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Shaker Seminar 2011

July 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Communal Societies, Musings, photo of the week, Shaker, Site Seeing, travel

Because of the slow internet at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough Ma (hard to understand as it sits right next to Cisco); I didn’t get to do any blog posting this week while at seminar.  Hubby and I have arrived home this evening and over the next few days, I’ll post a few photos and […]

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Benjamin Osborn House

June 8th, 2011 · No Comments · Important People, Musings, photo of the week, Shaker

Recently the Boston Area Shaker Study Group met at Hancock Shaker Village for lunch and leisure time, and then trekked to the Benjamin Osborn House located in Mt. Washington, MA.  The Osborn House was the first stop on Mother Ann Lee’s “missionary” trip in New England in 1781.               […]

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Shaker Seminar 2010

July 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Communal Societies, Shaker, Site Seeing, travel

What do World Monuments Fund, marriage break-up and the status of women in the 19th century, Green energy, Black Minstrels and a baby cow have in common? We are attending the 2010 Shaker Seminar being hosted this year at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA. It is the village’s 50th year as a museum, and […]

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Farewell dear Crossbearers

July 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Musings, Shaker, Site Seeing, travel

As my fellow Seminar attendees know, the title of a Shaker hymn from Hancock ca 1850 which we sang in farewell to one another ’til next we meet. Sunday morning brought two final presentations for this year’s seminar:  Rob Emlen presented “Picturing a Shaker Village:  How the public imagined the Shaker Landscape in 1835” and […]

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A quiet moment with the Shakers

September 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Shaker

This past Wednesday I went over to Pittsfield to Berkshire Community College to attend a seminar presented by  Dr. Stephen Brookfield on critical thinking. After spending the morning at a local Head Start program, I carved out an extra few minutes (not as easy as it sounds as it’s a 1 1/2 hour drive each […]

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