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For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Enfield Shaker Village -- Enfield, New Hampshire

 Enfield Shaker Village
We  have visited this village several times, and the photos are from the fall of 2017 and June 2018. Toward the end, there is a 2018 program guide showing things to do for August, and that is what prompted me to post this now, should you wish to take a class.
The Enfield Shakers
"Founded in 1793, Enfield Shaker Village was the 9th of the original Shaker communities established in the U.S. At its peak c. 1850 some 300 Shakers lived, worked and worshipped here, practicing equality of the sexes, celibacy, pacifism, racial equality, and communal ownership of property. This self-contained community farmed 3,000 acres and maintained more than 50 buildings along four miles of highway. Surviving Shaker buildings include the 1837 Great Stone Dwelling, one of the largest Shaker structures ever built. The Shakers left Enfield in 1923."  Note: They left Enfield to join the Shakers at Canterbury Shaker Village and 2nd post.

Great Stone Dwelling porch.
Looking toward the Stone Shop, above and below.


In the 1800s more than 300 Shakers lived here.
Visitors can watch a video about this Shaker Village.
https://www.shakermuseum.org/history.htm
https://www.shakermuseum.org/shakervillage.htm


First floor.



The first floor has a large dining room, and the second floor has a large meeting room, and additional rooms.










Per their webpage, there are 20 guest rooms (singles, doubles and triples) available for overnight guests. Prices are very reasonable, and I would love to spend a night. They are always booked in June for a music camp. As it was, on my recent visit last week, it was filled with young adults. I would not have been able to take the below room pictures, so fortunately, I took them last year.





West Brethern's Shop and East Brethern's Shop. (above and below)

September 2017 photo above.

June 2018 photo above.


Laundry and Dairy buildings.


1859 Cow Barn.

Dried flowers.
From across the street, standing by the sign.

Map




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Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Hancock Shaker Village (All information about this site.)
1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
Route 20, New York is three miles to the west

The red building houses the visitor center, restrooms, gift shop, and very small cafe, with limited food selection.


Follow the path to the round stone barn.


I couldn't get into the large round stone barn fast enough to check it out. 



View from a window. Halloween was two weeks away.
We got a map and program for the day, and did our own tour. I'm not sure if they have guided tours.



This house was open on both sides. One man was making Shaker chairs.
Kitchen, with a view, below.

Laundry below. (The door on the right takes you to the drying and ironing room)

The ironing board top is a grave stone! See below.

Miscellaneous Rooms.










Route 20 to New York. Additional Shaker dwellings are across the street.

We were the very last to leave...naturally, because I had to take a lot of pictures.

Program for October 20, 2017

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My reason is because since November 2017 to May 2018, I received no comments, but upon investigating I found that I had indeed received 167 legitimate ones and 1,000 were in the spam folder. Google Blogger had made some changes that I was unaware of. Please be aware that I do not know who reads my blog, I may know who subscribes, but that is all.