Step into simpler times.
Learn about a committed group of people who chose to live differently and thrived for many years: the Shakers.
Be intrigued, be impressed, and maybe even inspired.
Shakers lived under a set of unique moral guidelines: celibacy, pacifism, communal property ownership, and equality of the sexes.
Did you know that the Shakers were also inventers? They didn’t just live in minimalist lives, they sought to improve life as well. Here are 11 inventions we still use today created by the Shaker community.
You can get a taste for living like a Shaker too. Take part in a workshop or help tend their large garden.
Make herbal candy. Learn timber framing. Make a broom, wreathe, or oval box.
You can read more about the experience at my post Stepping Back in History to Simper Times.