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Shaker Heritage Society completed the rehabilitation of the 1856 Drying House roof as of June 30, 2012.  Funding for this project was provided by a Hudson River Valley Greenway Quadricentennial Legacy grant, Hunsdorfer Foundation and a NY State legislative grant secured by Assemblyman Robert Reilly.

Passonno Paint and Latham Rotary donated paint for the 1915 Barn Complex. Much of the painting has been completed by SHS Board President, Stephen Iachetta.  The Society is seeking additional volunteers to assist with this project. We hope to have the barn return to its original pristine white color by the end of the summer. We are very grateful for the generous donations made by Latham Rotary and Passonno Paint.

Upcoming projects include rehabilitation of the 1915 Shaker Barn Dairy Barn and Hay Barn roof using a $250,000 NY State grant.  We also received a $3,000 technical assistance grant from the Preservation League of NY State and $20,000 from the Bender Foundation and the Hunsdorfer Foundation to complete design phase work leading to the adaptive reuse of the 1916 Barn’s Manure Shed as an accessible bathroom facility.

The Society is also participating in numerous new partnerships and collaborations with regional cultural organizations and colleges.  This includes an effort to create an interpretive plan for the city of Albany through Partners for Albany Stories as well as projects involving Hancock Shaker Village, the New York State Museum, Siena College and the Shaker Museum at Mt. Lebanon.  Visit our blog page for more information.

Please contact Starlyn D’Angelo at shakerdirector@gmail.com if you would like more information about the Society’s effort to preserve and interpret this nationally significant historic site.

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