The Shaker Village

The Shaker Village

Shaker Heights, OH 44120 Phone: 216-921-1201 Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 707 Shaker Road New Gloucester, ME 04260 Phone: 207-926-4597 Shaker Museum and Library at Mount ...

Author: Raymond Bial

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813188935

Category: History

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The Shaker faith is estimated to have had a total of fewer than 20,000 members across its 250-year history, yet more than 100,000 people visit the various Shaker villages and museums scattered across the eastern United States every year. We are still fascinated with the world of the Shakers, and authentic examples of Shaker architecture, furniture, and crafts are prized wherever they remain. In The Shaker Village, author and photographer Raymond Bial brings readers the history of the Shaker religion and an examination of the Shaker way of life, which was based on cooperation and self-sufficiency. Each Shaker village was built with the goal of creating a heaven on earth for its inhabitants. The Shaker people were among the first in America to apply science and new learning directly to traditional farming and homekeeping. They invented or improved significantly upon designs of many farm and household items, including some still used today: the flat broom, the slotted spoon, the circular saw, and the idea of selling gardening seeds in packets. Although each Shaker community was self-supporting, the Shakers' success at applying their core values—simplicity, utility, and tranquility—carried Shaker villages to a point of abundance: they were able to export their beautiful furniture, delicious foods, and superior wares to the outside world, where they have been appreciated ever since. The Shaker Village is generously illustrated with Bial's evocative photographs of buildings and artifacts from the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, one of the largest and best-preserved Shaker sites. The Shaker movement reached its peak in the mid-nineteenth century. Membership began to drop with the onset of the Civil War, and as the new promise of industrialization began to take hold in America, Shaker numbers steadily dwindled. Although the Shaker religion has all but departed, The Shaker Village captures a revelatory glimpse of a legacy that still resounds with modern Americans.
Categories: History

Shaker Village Views

Shaker Village Views

Illustrated Maps and Landscape Drawings by Shaker Artists of the Nineteenth Century Robert P. Emlen. Copies of village views , 18 , 29 , 51 - 52 , 65 - 66 , 89 , 92 , 145 ; advantages and disadvantages of , 34 , 39 - 42 , 145 Correction ...

Author: Robert P. Emlen


ISBN: IND:39000005592683

Category: Art

Page: 234

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A groundbreaking work on all known Shaker village drawings, revealing their historical & artistic significance.
Categories: Art

New England Icons Shaker Villages Saltboxes Stone Walls and Steeples

New England Icons  Shaker Villages  Saltboxes  Stone Walls and Steeples

Today there are just three practicing Shakers (all live at the Sabbathday Lake compound), but at Hancock Shaker Village, the principles upon which the sect was founded may see a rebirth in the form of new construction.

Author: Bruce Irving

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581578485

Category: Travel

Page: 96

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Connect with the original New England. We tend to think of icons as simple, graphic, stone or wooden objects without much depth or life, left overs from bygone eras. But Bruce Irving, former producer of the popular PBS show This Old House, will have none of that. In a collection of short essays, Irving taps into our collective consciousness by extolling the comforting sense of place we associate with such common and not-so-common New England sights as stone walls, village greens, lobster boats, classic ski runs, and garden cemeteries, to name but a few—symbols of enduring importance that are also still full of life and character. Curl up in your favorite chair, relax, and take a tour of our common heritage—or take this insightful cultural guide with you as you travel New England’s highways and byways. It’s sure to shed new light on the old stalwart landscape features you see every day.
Categories: Travel

A Shaker Musical Legacy

A Shaker Musical Legacy

this book , but its official title was , at first , " Shaker Village Work Camp , " later changed to " Shaker Village Work Group " and still later to " Work Education Foundation , Inc. " The purchase represented a fulfillment of the ...

Author: Robert C. Opdahl

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584653604

Category: Music

Page: 362

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A unique collection of Shaker songs and dances that keeps alive this important musical heritage.
Categories: Music

From Shaker Lands and Shaker Hands

From Shaker Lands and Shaker Hands

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Author: M. Stephen Miller

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584656298

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

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The definitive volume on Shaker commercial ephemera
Categories: Business & Economics

Shaker Fancy Goods

Shaker Fancy Goods

12 Anon., unpublished modern papers, “History of the Shaker Sweater” and “About the Shaker Sweater,” Cited in Swank, idem, 195, and note 20, 217. 13 Swank, 195. 14 Can-D/J 29 Canterbury, NH, Journal, 1890. Canterbury Shaker Village, NH.

