Press Release

WMF Launches Second Season of Traditional Building And Historic Preservation Field School at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, New York

The World Monuments Fund (WMF), in partnership with the Shaker Museum and Library (SM&L), Preservation Trades Network (PTN), American College of the Building Arts (ACBA), and University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning (UFCDCP), has launched a second season of a model field school dedicated to traditional building and historic preservation at the North Family Site of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, NY. Located in rural Columbia County, the Shaker Village is a National Historic Landmark that was placed on both the 2004 and 2006 World Monuments Watch Lists of 100 Most Endangered Sites. The field school is a major component of WMF’s larger initiative to address the loss of educational and training opportunities in the traditional building arts, and will serve as a model to be replicated at other WMF sites in the United States.

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