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May 9, 2019

Shaker Museum Annual Benefit Gala to Honor Local Community Builders Brenda Adams, Ralph Gardner, Jr., and Sarah Steadman

At its 2019 Annual Benefit Gala, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon will honor three local individuals who are building community.

Brenda Adams, Ralph Gardner, Jr., and Sarah Steadman are each working to improve the lives of their fellow citizens in Columbia County. The benefit, which will be held on the grounds of the historic Mount Lebanon site in New Lebanon, NY on the evening of August 17 is the organization’s largest fundraising event of the year. A Gala Committee, which is composed of Bobby Beard, Paul Cassidy, Rae Gilson, Chad Lindberg and Margaret Sullivan of Taconic Engineering, Kathy Weiser, and Suzanne Werner, is united in encouraging others to attend what promises to be a magical evening. Invitations will be mailed in June, but interested supporters can make a donation now in order to join the Benefit Committee and ensure their seating at the event.

Read the full press release. 

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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.