2016 EAIA Annual Meeting Recap

EAIA President Pat Lasswell (standing) and EAIA Executive Director John Verrill Dressed as Shakers at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

 

FUN, FRIENDS,  AND LEARNING AT PLEASANT HILL SHAKER VILLAGE! 

150 EAIA Members at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village for the 2016 Annual Meeting, May 18-21st, 2016

EAIA Members in front of the Center Family Dwelling at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village for the 2016 Annual Meeting, May 18-21st, 2016

The 2016 Early American Industries Association Annual Meeting was held at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Harrodsburg, Kentucky.  150 EAIA members registered for the meeting and despite some rain, everyone had a good time, including EAIA President Pat Lasswell and EAIA Executive Director John Verrill (see above!).  We stayed in restored Shaker buildings, ate delicious food, explored the wonderful exhibits, went behind the scenes in the collections area, and learned some new skills in the Shaker Hand-held Broom , Shaker Herb Bundle, and the Shaker Spirit Drawing Workshops. We increased our understanding of the Shaker way of life and worship.  The displays were outstanding and our banquet and Silent auction were a great way to end the meeting.  Enjoy the pictures that follow.  Although not everyone in every picture is identified, look and see if you can find yourself in one of the pictures if you were there!  We look forward to another great Annual Meeting at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts next year on May 17th thru May 20th, 2017.  Come join in the fun!

Tailgating at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Carl Bopp with his items at Tailgating at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village Wednesday May 18th, 2016

Ron Howard and Dana Johnsen Tailgating at Pleasant Hill, May 18th, 2016

Ron Howard and Dana Johnsen Tailgating at Pleasant Hill, May 18th, 2016

Bob Roemer and Rodney Richer Tailgating at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, May 18th, 2016

Bob Roemer and Rodney Richer Tailgating at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, May 18th, 2016

Tailgating at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, May 18th, 2016

Tailgating at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, May 18th, 2016

Boomer the Cat at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village was a Frequent Visitor to All of Us in Attendance!

Boomer the Cat at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village was a Frequent Visitor to All of Us in Attendance!

Dry Stone Wall Construction Demonstration During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Dry Stone Wall Construction Demonstration During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Dry Stone Wall Construction Demonstration During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meetying at Pleasdant Hill Shaker village

Dry Stone Wall Construction Demonstration During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, May 19th, 2016

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village's Broom Maker

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village’s Broom Maker

EAIA Members Sara Holmes and Mike Urness the Broom Maker at Pleasant Hill Shaker Vilaage during the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting, May 2016

EAIA Members Sara Holmes and Mike Urness Watching the Broom Maker at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village during the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting, May 2016

Tom and Betty Densmore Enjoying Lunch During the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Tom and Betty Densmore Enjoying Lunch During the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

John Kesterson and Tom Elliott Having Lunch During the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

John Kesterson and Tom Elliott Having Lunch During the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Janes Rees, Anne Pass and Robert Zieber Enjoying the Sunshine During Lunch at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Janes Rees, Anne Pass and Robert Zieber Enjoying the Sunshine During Lunch at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Nancy Miess, Laurie Muhlbauer, Andrea Rebeck, Alice and Bob Roemer, and John Benriter Enjoying Lunch during the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Nancy Miess, Laurie Muhlbauer, Andrea Rebeck, Alice and Bob Roemer, and John Benriter Enjoying Lunch during the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Gloria and Patrick Renehan Enjoying Lunch During the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Gloria and Patrick Renehan Enjoying Lunch During the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Bill Rainford and His Son Bradley (also an EAIA member) Shows Off His Handiwork From the Shaker Hand-Held Broom Workshop at the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Bill Rainford and His Son Bradley (also an EAIA member) Shows Off His Handiwork From the Shaker Hand-Held Broom Workshop at the 2016 EAIA Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Chuck and Sharon Andrews Sharing Lunch with Ron and Pam Howard at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Chuck and Sharon Andrews Sharing Lunch with Ron and Pam Howard at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Drusilla Hart Shows Off Her Work From The Shaker Hand-Held Broom Workshop at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Drusilla Hart Shows Off Her Work From The Shaker Hand-Held Broom Workshop at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Participants in the Shaker Herb Bundle Workshop at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Participants in the Shaker Herb Bundle Workshop at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, View of the Meeting House, May 2016

