We were both so busy over Memorial Day weekend at different cemeteries and with our families that we did not have time to finish our research for the planned episode this week. However, we have a very special return guest with a fascinating story joining us next week and we will be able to return to our regularly scheduled program! We humbly apologize and we thank you for sticking with us on all of our Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery journeys. Until we meet again!
April 28, 2022

Episode 81 - Harvard Shaker "Lollipop" Cemetery in Harvard, Massachusetts

Episode 81 - Harvard Shaker

Jennie and Dianne explore the Harvard Shaker "Lollipop" Cemetery located in Harvard, Massachusetts. The "lollipops" in the cemetery refer to the shape of more than 300 markers marking graves that date back to late 1700s belonging to members of 'The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing', more commonly known as the Shakers. They learn how the Shaker religion has been shaped and molded since it's inception to modern day Shakerism. Come along as they explore the Ordinary Extraordinary stories of the men and women buried in the Harvard Shaker Cemetery and how their values of simplicity and freedom brought them closer to their valley of love and delight.

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Resources used to research this episode include:

Elicone, Connie. "Beyond the Gates: A Cemetery Explorer’s Guide to the Shaker Cemetery Harvard, MA." https://mountauburn.org/. 29 Oct. 2020. mountauburn.org/beyond-the-gates-a-cemetery-explorers-guide-to-the-shaker-cemetery-harvard-ma/. Accessed 24 Apr. 2022.

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Service, National Park. "Harvard Shaker Village Historic District ." https://www.nps.gov/. www.nps.gov/places/harvard-shaker-village-historic-district.htm. Accessed 24 Apr. 2022.

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