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Hancock shaker village
Transcript of Hancock shaker village
Pittsfield, MA Family Guidelines Religious beliefs marriage guidelines Many shaker were put to work in livestock and garden care. no shaker was only at in job. In the community you don’t have one stationary job you are rotated throughout the community from job to job.
http://firstyearseminarsiena11.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/religion-in-the-hancock-shaker-village/ By: Jasmine Brower & Xiomara They were only to obey god and what he believed. Mother Ann being God reincarnated in female form.Shaker religion began with the early Believers in England who converted to this new Protestant Christian sect from several other religious traditions and groups, including the Quakers, the Methodists, and a charismatic, mystical group known as the Camisards (or French Prophets).
http://hancockshakervillage.org/shakers/shaker-religion/ men and women lived in separate, many lived dormitory style until married. those married had to cease living as a couple. the couple had to also stay truthful with one another and still comit to a religious life. http://hancockshakervillage.org/functions/functions-2/ Careers Basic community rules & laws Because the shakers believed in equality throughout this the shakers were abstaining from marriage and sexual relations, typically for religious reasons. they believed that the resolution to this was living together and children wishing to change they needed them to accommodate which at the end the shakers had realized that a majority of children raised in that environment chose to leave. as to them it was allowed and the children had been prepared for their new life beyond the society
http://www.brainiacgetaways.com/utopian-religious-society-comes-to-life-at-hancock-shaker-village/ one law is to stay true to your religion and community,they also weren't aloud to reproduce so they only adopted until its population decreased they had to stay away from alcohol, drugs and sexual activity. you had to follow all rules including dress codes attendance toward the church and no sexual contact. When you become a Shaker you must give up all worldly possessions and sign a legal contract or covenant as God has his followers do the same. as for children they did not have to sign a contract for they were to young to make well based decisions to give their life's up to god.
Prd.6 Education Shaker children received an excellent education in the early nineteenth century. The boys went to school during the winter, leaving the rest of the year open for farm chores, and the girls went to school during the summer months. The schoolhouse was built at the Church Family in the 1820s, and was soon recognized as a separate school district by the town of Hancock. It became a public school that was open to local children from the surrounding communities as well as Believers. A second public school was established in West Pittsfield, most likely overseen by the East and Second Families of Shakers.
In 1900, Martha Corson was a young girl being raised by the Shakers and being educated at the Church Family’s school. She recalled how the Hancock school district was reviewed each year by a school committee, which was then replaced by a superintendent who made his rounds from Pittsfield by bicycle.
http://hancockshakervillage.org/museum/online-exhibitions/good-citizens-honest-shakers-city-pittsfield/ Medical Guidelines In the nineteenth century some Shaker communities sent promising young brothers to medical school so that they could return and care for their ailing brethren and sisters. In the early twentieth century, however, there were no doctors living in the Hancock community. A visiting nurse would make rounds if called upon, but the Shakers were often treated for more serious illnesses at local hospitals.
Governmental Guidelines The Committee therefore recommend it to the Town to direct their Select Men to take such Cognizance and Care of all disorderly and idle Persons in the Town and of their Families as in Prudence and by Law they may and ought – and further that the Town give particular Instructions to their respective Grand Jurors to be chosen for the next Courts to enquire into all the Conduct and Practices of said People which are contrary to Law and make due Presentment thereof particularly all Blasphemies Adulteries Fornications Breaches of Sabbath and all other Breaches of Law which they may have been guilty of, and that all Tything Men and other Persons use their best Endeavour according to Law to suppress all Disorder and Breaches of the Peace of every Kind.