Collections Spotlight: Shaker Boxes - Uncommon Craftsmanship
By Tommy Hines, Executive Director, South Union Shaker Village
From frontier times through the early days of the 20th century, wooden boxes were used in great abundance in the kitchens of Kentuckians. There are seven such boxes in the Liberty Hall Historic Site collection. The boxes were produced in a variety of sizes to hold everything from large cheeses to tiny pills.