A little while ago my brother came to town for a wedding and we visited the Shelburne Museum. Besides some of the more traditional art and stuff indoors, it has quite a bit of outdoor stuff, not only gardens (including an apothecary garden) but a decommissioned lighthouse and boat. That sort of reminded me of the excellent Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. There was an extensive exhibit of Shaker work, which made me think about the Shaker community that has persisted long after the Shakers’ heyday; rump Shakers, as it were.
August 12, 2007