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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Shaker Shed

1840 • Canterbury, New Hampshire

 

—Moved to Museum: 1951 —

 
Shaker Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Shaker Shed Marker
Inscription.

This building originally served a large Shaker community in Canterbury, New Hampshire, as a one-story horse and carriage stand. The simple, unadorned commercial structure was expanded in 1850 to provide storage space for brooms made and sold by community members and later, in 1853, to accommodate farming equipment.

Members of the Shaker religious sect were dedicated to self-sufficiency, hard work, communal life and property, simplicity, and perfection. Shaker religious tenets are expressed in the unique architecture, furniture, and handcrafts they produced.

The upper floor of Shaker Shed is currently closed, so we invite you to enjoy a peaceful moment in the ground floor open-air Shaker Shed Lounge.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location. 44° 22.684′ N, 73° 13.816′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weaving Shop (a few steps from this marker); Danby Water Fountain, Before 1911 (within shouting distance of this

Shaker Shed and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Shaker Shed and Marker
marker); Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Print Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Horseshoe Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. New Hampshire's Shaker History: The enduring simplicity of the Shakers (2013). (Submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Canterbury Shaker Village. (Submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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