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November 2014

  • November 29, Autumn Ramble at Fruitlands Museum 1:00 pm
    • No registration required. Explore nature in late autumn in this hour-long ramble across fields and glens at Fruitlands Museum. Interpreters will lead participants in a guided walk along Fruitlands' most notable features - a glacial beach, archaelogical sites, scenic vistas of the Nashua River Valley, and our thriving forest - as we watch for signs of winter. This walk covers a mile of varied terrain and should be considered moderately easy. Trail shoes, walking stick, and warm hats recommended. Cost... Free with admission.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451

December 2014

  • December 1 - 31, Holidays at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • During the holiday season, Shaker Village will bustle with light-hearted moments that remind us of long-ago winter days filled with wonder and laughter. Make time to delight in life's simple gifts with family and friends as lively music, merriment and candlelight illuminate the village. Complete schedule of activities available this summer. SHAKER VILLAGE IS CLOSED DECEMBER 24 & 25.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • Start date TBD-December 20th, Christmas Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Society Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Find perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair! Over 50 regional crafters and artisans are represented, offering thousands of items for your perusal. Jewelry, candles, quilted and woven goods, photography, ceramics, apparel, ornaments, home décor, and jams and preserves are among the most popular items. The fair is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-4:00 and admission is free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • December 5, Christmas at Shakertown Preview Party at South Union Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • For a "first chance" opportunity to shop, make reservations for the Preview Party, Friday evening, December 5th. Enjoy coffee, cider and desserts in the most festive of holiday atmospheres.
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED $10/person.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • December 6, Christmas at Shakertown Holiday Market - South Union Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • One of Kentucky’s finest antique and craft markets, just in time for Christmas! Features over 30 regional antique vendors and artists, all nestled in the historic atmosphere of the South Union Shaker Village.
      ADMISSION: A canned food item or donation that will be distributed to those needful.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • December 6, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury allows visitors to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era. Check back later for more details about the event. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • December 6, Shaker Christmas Fair at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • The annual Shaker Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 10am until 3pm. Experience this nostalgic holiday tradition at America’s only active Shaker Community! Specialties include Shaker baked goods – wheat bread, cinnamon-raisin bread, Sister Frances’ famous fruitcakes, fresh-baked herbal biscuits, cookies, and more–in addition to a wide selection of gifts and holiday items such as Shaker culinary herbs and herbal teas, pickles, jellies, old-fashioned candy, Shaker biscuit mix and Shaker pancake mix, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, woodenware, furniture, antiques, baskets, knit goods, toys, ornaments, fresh-cut Maine Christmas trees and decorated balsam wreaths, hot cider and homemade donuts, and so much more! Proceeds from the White Elephant Room (a second-time around ‘garage’ sale) benefit local food pantries. Lunch plates will be served, too! Come one, come all!
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • December 7-20, 2014 Festival of Trees - at the Enfield Shaker Museum Sunday through Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
    • See more than 35 beautifully decorated holiday table top trees designed and donated by local artists, businesses, and individuals. "Vote" for your favorite trees with raffle tickets, in hopes of being a winner at the end of the festival. All proceeds go to support the Enfield Shaker Museum.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 13, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury allows visitors to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era. Check back later for more details about the event. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • December 13, Family Drop-in Workshop: Homespun Winter Crafts at Fruitlands Museum 10:00 am
    • Let the winter season be your inspiration as we create a beautiful seasonal decorations for your home. Fashion glittering snowflakes; use a pinecone to create a tiny woodland creature; fold bold and colorful star garlands; make old-fashioned jewel-toned window decals. All this and hot chocolate, too! Supplies provided. No registration required.
      Cost...Free with admission
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
  • December 13, Museum Store Open House at Fruitlands Museum 10:00 am
    • Finish up your holiday shopping at Fruitlands' beautiful Museum Store. You'll find one-of-a-kind gifts of jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, watercolor paintings and more from local artisans. There will be a special discount for members and nonmembers plus coffee, hot chocolate and free gift wrapping.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
  • December 14, Curatorial Tour: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands 1:00 pm
    • Join Fruitlands Curator Michael Volmar for an insider’s view of the centennial year exhibition, 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. Showcasing some of the finest items in the Fruitlands collections, each object in the show was selected by you, our supporters! Each of the five collections – the Land, the Shakers, the Transcendentalists, the Native Americans, and American Art – are represented in this first-ever publically curated Fruitlands exhibit. Join us as Dr. Volmar provides an overview to the remarkable and historically significant objects and become reacquainted with our vast collections. Member Admission... Free Non-Member Admission... $5.
      Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, call 978-456-3924, ext. 291 or email programming@fruitlands.org.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
  • December 27, Winter Walk: A Guided Trail Walk at Fruitlands Museum 1:00 pm
    • Explore nature in early winter in this hour-long ramble across fields and glens at Fruitlands. Museum interpreters will lead participants in a guilded walk along Fruitlands' most notable features - a glacial beach, archaelogical sites, scenic vistas of the Nashua River Valley and our thriving forest - as we watch for signs of winter. This walk covers a mile of varied terrain and should be considered moderately easy. Trail shoes, walking stick and warm hats recommended. No registration required.
      Member Admission...Free. Non-Member Admission...$5.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451

2015

October 2015

  • October 1 - 3, 2015 Conference Theme: “Marking the Land: How Intentional Communities Shape Their Surrounding Physical & Social Landscapes” - at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Deadline for Submission of Paper and Session Proposals: May 15, 2015 Call for Papers
      The 2015 Conference of the Communal Studies Association will be held at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. In 1806, Shaker missionary visits to this area stimulated religious revivals and Shaker conversions which led to the establishment of the Pleasant Hill community. By the 1820s, Pleasant Hill was one of the largest Shaker communities in America. The Shakers at Pleasant Hill actively shaped a landscape that was entirely distinct from the physical and social landscapes of the surrounding region, making Pleasant Hill a Kentucky showpiece.
      Intentional communities make their mark on the places they inhabit. That mark might be in the physical transformation of the landscape that sustains the community. It might be the design or transformation of the structures that shelter the community. Or it might be the creation or reorganization of a distinct social landscape. Landscape transformation lies close to the heart of the communal impulse.
      We seek the widest range of participation at CSA’s 2015. Paper proposals may address any aspect of communal and intentional group studies, historical and contemporary, alike. We especially encourage paper proposals addressing the theme of landscape transformation, broadly constructed. CSA welcomes proposals from graduate and undergraduate students, first-time presenters, and professional and amateur scholars alike.

      About the Communal Studies Association
      the Communal Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization for people living in intentional communities, historic site personnel and academics representing topics including history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, political science, and others. Each year, the CSA’s annual conference is held at the site of an historic intentional community.
    • Communal Studies Association Office, P.O. Box 122, Amana, Iowa 52203

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