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Behold! New Lebanon granted provisional charter

Apr 21, 2015 12:04 am
Behold! New Lebanon, the nation’s first living museum of contemporary rural American life, announced Mon., Apr. 20, it is has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Educational Foundation of America. The grant will cover the development of new programming and other operational support for the museum. Behold! also announced it has received a provisional charter from the New York Board of Regents. The "museum without walls" is comprised of a variety of guided tours, which introduce visitors to contemporary rural America. More than 50 “Rural Guides” introduce visitors to their farms, studios and workspaces, where they practice cooking, farming, cattle raising, automobile racing and mechanics and more. Behold! will operate its first full season July 4 through Sept. 26. Its Visitors Center is located at 438 State Rte. 20, New Lebanon.