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  1. Mom
    April 30, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    It says a lot about the people who worship here, that they can share the space with each other peacefully. Love the windows!!

    • Chris
      January 3, 2014 @ 11:07 am

      Yeah, this sanctuary is definitely a beauty!

  2. Patrick Ross
    May 5, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Chris and Luke,
    I’m currently a grad student at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania working on my MA in history. I found your site through an image search for Shaker buildings in Watervliet and Niscayuna. I wanted to request permission to use your photo of the original meeting house in one of my seminar research papers. I’ll cite you as a source. I can easily copy the image and simply paste it into my paper, but I felt it would be good manners to ask first! Thanks for your consideration, and your blog looks like you have a great time!

    • lucasj10
      May 5, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

      We are flattered and absolutely approve! One question though, what exactly is your research paper on? It has to be something cool if you’re including something about the Shakers.

  3. Patrick Ross
    May 5, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    My paper looks at how Mother Ann Lee’s teachings, particularly gender roles and the separation of them, helped to proliferate and elongate the growth of the Shaker community. The name of the paper is “If We Don’t Have Sex, How WIll we Grow? Did Mother Ann Lee’s Teachings and the Separation of Gender Roles Help or Hinder the Growth of the Shaker Community?” That’s a mouthful…I know! I’m in a seminar class that is looking at women’s reform movements during the antebellum period in America. I grew up in KY not far from a Shaker community in Pleasant Hill and unfortunately knew little about them, so I thought I’d give Mother Ann Lee a try! Thanks so much for your help! A quick P.S. though, could you email me with your full names for the citation if it’s not too much trouble?

    • Chris
      May 9, 2013 @ 10:02 am

      Actually Patrick, that paper sounds REALLY interesting. I’d love to read it when you’ve completed it! I believe Luke will be the one emailing you to follow up on this. Good luck with your research.

  4. Susan L. King
    May 8, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    There is a much older interfaith chapel: At Cornell, (“that godless university” as it was called when it was founded in 1868) Sage Chapel was built in the 1870s. Cornell also has Anabel Taylor Hall, built in the 1960s, where there is another chapel and offices for chaplains of all faiths. – Susan King, Fabius, NY, a Cornell graduate

    • Chris
      May 9, 2013 @ 10:03 am

      Susan thanks for reading and sharing that info. I’ve read about the Sage Chapel but have never been. I have a friend currently getting her doctorate there, may be time for a visit!

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