Workers raised the Yellow Garage at the Shaker Village in New Gloucester on Monday, Aug. 29. The garage, originally built in 1910, housed the Shaker community’s first automobile, which was also the first automobile in the town of New Gloucester, says Michael Graham, director of the Shaker Museum and Library.

The garage was lifted over eight feet in order to put new frost piers underneath it. The work on the garage is part of capital repairs being done at Shaker Village, which also includes installing a new slate roof on the Dwelling House, the restoration of the hay barn and renovation to the herb house.

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