In April 2013 the Museum sponsored an overnight tour of religious heritage sites in Waynesville and Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Once regarded as America’s western frontier, this area's early development was enriched by the values and disciplines which Quaker and Shaker settlers brought with them.
The next morning our group gets a guided tour of the Village.
Mary Bunker and Di Miller give a PowerPoint presentation of the Underground Railroad in Waynesville. Many escaped slaves were helped in their journey to freedom.
A docent at the village is ready to give a presentation of the Shakers life at Pleasant Hill.
After supper, a wood fire tops off a great day.
An example of the extraordinary craftsmanship of the Shakers.
A working woodshop shows the making of oval wood boxes. The Shakers sold items like these to provide money for the Village.
Our guide Freddie gives a lively presentation of the different spirits produced by Buffalo Trace. After sampling a few, it's back on the bus and home to Waynesville.
This family dwelling building at Shaker Village dates from the early 1800's.
A buffet lunch was served in Waynesville's Red Brick meeting house prior to our departure for the Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.