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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Have you ever...

Considered what your life would be like if you had chosen a more unconventional path?
I'd be very interested in hearing from people who had a youthful experience with communal life, shared love relationships, etc. but decided not to pursue that path.

Also curious to hear from people who knew Quarry Hill in the old days... would love to get some stories from people who visited the Gallery Gwen.


1 comment:

  1. Gallery Gwen was on E. 4th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves in NYC. from about 1965-1967. Also in 1964 on 7th St near Cooper Union; that storefront was too expensive though.
    Does anyone remember this and Irving's talks on Tantra, Tao, etc.??