Chatham Area News

Below you will find a collection of press articles about the Chatham area. Check back frequently for the latest news.

Chatham Public Library Announces December Programs for Adults

HudsonValley360 | November 24, 2020

The Chatham Public Library offers the following programs in December. All programs will be held online, with the exception of the Health Care Navigator. The Library is open for browsing and computer use; visits may last up to 30 minutes, masks/facial coverings are mandatory. No-contact pick up is available upon request. For information, contact the Library at 518-392-3666 or visit chatham.lib.ny.us.

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Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 15th Annual Festival Of Books Goes Virtual

WAMC | August 26, 2020

The Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 15th annual Festival of Books turns Virtual this year. Labor Day weekend and beyond, there will be online conversations with distinguished authors, special book sales, children’s drawing workshops, and even familiar flavors from the Cookbook Café. Get ready to settle into a comfortable chair with your laptop or tablet, and enjoy this beloved cultural event of all things literary, 2020 style. All programs will be on Zoom. Registration is required and free, but limited.

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Shaker Museum Taps Selldorf Architects for New $15 Million Facility

ARTFIXDaily | August 5, 2020

Shaker Museum has selected Selldorf Architects to create its new permanent facility in downtown Chatham, New York, to exhibit its comprehensive collection of more than 18,000 pieces of Shaker material culture and accompanying archives. Like the objects themselves, the physical building will embody Shaker values of inclusion, innovation, and equality to create a museum that both tells the Shaker story and is responsive to the needs of the community in Chatham, Columbia County, and the surrounding Hudson Valley. It was also announced that Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects will collaborate on the project. The museum will retain and maintain the historic Shaker site in Mount Lebanon, New York.

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Shaker Museum To Expand To New Building In Downtown Chatham

WAMC | August 4, 2020

The Shaker Museum announced Monday that it has acquired a four-floor, 30,000-square foot building in downtown Chatham, New York. The museum owns and manages the Shaker Village at Mount Lebanon. Now, it will have its first space to display 18,000 archival pieces that explore life inside the utopian Protestant community that existed at the village from 1787 to 1947. WAMC spoke to Museum Director Lacy Schultz about the $15 million project at 5 Austerlitz Street, which is expected to break ground in 2021.

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aMuse Gallery is open!

TimesUnion.com | July 19, 2020

aMuse Gallery in Chatham, NY has reopened so, if you’ve been longing for a little “creative time out”, now is your chance! Masks and social distancing will be required and CDC and Columbia Comeback guidelines will be strictly followed.

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