Shaker Settlement

Standard

This Shaker Site was the first permanent Shaker settlement in the United States. It was settled by Mother Ann Lee in 1776 when she leased 700 acres in what is now known as Colonie.

The Meeting House, pictured, dates back to 1848 and the Barn complex to 1915.

image

image

image

Washing House

 

image

Fenced Herb Garden to left, small outbuilding in foreground

 

image

The creek

 

The quintessential Shaker philosophy is Hands to work, hearts to G-d.

The Shakers are known for their value in the simplicity of life and doing the works of G-d. Simple Gifts is a frequently sung hymn or dance. I was required to play this on the Lap Dulcimer in college.

image

image

image

image

Click here for more information on visiting this history location.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s