Shaker Village of Peasant Hill, KY October 5, 2017
Join us as we travel to central Kentucky and visit a fascinating historic site. The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is America’s largest restored Shaker village. The village was founded in 1805 by the Shakers, members of a celibate, communal, religious sect. The village is an amazing outdoor history museum, preserving 34 original buildings. The structures, some dating to 1809, reflect Shaker standards of simplicity and utility. Shaker Village is very much a village at work. Farmers, historians, naturalists and many others work very hard every day to share this site and carry on important Shaker legacies. Throughout the day, interesting programs are scheduled, such as touring The Center Family Dwelling, where most members lived, and at The Farm, you can see livestock, meet the farmers and see their "old school" practices. You can also see the staff restoring historic buildings and doing Shaker crafts such as furniture and broom making. The gift shop is full of wonderful Shaker arts and crafts. Lunch is included in the historic Trustee Building, where you’ll see an amazing hand make wooden circular staircase. The meal is a delicious "Shaker Feast," with fresh from the garden treats!