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Pleasant Hill - A Shaker Village - Kentucky

"Pleasant Hill" was one of the Shaker community's largest villages. By the 1850s there were over 600 members and 250 buildings on almost 2800 acres. To find out more about Shaker religious beliefs, go to: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/shaker/shakers.htm

Official Website for "Pleasant Hill" http://www.shakervillageky.org/
Photos taken on July 10, 2006
Ms Raff's History Classroom - http://home.roadrunner.com/~raff/
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Brooms were sold to the outside world.
Brooms were sold to the "outside" world.
See broom handles and note the Shaker way of storing chairs not being used.
See broom handles and note the Shaker way of storing chairs not being used.
This is a workshop where Shaker boxes and other items are made.  Notice the hand tools.
This is a workshop where Shaker boxes and other items are made. Notice the hand tools.
Typical Shaker boxes are stacked on the front table.  Notice the way they are put together.
Typical Shaker boxes are stacked on the front table. Notice the way they are put together.
Candlemaking...
Candlemaking...
Shaker version of a washing machine...
Shaker version of a washing machine...
from another view...
from another view...
Lots of ironing went on in this portion of the building.
Lots of ironing went on in this portion of the building.
A close-up of the work bench.
A close-up of the work bench.
It looks like shoes were made in this shop.
It looks like shoes were made in this shop.
Notice 2 entrances - one for men and one for women - Shaker buildings tend to be symmetric.
Notice 2 entrances - one for men and one for women - Shaker buildings tend to be symmetric.
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