Hands To Work, Hearts To God – The Shaker Approach to Death
Meet the Shakers, whose quest for perfection was expressed in many ways including the way they organized and ruled themselves and the creation of magnificent furniture and architecture. Come to the place they established as their 18th century headquarters. While the Shakers at Mount Lebanon led extraordinary lives, so too did they confront the end of Shaker life and the complexities of finding a communal approach to death. Hike up to the Shaker community’s cemetery and memorial to explore these questions.
NOTE: Please dress for walking in woods and fields with heavy shoes or boots and a hat. Bring sunscreen and bug repellent. Other outdoor programs should be rechecked that this is in place