New York state

Shaker museums turn together

In the New York State Museum’s warehouse-sized storage space in Rotterdam, N.Y., the museum keeps Shaker artifacts among its collections, and a double cheese press can rest near a crushed ambulance from 9/11. Lesley Herzberg, curator at Hancock Shaker Village, walked through that vast room with colleagues from local Shaker museums, making discoveries. The team…

Holiday Wreathes at Chatham Berry Farm

They have made wreathes with herbs, dried flowers, corn tassels, wheat, broom corn leaves, juniper, boxwood … some traditional decorations and some wild ones. Chatham Berry Farm store in Chatham, N.Y., has opened its annual holiday market with natural ornaments and Douglas, balsam and Frasier fir trees from New York and Vermont, and beeswax candles from…