Selldorf Architects Transforms Structure in Chatham, New York, for Shaker Museum Expansion

Earlier this year, directors of the Shaker Museum—founded by John S. Williams 70 years ago in Old Chatham, New York, to showcase furnishings and objects made by the Christian sect—acquired a nearby building that soon will house their collection of more than 18,000 artifacts, marking the most dynamic expansion yet. Interior Design Hall of Famer Annabelle Selldorf, founder and […]

Shaker Museum Taps Selldorf Architects

Shaker Museum today announced that it has selected Selldorf Architects to create its new permanent facility in downtown Chatham, New York to exhibit its comprehensive collection of more than 18,000 pieces of Shaker material culture and accompanying archives. Like the objects themselves, the physical building will embody Shaker values of inclusion, innovation, and equality to […]

The propagation of the black locust tree at Mount Lebanon

In New Hampshire they say locust posts last about one year shy of granite ones. The same appears to be true in Columbia County, New York as well. On a walk around Shaker Museum’s historic North Family property in New Lebanon, one notices an abundance of old black locust trees. Their deeply furrowed bark and […]

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