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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
July 5, 2011
From journal Our holiday in the USA part 3
August 19, 2010
From journal A Week in the Berkshires
December 3, 2008
From journal Spring Skiing in the Berkshires
Warwick, Rhode Island
October 6, 2003
It was an extremely interesting visit and there was a gift shop to purchase the famous Shaker boxes/baskets. The museum is open year round, but because you are outside walking from the barn to the schoolhouse to the dormitory to the basketweaving buliding, etc, it's best to visit when the weather is comfortable.
From journal The Berkshires
February 2, 2003
The philosophy of the Shaker community was to live a simple and meaningful life where all members of the community shared responsibilities including farming, raising orphans, making clothing, cooking and baking, educating the children. Men and women were equals, although they had different roles. Children were cherished and never disciplined harshly. Education was extremely important and technology was embraced.
One can wander through the original buildings and live demonstations take place throughout the tour. Children enjoy the opportunity to dress up in Shaker clothing and milk a "cow" as well as collect freshly laid eggs! It certainly was an educational and enjoyable afternoon.
From journal The Magic of the Berkshires