Old Shaker barn restored for museum

AUBURN, KY (AP) - A museum dedicated to the Shaker community in south central Kentucky has completed two major restoration projects on its grounds that took five years and cost $500,000.

The Shaker Museum At South Union will open its renovated 1875 grain barn and Shaker cemetery this month.

The Daily News reports the cemetery and the grain barn will open on April 24.

The barn, with tongue & groove poplar floors, white clapboard siding and blue ventilation shutters, had been hidden by additions to the original structure.

The cemetery had its limestone grave markers removed when the land was sold in 1922.

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