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PODCAST: COMPELLING HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN OTHER

—ABOUT THIS PODCAST—

This podcast by South Union Shaker Village a museum dedicated to preserving the history of the Kentucky Shakers. Once marked as others, members of the United Society of Believers commonly known as Shakers reject many foundations of American culture, yet they have endured for more than two centuries.

Taking a deep dive into the history of the South Union Shakers we reveal remarkable human stories not found in history textbooks. Exploring the trials and triumphs of these nineteenth century Americans, we share the stories of Shakers of distinction, those who lived lives of quiet service, and those who left the village for life anew.


—VIDEOS—

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Today we are looking at a piece that traveled both near and far with the Shakers on their peddling trips.

Today we are looking at a piece that traveled both...

Episode 2 is live! Learn about the remarkable life of African American Shaker Eunice Freehart and hear from Nick Rich and Deena Rizkalla, whose band Winterbirds, helped bring Eunice's nearly 200 year old compositions to life once again.

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Episode 2 is live! Learn about the remarkable life...

Today’s feature is a penitentiary rocker that was used here at South Union Shaker Village.

Today’s feature is a penitentiary rocker tha...

Enjoys today’s feature of a built-in cupboard in the 1824 Centre House!

Enjoys today’s feature of a built-in cupboar...

Today’s piece is a bureau with a unique secret compartment

Today’s piece is a bureau with a unique secr...

To finish out #HistoricPreservationMonth, today we are giving a small tour of the Wash House boiler room.

To finish out #HistoricPreservationMonth, today we...

Today for #FurnitureFriday we are looking at three trestle tables in the collection.

Today for #FurnitureFriday we are looking at three...

From the Collection: a silver spoon recently discovered in the 1854 Wash House.

From the Collection: a silver spoon recently disco...

FURNITURE FRIDAY: RESTORED DOCUMENT CHEST - This week’s feature is a document chest that has been restored thanks to Roger Ryan!

FURNITURE FRIDAY: RESTORED DOCUMENT CHEST

This week’s feature is a document chest that...

FROM THE COLLECTION: ELDRESS NANCY MOORE'S COTTON KERCHIEF - Today we are looking at a cotton kerchief that belonged to Eldress Nancy Moore.

FROM THE COLLECTION: ELDRESS NANCY MOORE'S COTTON KERCHIEF

Today we are looking at a cotton kerchief that bel...

FURNITURE FRIDAY: LINEN PRESS FORM UNIQUE TO SUSV - This week we are taking a look at one of six linen presses in the collection.

FURNITURE FRIDAY: LINEN PRESS FORM UNIQUE TO SUSV

This week we are taking a look at one of six linen...

HISTORIC PRESERVATION UPDATE: MAY 2020 - To celebrate Historic Preservation Month, today we are featuring the last of nine restored windows in the 1846 Ministry Shop. This project was made possible by a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION UPDATE: MAY 2020

To celebrate Historic Preservation Month, today we...

FURNITURE FRIDAY: CHERRY SEWING DESK - Today we are looking at a cherry sewing desk with some very unique features!

FURNITURE FRIDAY: CHERRY SEWING DESK

Today we are looking at a cherry sewing desk with ...

INSIDE THE COLLECTION: Snuff Box - Today we are looking at an object in our collection that belonged to Malinda Buchanan, the first Kentuckian to become an Eldress in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This snuff box was donated to the museum last year by Cheryl Kline. You can see this object, and others relating to the women of South Union, in a new exhibit opening later this year.

INSIDE THE COLLECTION: Snuff Box

Today we are looking at an object in our collectio...

FURNITURE FRIDAY: ICONIC FOOD SAFE - This week we are looking at one of the pieces that never left South Union.

FURNITURE FRIDAY: ICONIC FOOD SAFE

This week we are looking at one of the pieces that...

RESTORATION AT SOUTH UNION: 1854 Wash House Update - Thank you all again for your support and interest in the 1854 Wash House. We will provide updates as we continue with our progress in restoration.

RESTORATION AT SOUTH UNION: 1854 Wash House Update

Thank you all again for your support and interest ...

RESTORATION AT SOUTH UNION: 1854 Wash House Renovation Update - Thank you all for your continued support of our Wash House renovation! Here is a brief update on the current state of restoration of the building.

RESTORATION AT SOUTH UNION: 1854 Wash House Renovation Update

Thank you all for your continued support of our Wa...

FURNITURE FRIDAY: CASE PIECE - Today we are looking at case pieces and built-ins in the Centre House. 

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FURNITURE FRIDAY: CASE PIECE

Today we are looking at case pieces and built-ins ...

FURNITURE FRIDAY: SHAKER CHAIRS - This week for #FurnitureFriday we are in the 1846 Ministry Shop comparing two styles of Shaker chairs. 

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FURNITURE FRIDAY: SHAKER CHAIRS

This week for #FurnitureFriday we are in the 1846 ...

FURNITURE FRIDAY: CHERRY TABLES - This week’s #FurnitureFriday video will compare two cherry South Union tables. We hope you all enjoy this!

FURNITURE FRIDAY: CHERRY TABLES

This week’s #FurnitureFriday video will comp...

FURNITURE FRIDAY: Shaker vs “Worldly” - Here is this week’s #FurnitureFriday! Enjoy this comparison of a Shaker candlestand and a “worldly” candlestand made around the same time.

FURNITURE FRIDAY: Shaker vs “Worldly”

Here is this week’s #FurnitureFriday! Enjoy ...

A Bird's Eye View of SUSV - This glorious footage was created by Jon Fleenor as a gift to the South Union Shaker Village.  If a bird had flown over the village in the 19th century it would have seen about 150 more buildings.  Today there are only ten structures remaining, but don't they look like jewels on a carpet of green?

A Bird's Eye View of SUSV

This glorious footage was created by Jon Fleenor a...

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