New use of historic Shaker site: weaving ornaments | The Altamont Enterprise

Christmas was a religious holiday for the Shakers from the start, said Lorraine Weiss, the education coordinator for the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany, but it was not originally a decorated holiday. “Over time, the Shakers took on more of the world’s cultural traditions, so they probably celebrated Christmas, giving gifts,” she said.

Source: New use of historic Shaker site: weaving ornaments | The Altamont Enterprise

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