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