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Shaker site at Mount Lebanon open for tours

A new season of tours, exhibitions and programs is under way through Oct. 12  at The Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon  in Columbia County.

Expanded hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday.

Guided one-hour tours are offered daily from the newly designed visitor center, located in the 1854 Wash House.

In addition to regular tours of the historic site, special programs will be held throughout the season, including walking tours of the North Family Shaker Cemetery and the Great Stone Barn, exhibition gallery talks and discussion groups. The center includes the Friends Lending Library, which houses many rare and out-of-print books on the Shakers and related subjects.

“Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design,” the season’s main exhibit open through Oct. 12, features the connections between mid-century modern design and Shaker precedents. It includes work by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick and several other modern designers.

An exhibition of Shaker miniatures, titled “The Small World of Shaker: Miniature Furniture, Books & Dolls,” will open July 19 in the 1870 Poultry House.

A donation of $10 is suggested for admission and guided tours. All donations support the projects and programs of the museum.

For information, go to http://www.shakerml.org/.

Gloria Mazure

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