Friday, July 11, 2014

Visit to Hancock Shaker Villlage



Visits to historical places are so much fun.



They help a visitor learn about something new and that's always a plus.



Take Hancock Shaker Village in Western Massachusetts, for example.



According to the Shaker Village website (found here),  Shakers originated in 1747 in Manchester, England.













 "They called themselves The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing and soon became known as Shakers because of the trembling, whirling, and shaking that affected them during their spiritually ecstatic worship service," according to the website.

 



There truly is an aura  of peace at Hancock Shaker Village, all these years  later.




Hope you enjoy the photos and if  you ever travel through western Massachusetts, a stop at Hancock Shaker Village is a must.



ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE SHAKERS?

9 comments:

Bookie said...

I have visited the two Shaker villages in Kentucky. I would like to visit this one too!

diane.stetson said...

I've been to that shaker village and always enjoyed my visit there. I loved all the pictures you took!

marianne said...

I have visited the Hancock Shaker Village many times and you are right, there is an unmistakable aura of peace and serenity there. I've visited in all seasons and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside along with the simplistic beauty of the buildings (inside and out) most certainly bring a feeling of peace.

Great picture of the brick dwelling house, which is one of my favorites.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I have not been to a place like that. It is very typical of your country. Nice pictures. Keep in touch

The Old Parsonage said...

Looks so peaceful and serene! The garden and everything is so neat and tidy. Simplistic like the Shakers.

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Valerie said...

Such a beautiful place! I will have to put it on our bucket list of places to visit. =)
Blessings and Sunshine,
Valerie

Chatty Crone said...

Gorgeous area up there - I would have loved to come with you!

Wasn't Nixon raised as a Shaker?

Lady Linda said...

Hi Susan, I'm putting this on my to see list! I have a Pinterest board of New England places to visit. I need to put this on the board.
Hugs,
Linda

Blackberry Lane said...

Your pictures are gorgeous. I was fortunate to visit the Shaker Village in KY many years ago. Very interesting and a beautiful place.

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