Thursday, January 26, 2017

Shakertown and Bluegrass Concert

Our day in Lexington began at Pleasant Hill, site of what was once the largest, most successful Shaker community in America. Founded in England in the 18th century, the sect known as Shakers had a profound effect on 19th century America, as documented in Ken Burns’s film, Hands to Work, Hearts to God. Known locally as “Shakertown,” the village, which flourished here from 1805 to 1910, comprises 34 original buildings, wonderfully restored as a living museum with costumed interpreters,

This little buddy is the resident kitty and loves to interact with all the guests. He followed our tour the entire time we were there

Besides their fame for furniture making, the Shakers invented the circular saw, the clothespin, the wheel-driven washing machine, and numerous other labor-saving devices. 

Our little buddy was always waiting for us when we got through tour through the interiors of the buildings.

That night we had a special Bluegrass concert at our hotel in combination with our dinner. The band, No Tools Loaned, gave us a private concert and it was fabulous!

We had an intermission during the concert where we went inside and had a lovely three course meal. After dessert and another short whisky tasting, we went back four the second half of our wonderful concert.

Our tour director even got up and sand a few songs with the band, he is a proud Kentuckian as well. What a fun day!

Next up pictures from our time at the well known Lexington Horse Park

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