|Welcome to the Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshire|
|The Shakers were known for their pacifist, celibate religion,|
and also for their simple, rural lifestyle
|This is the schoolhouse of the Canterbury Shaker community.|
The Shakers took in orphans, hoping some would stay
to expand their community population.
|The outhouse of the orphanage|
|The schoolhouse interior|
|Besides farming, the Shaker community had many industries such as|
furniture and box making, seed catalogs, medicines and syrups, home made brooms, etc.
This is the bee house
|This is the interior of the syrup house (not maple syrup, but medicinal syrups)|
|The workshop for canning syrups and other food products|
|Shaker boxes are still made here, and locally, and sold in the gift shop|
|The Shakers invented the flat broom, and there were many steps involved|
in the manufacture of these brooms. They were so popular that they sold extra brooms
for additional income. You can still buy these brooms in the gift shop.
|A demonstration of flat broom making, and the machinery that the|
Shakers developed to make these brooms is still in use.
|Beautiful Shaker chairs for sale in the gift shop|
The Canterbury Shaker Village website http://www.shakers.org/
Yes, I had Shakers in my family tree! Click here to read a blog post from last Tuesday that lists the Shakers I found in my family tree, and how you can see if there are any Shakers in your family. http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/06/tombstone-tuesday-shaker-cemetery.html"
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "A Visit to the Canterbury Shaker Village", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 19, 2015 ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-visit-to-canterbury-shaker-village.html : accessed [access date]).