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Restoring Shakertown : the struggle to save the historic Shaker village of Pleasant Hill

Author: Thomas Parrish
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005.
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"Founded in 1806, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, was a thriving community located in the center of the bluegrass region. After the Civil War, a steadily shrinking membership resulted in the gradual decline of this remarkable community, and the last remaining Shaker to reside at Pleasant Hill died in 1923. In the years immediately following, it appeared as though the village would fall prey to neglect and
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Parrish, Thomas (Thomas D.)
Restoring Shakertown.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2005
(OCoLC)607568810
Online version:
Parrish, Thomas (Thomas D.)
Restoring Shakertown.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2005
(OCoLC)630867765
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Parrish
ISBN: 081312364X 9780813123646
OCLC Number: 60767027
Description: xvi, 172 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: "That wonderful village" --
The vision of Mother Ann --
On God's time --
The past : preserved, restored, remade? --
Nickels, dimes, and options --
"The beginning year" --
Fund-raisers : professional and otherwise --
The deal I --
"A fantastic accomplishment" --
The deal II --
"The instruction of the public" --
The restoration restored --
Pleasant Hill frescoes.
Responsibility: Thomas Parrish ; foreword by Thomas D. Clark ; afterword by Al Smith.
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"Founded in 1806, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, was a thriving community located in the center of the bluegrass region. After the Civil War, a steadily shrinking membership resulted in the gradual decline of this remarkable community, and the last remaining Shaker to reside at Pleasant Hill died in 1923. In the years immediately following, it appeared as though the village would fall prey to neglect and a lack of historic preservation.".

"In 1961, however, local citizens formed a private not-for-profit organization to preserve and restore the village and to interpret the rich heritage of the Pleasant Hill Shakers for future generations. Over several years, and against incredible odds, this group succeeded in raising the funds necessary for the restoration projects. By 1968, eight buildings at Shakertown, carefully adapted for modern use while retaining their historical and architectural significance, had been opened to the public.".

"Thomas Parrish's Restoring Shakertown explains how the Shaker settlement was saved from the ravages of time and transformed into a nationally renowned landmark of historic preservation. In chronicling how the hopes of the early fund-raisers were quickly challenged by the harsh reality of economic hardships, the book serves as a valuable study in modern philanthropy. Parrish also details how the village negotiated legal challenges and how its final plans for creating awareness of the Shakers' legacy set the standard for later museum developments around the country."--BOOK JACKET.

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