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Shaker Village

The Shakers are a religious sect that branched off of mainstream Protestantism in 1747.  Initially they were known as the “Shaking Quakers” due to the spasms that seized them during services.  Women often led the communal, celibate groups and the communities were known for the quality of their schools, herbal remedies and carefully crafted furniture.  Children […]

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