Religion and the Western Landscape: A Continuation of the Discussion “Is Religious History Relevant?”
“Is religious history relevant?” From my experience, I’m surprised that the question even needs to be asked. Let me explain why. To begin, I
Is Religious History Relevant?
The prominence of religion in the history of our country is undeniable. Many of the first North American settlers brought their religious beliefs and
The Pleasant Hill Shakers and the Power of Possibility
The legacy of the Pleasant Hill Shaker community has often been assessed exclusively through their material culture. However, each physical item is
Are Religious Objects Controversial? You bet! Learn How to Address Them in Louisville
As I browsed the preliminary program for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, the session “Controversial Objects” caught my
Part 2 – Things to See During the 2015 Annual Meeting: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
One of the greatest treasures to be found at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is its collection of historic buildings. Thirty-four original
Things to See During the 2015 Annual Meeting: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
In January 1805, three Shaker missionaries, members of The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, left their home, the main
Are you coming to the 2015 Annual Meeting?
The deadline for the “Early Bird” rate for the 2015 AASLH annual meeting is fast approaching. The Religious History Affinity Group invites you to
Spirituality After Religion
During the course of a week I wear many hats, including those of: history professional, who examines and interprets the past; museum futurist, who