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Town Historian

Town Historian: Elizabeth Sheffer-Winig
Email: historian@townofnewlebanon.com
Phone: 518-794-8880
Office Hours: As a result of COVID-19, please email me for an appointment.
Mailing Address: PO Box 328, New Lebanon, NY 12125
Physical Address: 14755 State Route 22 – Office is located upstairs

State and National Registry of Historic Places in New Lebanon

New Lebanon is the home to several sites that are on the State and National Registry of Historic Places. The following is a list of the places and their locations.

Bigelow-Finch-Fowler Farm – registered November 4, 2019. Located on U.S. Rte. 20, West Lebanon, NY. The designation recognizes the architecture of the house and the important contributions to life in New Lebanon by Warren Bigelow, who led the development of telegraph and telephone services in the town.

Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal) – registered February 14, 1997. Located on N.Y. Rte. 22, near the junction with U.S. Rte. 20, Lebanon Springs, NY. The designation recognizes the architecture of the building and the relationship the Episcopal Diocese had with the Shaker Community.

Donnelly House – registered August 2, 2000. Located on County Rte. 5, New Lebanon, NY. The designation recognizes the influence of Dutch architecture in the area.

Elisha Gilbert House – registered September 7, 1984, located on U.S. Rte. 20, New Lebanon, NY. The designation recognizes the 1794 architecture of the Gilbert family house,  including a Masonic Lodge meeting hall on the third floor.

Lebanon Springs Union Free School – registered November 21, 1991. The designation recognizes the architecture of the building and the importance of education in the town. The school was located on the grounds of the New Lebanon Junior-Senior High School, located on State Rte. 22, Lebanon Springs, NY, but razed by the New Lebanon Central School District due to hazardous conditions. The cupola can be seen in Shatford Park, located on State Rte. 22 in Lebanon Springs, NY.

Mount Lebanon Shaker Society – registered October 15, 1966. Located on U.S. Rte. 20, New Lebanon, NY. The designation recognizes the influence of the Shaker Community in the United States. The site is the oldest surviving Shaker Colony in continuous existence in the United States.

Governor Samuel J. Tilden Monument – registered July 14, 2006. Located in the Cemetery of the Evergreens, Cemetery Road, New Lebanon, NY. The designation recognizes the contributions Samuel Tilden made as governor of New York State, and as the 1876 Democratic candidate for President of the United States. Tilden won the popular vote, but lost in the Electoral College.