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    Sister Anna White (1831 - 1910, Mount Lebanon, NY) believed that the Shakers’ religious views had social and political implications that could not be ignored. She advocated as a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and worked on the National Council of Women. The most high-profile social work she was involved in was the peace and disarmament movement in 1905. Read more of Anna's story at Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

    Shaker Rocking Chair, Mount Lebanon, NY

    Ellen "Helen" Park (1884 - 1956) was brought to the Shakers when she was 17, but left a few years later. However a friendship she made with two Shaker Sisters lasted a lifetime. To read more of Helen's story visit "Celebrating National Women's History Month" Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

    Ellen "Helen" Park (1884 - 1956) came to the Shakers when she was seventeen and left just four years later. However the two Shaker Sisters she met there Lydia and Flora Staples would be her life-long friends. Read Helen's story at "Celebrating National Women's History Month: A Shaker Sketchbook" Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon


    Sister Margaret Egleston (1843-1925, Mount Lebanon, NY). On December 28, 1923, a fire broke out in the Second Family that threatened not only the chair factory, but half a dozen Shaker workshops and buildings. Seventy-five year old Eldress Margaret jumped to action organizing the Shaker sisters in a bucket-brigade hauling buckets of water up to the roofs of the burning buildings. Read about Margaret's story at Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

    Sister Jennie Wells (1878 - 1956) was the unofficial tour guide for any visitors who came to see the "dying Shakers" at Mount Lebanon. When she introduced herself she would say, “I’m Sister Jennie. J-E-N-N-I-E Wells. It isn’t J-E-N-N-Y, because I’m no mule,” laughing merrily. Read Sister Jennie's story at "Celebrating National Women's History Month: A Shaker Sketchbook" Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

    Sister Jennie Wells (1878 - 1956) came to Shakers when she was four years old. Over the nearly seventy five years she spent with the Shakers she moved over half a dozen times. Sister Jennie lived through the rapid decline of Shaker villages across the country. Read her story and the story of those villages at "Celebrating National Women's History Month: A Shaker Sketchbook" Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

    Sister Carrie Wade (1872-1924, Mount Lebanon, NY) left the Shakers to marry Hugh Gallagher, a hired man at the village. He stayed on as a hired-man and Carrie remained close with the Shaker Sisters. She became a member of the Committee of Nursing Service and reportedly helped the Shakers maintain their infirmary. Carrie and Hugh Gallagher lived at the Ann Lee Cottage at Mount Lebanon with the Shakers for over fifteen years. Read more of Carrie's story at


    Dolly Sexton (1776 - 1884). Sister Dolly, (seated right) became one of the longest-lived Shakers in history, dying only five days shy of her 108th birthday. Read Sister Dolly's story at "Celebrating National Women's History Month: A Shaker Sketchbook" Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

    Four-story brick Brothers' Shop at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village in New Lebanon, New York--characteristic of those found in many Shaker communities Courtesy of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village

    A Shaker Brother and his feathered pets | Mt. Lebanon Shaker Village, NY | Harvard Art Museums Ashley Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

    Shaker green painted basket, New Lebanon NY c.1830

    Bookmark E. J. Neale and Company- ca. 1910 Geography: Mid-Atlantic, Mount Lebanon, New York, United States Culture: American

    Sister Emma Jane Neale (1847-1943, Mount Lebanon) was appointed trustee in 1882. In charge of finances, she proved conservative and shrewd in her economic and business sense, managed real estate and timber sales and negotiated railroad expansion. In 1935 alone she invested 543 shares of stock in public companies including General Electric, New England Power, Springfield Gas Light and AT Read more of Sister Emma's story at : Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

    CUPBOARD OVER DRAWERS Pine, original red stained varnish finish, tall cupboard top with inset panel door, above four graduated drawers, on a canted and cut foot, plank sides, original cast iron pulls, 6' 8 1/2" h, 27" w, 18" d. Note: A card found in the cupboard written by Dr. McCue attributes the chest to the Shaker cabinetmaker "Amos Stewart of New Lebanon in about 1873...The back feet were trimmed by the Shakers before it was sold to him by the Hancock Shakers about 1955-60. SOLD $36,270