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White Water Shaker Village - Ohio

Our Mission

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 Great Parks of Hamilton County (formerly Hamilton County Park District) from private owners in 1989-1991. While Great Parks has invested substantial funds in the acquisition and stabilization of the structures, much more needs to be done before a restored Shaker Village can 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 workshops,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.
 Recently Completed Projects
Thanks to some heavy equipment and the men from Lykins we now have a buried propane tank, eliminating the unsightly above ground tanks.

The north chimney on the Dwelling was damaged and close to falling down. It has now been rebuilt by an excellent brick mason, Herman Heine.

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