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Aug 4, 2020

Shaker Museum To Expand To New Building In Downtown Chatham

The Shaker Museum announced Monday that it has acquired a four-floor, 30,000-square foot building in downtown Chatham, New York. The museum owns and manages the Shaker Village at Mount Lebanon. Now, it will have its first space to display 18,000 archival pieces that explore life inside the utopian Protestant community that existed at the village from 1787 to 1947. WAMC spoke to Museum Director Lacy Schutz about the $15 million project at 5 Austerlitz Street, which is expected to break ground in 2021.

Listen to an interview on WAMC with Executive Director Lacy Schutz.