Mount Lebanon Heritage HerbFest
Saturday June 7th, 2014
Mount Lebanon Shaker Village
Why New Lebanon? Why Herbs? New Lebanon has an unparalleled history with herbs. Its famous warm spring feeds the Shaker Swamp downtown, supporting an extraordinary collection of wild herbs long used by Native Americans. The Shakers, who based their national headquarters in New Lebanon, expanded on the uses of these herbs and created an industry around their sales. In 1824 Elam Tilden put this knowledge towards the start of the nation’s first pharmaceutical company, The Tilden Company, using herbal tinctures, extracts and compounds derived in New Lebanon and eventually marketed around the world.