innovation, integrity, conviction, tolerance, and education. These values were the essence of the Shakers’ beliefs and the foundation on which they built their spiritual practice, business endeavors, aesthetic and technological innovations, and social mission.

At Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon we are also building foundations, literally and figuratively. As the laborious process of stabilizing the Great Stone Barn has shown, it takes enormous dedication, time, and human and financial capital to establish sure footing. We expect to open the Barn to the public with a new floor by the end of 2018.

In the meantime, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is emerging into a new era, with a reinvigorated public mission to steward the material legacy of the Shakers; foster a community of inquiry around core Shaker values and practices; and explore the relevance of Shaker principles to challenges faced in the present. We are well into a multi-year project, funded by a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, to digitize and put online our superlative collection of Shaker objects and archives. With your support, a number of public programs are available this winter and plans are underway for the 2017 season at Mount Lebanon, including a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York, and an installation of collections objects at the historic site.

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Our federal EIN is 14-1364601.

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