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The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World

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This book presents the elegantly austere and simply styled objects of the Shakers in context of their faith and community at Mount Lebanon, N.Y., the spiritual and administrative center of the Shaker world. Outstanding examples of furniture, textiles, tools, and other objects- drawn primarily from the collection of the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon-bring the fascinating world of the Shakers to life. The book also explores the equally compelling material culture of Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine, the last active Shaker community, and how this group of Shakers continued to thrive while other Shaker communitites elsewhere gradually disappeared. Hard Cover – BOOK

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This book presents the elegantly austere and simply styled objects of the Shakers in context of their faith and community at Mount Lebanon, N.Y., the spiritual and administrative center of the Shaker world. Outstanding examples of furniture, textiles, tools, and other objects- drawn primarily from the collection of the Shaker Museum/Mount Lebanon-bring the fascinating world of the Shakers to life. The book also explores the equally compelling material culture of Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine, the last active Shaker community, and how this group of Shakers continued to thrive while other Shaker communitites elsewhere gradually disappeared. Hard Cover – BOOK