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Country School Houses

June 14th, 2017 · No Comments · Children, Country Schools, Education, Museums, Shaker, Site Seeing, Teaching & Learning, Volunteer

What a day! On this last day of the Country School Association of America         conference, we spent from 8 to 6:30 on a bus driving about the local area of New Hampshire visiting no less than nine – yes – NINE – one room country schools! Just amazing.  This is my first time at this […]

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Country Schools — Day One

June 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Books, Children, Country Schools, Education, Important People, Museums, Shaker, Teaching & Learning

Well, maybe day two depending upon how you count!   But, the first whole day of presentations – and wow were they amazing! Twelve presentations were offered throughout the day – one being mine.  You choose one of two in each time slot. First was the keynote speaker, Steve Taylor, a farmer, journalist and longtime public […]

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Country School Association of America

June 11th, 2017 · No Comments · Children, Education, Shaker, Teaching & Learning

Today I’ve arrived at Colby Sawyer College to attend for the next few days the Country School Association of American Annual Conference. I’m honored to be speaking on “19th Century Childhood:  The Lives of Children Among the Shakers and the World’s People.” The presentation is a slightly reworked version of the same topic that I […]

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Cooking as an art.

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Shaker

Today’s Seminar sessions were at the Sabbathday Lake community. I spent most of the afternoon on a wonderful hayride around the village narrated by the gentleman who spent 25 years as the director. The rest of the afternoon I took a bog walk led by Brother Arnold. In the morning Sister Frances gave us a […]

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…there’s hope….

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · Musings, Shaker

This evening opened the 40th Shaker Seminar hosted by Hancock Shaker Village.  it is being held in Portland , Maine with forays planned to the Sabbathday Lake and Alfred communities.  after a lovely dinner, Brother Arnold of the Sabbathday Lake community spoke to us of “And so keep my way ever Holy: An overview of Shakerism […]

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