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You can now read our account of our visit to White Water Shaker Village on our web site in full. I’ll warn you, however, that words and photos do not describe what this place is like. (It’s like the old expression, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”)

If you have ever been to one of the restored Shaker villages, you’re probably nodding your head in agreement. When I first stepped into the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill in Kentucky in 1993 I was overcome by the peacefulness and perfection of the surroundings.

What causes this feeling? It’s the way the buildings are sited, the way that a craftsman’s care was given to every aspect of their construction, and the way that the furniture melds perfectly with the architecture. And when I stepped onto the grounds of the village at White Water last week I felt the same thing.

I hope you enjoy the story. And if you are able, I hope you can join the Friends of the White Water Shaker Village , it’s just a $20 donation.


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