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Posted August 14. 2017 3:04PM

Harvard Magazine: Radical Living - Canterbury Shaker Village's enduring appeal

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THERE'S NOTHING superfluous about Canterbury Shaker Village. That's just the way members of the separatist Christian sect who lived on this New Hampshire hilltop for two centuries wanted it. The self-sufficient Shaker “brothers” and “sisters” worked hard and lived simply—prizing order, quality, cleanliness, and the common good. “Everything that was done here was done in the name of God,” says village tour guide Claudia Rein. “From the minute they got up in the morning to the minute they went to bed at night.”