A New Shaker Museum
Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon
Shaker-style furniture has long been celebrated by design lovers for its lean, sparing lines and uncompromising simplicity. Perhaps less known to these same design buffs are the ideals of inclusion and fairness to which the Shakers—members of a religious sect who traveled from England to the American Northeast in the mid-18th century—subscribed.
A new Shaker Museum will be the inclusive space our post-2020 world needs. This short film by John Campbell, Shaker Museum trustee and founder of JCINTIME, LLC, tells the story of plans to renovate a building in Chatham, NY into a new year-round home for Shaker Museum.