Emily Hilliard

Emily Hilliard is the West Virginia state folklorist and founding director of the West Virginia Folklife Program. She is currently at work on a book on contemporary folklife in West Virginia, under contract with Ohio University Press. emilyehilliard.com

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Heavenly Work: The Fleeting Legacy of the Shakers

Ten years have passed since my first visit to Canterbury Shaker Village, but walking again past the apple trees and old wooden buildings, I’m struck by the same feeling. In this small settlement nestled among New Hampshire’s green, rolling hills,…