The Friends of Whitewater Shaker Village will hold an
at the North Family Site of the Village
on Sunday, September 13, 2015
from 1 - 4 PM.
The North Family is located at 11791 and 11813 Oxford Road
in Crosby Township. Tours will be given of the site,
including the 1827 Meeting House,
which is historically significant as it is
the last brick meeting house in existence.
Come and see the progress being made with its restoration.
The Mission of the Friends of White Water Shaker Village, Inc.
To preserve, restore, and open the Shaker buildings and adjacent grounds known as the North Family of White Water Shaker Village; to collect and exhibit artifacts related to the site for the cultural enrichment of the public; to educate the public about this unique part of our nation's heritage.
We invite you to browse our website to learn more about this village – the former White Water Shaker Community (1824-1916) – and the legacy the Shakers left behind in southwestern Ohio.
More than twenty original Shaker buildings still stand, having been purchased by the Hamilton County Park District from private owners in 1989-1991. While the Park District has invested substantial funds in the acquisition and stabilization of the structures, much more needs to be done before a restored Shaker Village could be opened to the public. We are seeking your support to show that the public wants this historic Shaker village restored. In our vision are docent-led tours of these wonderful buildings, Shaker craft demonstrations and fairs, demonstration farm plots plowed by horses, a shop selling superb Shaker-style crafts and books, and, above all, your opportunity to walk in this peaceful farm setting and reflect on the story of the Believers for whom this was once home.
This originial Shaker chair, from the White Water Shaker Village, is one of the set of low-back dining chairs originally used by the Shakers in the cellar of the North Family dwelling, their "dining room" of that era.