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June Sprigg
June Sprigg

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June Sprigg is a graduate of Lafayette College and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. From 1977 to 1982 and 1986 to 1994 she was Curator of Collections at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She has guest-curated major exhibitions of Shaker design at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Sezon Museum of Art in Tokyo. She is a freelance writer and adjunct instructor of history at Berkshire Community College. Her many publications include By Shaker Hands (1975), Domestick Beings (1984), Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy (1985), and Shaker Built (1994). She... Read More

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Simple Gifts
Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village
Written by June Sprigg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 7, 1999
Price: $15.00

In Simple Gifts, June Sprigg tells the story of one of America’s last Shaker communities—Canterbury Shaker Village, in Canterbury, New Hampshire—during its twilight years, and of its seven remarkable “survivor” women, who were among the last representatives of our longest-lived and best-known communal utopian society. As a college student Sprigg spent... Read more >
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