QUAKER-SHAKER EXCURSION

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.

Tour of the Grounds
Tour of the Grounds

The next morning our group gets a guided tour of the Village.

Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad

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.

Volunteer Docent
Volunteer Docent

A docent at the village is ready to give a presentation of the Shakers life at Pleasant Hill.

After Supper
After Supper

After supper, a wood fire tops off a great day.

Spiral Staircase
Spiral Staircase

An example of the extraordinary craftsmanship of the Shakers.

Shaker Crafts
Shaker Crafts

A working woodshop shows the making of oval wood boxes. The Shakers sold items like these to provide money for the Village.

Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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.

Shaker Village
Shaker Village

This family dwelling building at Shaker Village dates from the early 1800's.

Buffet Lunch
Buffet Lunch

A buffet lunch was served in Waynesville's Red Brick meeting house prior to our departure for the Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.