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Hancock Shakers Village - Shaker commune in Hancock and Pittsfield, Massachusetts - Now a Museum

Hancock Shakers Village - Shaker commune in Hancock and Pittsfield, Massachusetts  -  Now a Museum

Hancock Shaker Village is a former Shaker commune in Hancock and Pittsfield, Massachusetts that was established by 1790 and active until 1960. It was the third of nineteen major Shaker villages established between 1774 and 1836 in New York, New England, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

The village was closed by the Shakers in 1960, and sold to a local group, who now operate the property as a museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1968. that was established by 1790 and active until 1960. It was the third of nineteen major Shaker villages established between 1774 and 1836 in New York, New England, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

The village was closed by the Shakers in 1960, and sold to a local group, who now operate the property as a museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1968. 124

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Photo taken @ N on 1 June 1996 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - 69 Million Views / Flickr)

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