The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon was founded in 1950 by John Williams, Sr. with the aid of Shaker leadership then extant at Canterbury Shaker Village, NH, and the Shaker communities at Sabbathday Lake, ME and Hancock, MA. The Museum was the first and, at that time, only public museum dedicated to preserving the life, work, art and religious history of the Shakers. Today, the Museum is located at and stewards the North Family historic site at Mount Lebanon, the most important Shaker site in America and a National Historic Landmark, and it holds the world’s most comprehensive Shaker collection of objects and library materials as a prime resource for scholars and curators. The Museum offers seasonal public programs, guided tours, exhibitions, and events at the historic site from June through October. Please visit the Museum website for detailed information.