288 Shaker Road
CANTERBURY, NH 03224 (603) 783-9511
and Letha visited here for a short time after traveling east from Hillbourgh
I-89 into Concord "New Hampshire Capital" then north on I-93 for a bit,
getting off to
construction and traveling through beautiful rural housing areas, arriving
at the settlement.
large building is called the "DWELLING HOUSE", a dormitory for Shaker Brothers
building to the left is the "CREAMERY" where an interesting and good sandwich
special fruit drink was had.
Shaker story began in the 18th century Manchester, England when dissidents
from various religions,
English Quakers, formed a religious society founded on prophetic doctrine.
In 1774 visionary
Lee and eight members of the society immigrated to New York. They
eventually settled at Watervliet,
where they made their living from farming. They called themselves
the United Society of
in Christ's First and Second Appearing. They were known as Shaking
Quakers or Shakers
of their agitated movements during worship services.
Shaker Village was founded in the 1780's where at its peak, 300 people
worshipped in 100 buildings on 4000 acres.
and Letha found this carraige and sleigh in the front barn.
is a wash stand they found in the corner.