Shaker Village

Also known as: Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Church Family, United Society
ME 26, Sabbathday Lake and vicinity, Maine

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Description 

Founded in 1793, this is the last active Shaker communiy in the country.. A representative collection of Shaker implements and furniture is housed in the buildings. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 13, 1974
Reference number
74000318
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Shaker
Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Meeting hall; Multiple dwelling
Current functions
Museum; Library
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant year
1783
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 17

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