Author: Catherine S. Goldring

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781684750245

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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Shaker Fancy Goods tells the story of the Shaker Sisters of the nineteenth and early twentieth century who responded to the economic perils of the Industrial Revolution by inventing a lucrative industry of their own—Fancy Goods, a Victorian term for small adorned household objects made by women for women. Thanks to their work ethic, business savvy, and creativity, the tireless Shaker Sisters turned a seemingly modest trade into the economic engine that sustained their communal way of life, just as the men were abandoning the sect for worldly employment. Relying on journals and church family records that give voice to the plainspoken accounts of the sisters themselves, the book traces the work they did to establish their principal revenue streams, from designing the products, to producing them by hand (and later by machine, when they could do so without compromising quality) to bringing their handcrafts to market. Photographs, painstakingly gathered over years of research from museums and private collections, present the best examples of these fancy goods. Fancy goods include the most modest and domestic of items, like the pen wipes that the Sisters shaped into objects such as dolls, mittens, and flowers; or the emeries, pincushions, and needle books lovingly made back in an era when more than a minimal competency in sewing was expected in women; to more substantial purchases like the Dorothy cloaks that were in demand among fashionable women of the world; or the heavy rib-knitted sweaters, cardigans, and pullovers that became popular items among college boys and adventurous women.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights

PEACEFUL SHAKER VILLAGE People may not live longer in Shaker Village -but they live better LIVING BETTER IN SHAKER VILLAGE . Not only was there a market for the community the Van Sweringens had in mind , there was also a substantial ...

Author: Bruce T. Marshall

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738540501

Category: History

Page: 132

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Shaker Heights achieved international renown in the early 20th century as an enclave for wealthy residents--a city of stunning homes, substantial green space, an excellent school system, and attentive municipal services. Cleveland entrepreneurs O. P. and M. J. Van Sweringen established Shaker Heights as a haven from the stresses of city life and claimed a connection with previous residents of this land, the North Union settlement of Shakers. Shaker communities sought to create paradise on earth by living communally and focusing on the life of the spirit. Buyers in Shaker Heights were assured that their paradise would last forever because of restrictions on what could be built and who could live there. Nevertheless, Shaker Heights has changed from a protected environment for the wealthy to a stable, integrated city that intentionally promotes diversity in its population. This is a remarkable story of dramatic change but also continuity as residents pursue the goal of creating an ideal community.
Categories: History

The Shaker Experience in America

The Shaker Experience in America

I. Ann Lee's Travels 20 First Shaker Meetinghouse in New Lebanon 3. Center Family Dwelling , Pleasant Hill , Kentucky 35 100 4. Shaker Worship 102 5. Shaker Villages , 1827 , 1900 , 1925 114 6. Shaker Village , Alfred , Maine 130 7.

Author: Stephen J. Stein

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300059337

Category: Religion

Page: 580

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The first general history of the Shakers, from their origins in 18th-century England to the present day. Drawing on written and oral testimony by Shakers over the past two centuries, Stein offers a full and often revisionist account of the movement. 57 illustrations.
Categories: Religion

The Shaker Legacy

The Shaker Legacy

the Shakers remain , but the development's name , Shaker Heights , has become synonymous with affluent American suburbia . Woodworkers James Prescott , Pomeroy Root , and Ralph Russell . the Shaker Village Work Camp , a camp for inner ...

Author: Christian Becksvoort

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 156158357X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 248

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Presents and explores the furniture style developed by the Shakers, from the Shaker bench to the highboy chest, through a series of more than two hundred full-color photographs of both traditional and rare pieces from Hancock, Lebanon, and other Shaker communities. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock Shaker Village

Shaker Village is over the door and West Pittsfield Post Office on the corner of the House . > The Shaker Village soon became one of the main attractions of a trip on the Western Railroad . An 1847 description of the route devotes an ...

Author: John Harlow Ott

Publisher: Shaker Community

ISBN: 0917322002

Category: Hancock Shaker Village

Page: 143

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The history of the Hancock community has been passed over by Shakers, Shaker historians, and writers on communal societies. Because of this, I have attempted to show the role and importance of this one community to the United Society as a whole. Included with the text are several maps and a number of photographs, both old and new.
Categories: Hancock Shaker Village