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Berea and Shaker Village: Appalachian People, Places and Values

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Program #1471RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Ms. Donna Phillips

Donna Phillips is the coordinator of music programs at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and director of music for the Pleasant Hill Singers. Donna also serves as the children's choir director and the adult handbell choir director at Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington. A native Kentuckian, Donna graduated from the University of Kentucky with degrees in music education and performance. She has won several awards, including the Presidential Academic Achievement Award for Music Performance.

Ralph Ward

A native Kentuckian, Ralph Ward received both his B.A. and M.A. in history from Eastern Illinois University, specializing in agricultural history. He began his career at Colonial Williamsburg as a specialist at Carter's Grove Plantation, and later moved on to manage the historic agriculture program for The Homeplace in Tennessee. In 1994, Ralph was hired to develop a program for Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, focusing on the challenges facing food production systems in the modern world.

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Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Susan Hughes

Susan Hughes has been the Museum and Special Programs Manager at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill since 1994. A frequent speaker at regional and national venues, Susan's research interests are historic architecture, 19th century funeral and mourning customs, the Civil War, and classic Mustang automobiles. Susan holds a B.A. in history from Western Kentucky University and did graduate work at Western and the University of Kentucky. She previously worked at the Kentucky Historical Society.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
3 Performances


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