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Entries from July 29th, 2008

Book Ramblings: My Father’s House

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Books, Communal Societies

While at our Shaker Seminar (see previous week’s postings), we visited the museum of another communal society: the Oneida Community. While there I picked up a couple of books. I’ve just finished reading My Father’s House: An Oneida Boyhood by Pierrepont B. Noyes. It was written as a memoir – I expect it might be […]

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Shaker Seminar – Last and final Day (this year)

July 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Shaker, travel

We arrived home last night from this year’s Seminar. It was about a 4 hour car ride home – actually not as tiring as we thought it might be after our busy week. There were two presentations between breakfast and lunch: The Story of Harvard Shaker Sister Susan Channel (1809-1880) presented by Roben Campbell  and […]

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Shaker Seminar 2008 – Day Four

July 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Shaker, Site Seeing, travel

: Our day started with a two hour bus ride to Sodus Bay to see what is left of a community that resided there for a short time — staying (I think I have this right) about 10 years starting in 1826. There are only three original buildings left on the site — the land […]

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Shaker Seminar 2008 – Day Three

July 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments · My Goals, Shaker, travel

What a great day! Sitting and listening at conferences is always somehow wearying and exhilarating at the same time! Today’s lectures started with two that were really a pair as they were presented by the authors of a great new book about a particular Shaker collector couple: Book: Gather up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker […]

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Shaker Seminar 2008 – Day Two

July 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Shaker

What a long, interesting and educational day! After a continental breakfast in the dorms (I always wish there was protein at American continental breakfasts), we headed off to the library at Hamilton College (a short walk up the hill). There we enjoyed a presentation of the Shaker holdings by Randy Ericson. We saw some really […]

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