Sunday, April 27, 2008

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

We spent Friday at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, a 3,000 acre National Historic Landmark near Lexington, Kentucky ~

The main museum is in the Centre Family Dwelling ~

This building served as the home for up to eighty Shakers. Members lived as brothers and sisters on opposite sides of the building. They came to be called "Shakers" because of their charismatic trembling or shaking in worship services.

A broom-making demonstration ~

Product testing ~

We had been to the Shaker Village once before in the fall. This visit, we spent time at the village farm ~

This chocolate brown kid named Cocoa took a liking to my boys and followed them around for awhile. The kids roamed freely outside their pen ~

A "Pleasant" day!

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