The Shakers of North America: their Beliefs, Architecture and Artifacts
Lecturer: John Ericson.
This lecture outlines the extraordinary story of the Shakers of North America, exploring their beginnings, what they believed and how they lived their lives before examining examples of their wonderful buildings and furniture. For it is only with such an understanding of their devout faith and way of life that we can begin to appreciate their intriguing legacy.
John Ericson. John was formerly a lecturer at the University of Bath where he was Director of Studies in the School of Education with responsibility for the professional development of teachers. He has worked extensively overseas as an educational consultant, and this has given him the opportunity to give lectures and presentations at conferences all over the world. Other interests include children’s book illustration and public house signs.