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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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Comrades in Learning

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Communal Societies, Musings, Shaker

Today we hosted a lovely afternoon meeting of the Boston Area Shaker Study Group.  The group is closing in on 30 years of folks meeting several times a year and learning about the Shakers (and for those who wonder or are ill-informed – yes, there are people living in community as Shakers). We enjoyed a […]

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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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We make you freely welcome…

July 24th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Communal Societies, Musings, Shaker, Site Seeing, travel

Even the chipmunk and the bees welcomed us to Canterbury Shaker Village today for the third day of Shaker Seminar.   We had breakfast at the Great Stone Dwelling at Enfield Shaker Village, then drove to Canterbury where after a delightful lunch, we were split into groups and either explored on our own, toured an exhibit […]

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Shaker Forum on a Sunday

April 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Communal Societies, Shaker, travel

Today was the last day of the Spring Forum on the Shakers hosted by Enfield Shaker Museum that I talked about yesterday.  I promised a few pictures: so here they are.  Today was a terrific breakfast (the food this weekend was fabulous!), followed by a walking tour of the Great Stone Dwelling, with an organ […]

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