Shaker Water Tower and Men's Bathhouse By Tom Allen - Photograph taken by Tom Allen, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=168633

Tuesday 15th October at 10.45am

Lecturer: John Ericson

Their Belief, Architecture and Artefacts In this popular talk John tells the extraordinary story of the Shakers of North America, exploring their beginnings, what they believed and how they lived their lives before examining examples of their wonderful buildings and furniture. For it is only with such an understanding of their devout faith and way of life that we can begin to appreciate their intriguing legacy.