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Adopt a Great Stone Barn Lintel!
The Great Stone Barn at Mount Lebanon's North Family was the largest masonry agricultural structure in America when it was completed in 1860. Even after a devastating fire in 1972 that ravaged nearly the entire interior, the walls and rest of what remains remains as a stunning architectural accomplishment. In 2013, the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon began an ambitious multi-million dollar project to restore it, by stabilizing and rebuilding parts of its walls.
As part of this effort, the museum is undertaking an energetic fundraising campaign to reconstruct and repair the barn's lintels, as well as raise additional funds crucially needed for this project. Now, you can "adopt" a lintel by donating to the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, and be involved in the restoration of this remarkable Shaker building.
Learn more about the project and how you can by help by clicking here.
Visit our donations page to make a donation now.
You can also help support the museum's work by visiting Mount Lebanon, and by attending our events and programs.
For more information, please contact us.
Current Major Government and Foundation Supporters
National Park Service/Save America's Treasures
New York State Department of Transportation
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
World Monuments Fund Craftsmanship Training Program
North Bennet Street School/1772 Foundation
New York State Council on the Arts
Leon Levy Foundation
Berkshire-Taconic Community Foundation
The Felicia Fund, Inc.