Having established that archaeology has loads to add to the historical version of Shaker society, DigVentures brings a team of crowdfunders to re-open excavations at the Centre Family Wash-House.
A group of Darrow students digs with the team, to find out how much survives at one of the ruins.
There are 27 buildings on campus, of which the majority are original Shaker designs. In total, there would have been hundreds, and many now lie ruined below the soil.
Her life hadn't been easy, and she was buried at the Shaker cemetery near Watervliet.
They are a celibate order, and devote themselves to the ideal of 'hands to work-hearts to god'.
Ann Lee and her converts set sail to America to escape religious persecution.