2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Current Online Exhibit:
Celebrating National Women's History Month: A Shaker Sketchbook
Everyone has a story. Whether profound achievements or simple acts, great stories have something unexpected that is worth telling. In celebration of National Women's History Month, we feature the strange, funny, moving, yet not often told stories of 21 Shaker women. Read for yourself how extraordinary the stories of ordinary women can be. Each weekday in March a new biography will be featured.
To view the exhibition, click here.
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2nd Annual Mount Lebanon HerbFest
Saturday, June 8 9AM - 5PM
Hosted by Lebanon Valley Business Association
An all day festival at the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village featuring walks, talks, demonstrations and workshops around herbs in food, pharmacy, gardens and local Shaker history. Highlights from 2013 will include talks on the Shaker Herb business, research on the Shaker Swamp, agricultural land-use by Mount Lebanon Shakers, demonstrations of Shaker cooking and a guided walk of the recently cleared North Pastures.
For more information, please visit www.mountlebanonherbfest.com
If you are interested in volunteering with the Shaker Museum for this event, please contact Caroline Correia, Assistant to the President at 518 794 9100 x220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Heaven on Earth: Shakers, Religious Revival, and Social Reform in America
July 7 - 13 or July 14 - 20
Hosted by Siena College, Albany, NY
A workshop for K-12 teachers examining the history, culture and legacy of the American Shakers offered by Siena College in Albany. In this NEH workshop teachers will engage in interactive seminars with scholars; investigate Shaker artifacts and primary documents at the New York State Museum and New York State Library and tour three historic sites including Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, Watervliet Shaker Historic District and Hancock Shaker Village. For full program description and applications please visit,
A Country Dance and Dinner: Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon's Summer Benefit
Saturday, July 13
Mount Lebanon Shaker Village
Join us for our annual benefit party under the tent for dinner and a country dance, featuring live music and dances led and called by The Zillionaires.
For more information on the Summer Benefit or to reserve tickets please contact, Caroline Correia, Assistant to the President at email@example.com or (518) 794 9100 x220.
39th Annual Shaker Seminar
July 24 - 28
Mount Lebanon Shaker Village
Shaker Seminar is a 4-day educational program that visits Shaker sites throughout the country on an annual basis. In 2013, Shaker Seminar will be centered at Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, and will include behind-the-scenes tours of Shaker buildings owned by the museum as well as by the Darrow School. Each year, the seminar also features a number of enlightening lectures on various topics related to the Shakers and their history, material culture, arts and music. For information or registration please visit, www.hancockshakervillage.org/shakers/shaker-seminar/
Shaking Up Sundays: A Reading Group
Sundays, 2PM - March 10, April 14, May 12
Darrow School Library (Meetinghouse), New Lebanon, NY
Join the Shaker Museum for a discussion-based reading group on the Shakers and their radical, and often progressive ideas which shaped their way of life.
March 10 - Spiritualism
April 14 - Pacifism
May 12 - Celibacy
Reading material will be sent to participants prior to the group meeting. $10 each or $25 for the series. Free to Shaker Museum |Mount Lebanon Members.
For more information about the reading group or to register please contact Caroline Correia, Assistant to the President at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 794 9100 x220.
To download a registration form click here.