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, View of the Meeting House, May 2016

EAIA President Pat Lasswell and His Grandson Sam Kenyon Enjoying the Ice Cream Social During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

EAIA President Pat Lasswell and His Grandson Sam Kenyon Enjoying the Ice Cream Social During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Heidi Campbell Shoaf and Dana Shoaf Enjoying Ice Cream and Shaker Lemon Pie at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting Ice Cream Social

Heidi Campbell Shoaf and Dana Shoaf Enjoying Ice Cream and Shaker Lemon Pie at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting Ice Cream Social

Examing "Whatsits" at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Examining “Whatsits” at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

EAIA Executive Director John Verrill with EAIA Items at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

EAIA Executive Director John Verrill with EAIA Items at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Don Riley Looking at EAIA Items During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting "Whatsit's" Session

Don Riley Looking at EAIA Items During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting “Whatsit’s” Session

Wildflowers at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, May 2016

Wildflowers at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, May 2016

JIm O'Brien's Display of Shaker Oval Box Making Equipment at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Jim O’Brien’s Display of Shaker Oval Box Making Equipment at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

EAIA Member Sam Kenyon Explains His Special Display of His Tool Collection to Denise Richer at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

EAIA Member Sam Kenyon Explains His Special Display of His Tool Collection to Denise Richer at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Ken Culnan'a Display Regarding Book Binder's Hammers at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Ken Culnan’s Display About Book Binder’s Hammers at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Roger Bourgeois Display of "Tools of the Cajun Dugout Pirogue Maker at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Roger Bourgeois Display of “Tools of the Cajun Dugout Pirogue Maker at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Shaker Made Hand Tools- Part of the Display Presented by Laurent and Betty Torno at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Shaker Made Hand Tools- Part of the Display Presented by Laurent and Betty Torno at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Saturday Morning Tool Trading at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Saturday Morning Tool Trading at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Linda Stanton Paying for her Purchase at the Tool Trading Session at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Linda Stanton Paying for her Purchase at the Tool Trading Session at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting

Ross Gibson Talking About the History of Slate Roofing at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

EAIA Member Ross Gibson Talking About the History of Slate Roofing at the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Mark Bickford and Sally Fishburn at the 2016 EAIA Silent Auction at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Mark Bickford and Sally Fishburn at the 2016 EAIA Silent Auction at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Anne Pass and Carolyn Bourgeois at the 2016 EAIA Silent auction

Anne Pass and Carolyn Bourgeois at the 2016 EAIA Silent Auction

Chris Bender and Patty MacLeish Discussing a Bid at the 2016 EAIA Silent Auction

Chris Bender and Patty MacLeish Discussing a Bid at the 2016 EAIA Silent Auction

Donna and Terry Page Bidding on Items at the 2016 EAIA Silent Auction

Donna and Terry Page Bidding on Items at the 2016 EAIA Silent Auction

Good Conversation at the 2016 EAIA Silent Auction

Good Conversation at the 2016 EAIA Silent Auction

Ron Howard and Vern Hart at the EAIA Silent Auction During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Ron Howard and Vern Hart at the EAIA Silent Auction During the 2016 EAIA Annual Meeting at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village at Sunrise

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village at Sunrise

Meadow View Barn at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Meadow View Barn at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village Sunrise

Pleasant Hill Shaker Village Sunrise

Sunset at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, May 2016

Sunset at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, May 2016

We hope you had a great time at Pleasant Hill! It’s a place well worth the visit!  Thanks again from your meeting c0-hosts, Paul and Eileen Van Pernis and Denise and Rodney Richer.

by Paul Van Pernis

2 Comments on “2016 EAIA Annual Meeting Recap

  1. Had a wonderful time at Pleasant Hill. A great chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. I especially want to thank John Verrill, Paul Van Pernis, and the assembled membership for making me feel so welcome at my first EAIA meet. For those of you who belong but don’t attend, you ‘must’ make it a point to get out to a regional or national meet. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this event possible.

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