Stan’s Corner, Saturday, July 9

Yesterday, I went to the Hancock Shaker Village near Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where at one point  in the 19th century over 232 people lived.  Shakerism was a Protestant Sect that required a deep commitment to three things:  Celibacy, Communal Living, and Confession where they practiced “opening the mind.”  There were probably less than 25 such communities that ever existed but at one time they were famous for making beautiful furniture and dancing their faith.  One of their tunes is in our hymnal called “Lord of the Dance.”

One Reply to “Stan’s Corner, Saturday, July 9”

  1. Suzanne Bird

    John and I have also been there and thought it was very interesting. Wikipedia has information on the Shakers at their Enfield, CT page, as does

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