Celebration at Shakertown

We celebrated Joyce’s birthday at Shakertown yesterday (Monday). This is a special “refurbished” community about 9 miles from our house. The attached pictures will give you a visual experience of what it is like. People come from all over the country to visit. Some stay overnight, some eat in the dining room, and others walk around the grounds or through the buildings. It was a foggy morning but the sun broke through in places. Very special.

While the theology of the Shakers is off the mark, they must be appreciated for the community and agricultural life they created in their villages in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Look at www.shakervillageky.org for more descriptive details.

By the time you read this we will be zooming down the highway on our way to upstate New York.

TLT

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5 Responses to Celebration at Shakertown

  1. Adriel Driver says:

    What a pretty place. And I like the atmosphere in the dining room. So glad you were able to do something special to celebrate the day.

  2. Brenda says:

    Happy Birthday Joyce! See you in 2 weeks.

  3. Evan Thomas says:

    Very nice photos. I’m glad you had a good time in Shakertown. How is New York?

  4. Joan Lee says:

    While working at Curtiss Aircraft Museum, the lady I worked with on Friday had been to Shaker Town many years ago. I found this nice article with good pictures of this village, and scanned them. Then I gave Ruth the magazine for her to have and she was much appreciative. This gave us a common ground for a good topic of conversation. Joy, keep up the good works with mom and dad. Thank you for all you do and for Tim’s sacrifice. Big sister.

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