Shakertown Antique & Garden Show Saturday
By Kaelin Vernon

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

Kaelin Vernon is operations manager/director of the Shaker Museum at South Union. He says, "I am blessed to finally combine all the things I love, history, spiritual life, education."
Antique and gardening enthusiasts can shop for rare finds and take in planting and cooking demonstrations - all under the roof of the Shaker Museum’s recently unveiled 1875 Grain Barn - Saturday at South Union. It will be packed with food and festivities.
The inaugural “Shakertown Antique and Garden Market” is set for Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shaker Museum at South Union, located at 396 South Union Rd., off US 68-80 just three miles from Auburn. A $5 admission fee includes admittance to the market as well as tours of the Shaker Village and museum.
In addition to shopping opportunities and demonstrations on herb and seed planting, the event will feature food vendors from the Brickyard Café, Countryside Bake Shop and Chaney’s Dairy Barn. The market also will include cooking demonstrations.
Also on-site that day, the Shaker Museum will host the “L&N Railroad Luncheon” at its former railroad hotel building, the 1869 Shaker Tavern on hte Logan-Simpson line. Reservations are required for the luncheon, which starts at noon. Luncheon tickets are $22 for members of the non-profit group Friends of the Shaker Museum and $25 for non-members.
For more details about the “Shakertown Antique and Garden Market,” or to make reservations for the “L&N Railroad Luncheon” on May 22, call the museum at (800) 811-8379, or 542-4167 for local residents, or visit
The museum’s normal hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Regular admission fees are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12, and children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. The museum welcomes more than 13,000 visitors annually.
The Shaker Museum at South Union was established to preserve the folklife and material culture of the Shakers who once lived in South Central Kentucky. The site includes seven original structures built by the Shakers who lived there between 1807 and 1922.

Shaker Museum at South Union
P.O. Box 177
Auburn, KY 42206
(270) 542-4167
FAX: (270) 542-7558

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