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Shaker Calendar of Events 2014
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October 2014

  • September 5 - November 2, WoodWORKS Revisited at Hancock Shaker Village
    • During the fall of 2014, Hancock Shaker Village will revisit Wood Works, a juried gallery exhibition of Shaker-inspired chairs, small furniture and functional pieces crafted by contemporary woodworkers and furniture makers. The Shaker tradition of fine craftsmanship is still practiced today by many talented individuals. They each add personal and unique touches to their work, but as a group they all honor the Shaker aesthetic of clean lines, beautiful woods, and an eye toward perfection. Come and see what these true artists have created with the Shaker saying in mind “Hands to Work and Hearts to God.” The show will be displayed in the Poultry House from September 5 – November 2, 2014 with all items available for purchase.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

November 2014

  • September 5 - November 2, WoodWORKS Revisited at Hancock Shaker Village
    • During the fall of 2014, Hancock Shaker Village will revisit Wood Works, a juried gallery exhibition of Shaker-inspired chairs, small furniture and functional pieces crafted by contemporary woodworkers and furniture makers. The Shaker tradition of fine craftsmanship is still practiced today by many talented individuals. They each add personal and unique touches to their work, but as a group they all honor the Shaker aesthetic of clean lines, beautiful woods, and an eye toward perfection. Come and see what these true artists have created with the Shaker saying in mind “Hands to Work and Hearts to God.” The show will be displayed in the Poultry House from September 5 – November 2, 2014 with all items available for purchase.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • November 1, A Shaker Breakfast at South Union Shaker Village 8:30 am + 10:30 am seatings
    • A Civil War-era Shaker breakfast that promises to please and to astonish...featuring fried chicken, scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, pork sausage, asparagus, apple pie, buttermilk biscuits and more! Served at the South Union's famous railroad hotel, the Shaker Tavern.
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED $22 members | $25 non-members
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • November 1, Shaken, Not Stirred: Herb and Fruit Cordials at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Festive cordials featuring seasonal produce like apples, pears, and cranberries are a delicious way to celebrate the holidays, both to serve at gatherings and give as gifts. Fruit and herbs combine beautifully in simple, delicious recipes with limitless possibilities. Maria will demonstrate the basics of cordial-making, and you’ll get enough ingredients to customize your own eight-ounce jar of cordial. Some, like sweet anise liquor and spiced pear cordial with maple syrup, will be ready in just a few days. Others will reach flavor perfection in time for holiday gift-giving, such as vanilla cordial syrup, cranberry-rosemary cordial, and spiced cider cordial. All ingredients and materials will be included for your take-home cordial except the alcohol (due to liquor regulations), which you can easily add at home. No skills required except an interest in herbs and the ability to do simple kitchen tasks.
      Instructor: Maria Noelle Groves, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC.
      More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 1, Half Marathon Trail Run at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series ~ June 28, September 27 & November 1. Shaker Village's inaugural trail run series includes the 5-Mile Trail run, the 10-Mile Hobbit Hobble and the Half Marathon Trail Run. Register for all three events and receive a special commemorative prize! Each race entry fee includes a race shirt, admission to Shaker Village, overall and group prizes, and refreshments.
      $75 by October 15 / $85 on race day. Hikers begin at 7:30 a.m., runners begin at 8:30 a.m. Kids 1-Mile Fun Run ~ $10 on race day.
      Make it a weekend getaway! Register for the Half-Marathon Trail Run and receive a 20% discount on overnight rooms at The Inn at Shaker Village. Call 800.734.5611 Ext. 1515 to receive special rates.
      Register online or call 800.734.5611 Ext. 1545.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • November 1 & 2, Attics and Basements Tour at Hancock Shaker Village 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • From attics to basements, our All Access tour offers you the chance to get past those “Museum Staff Only” signs and peek into the nooks and crannies of rarely seen areas of our Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling and Trustees Office & Store. Get behind the scenes in some of HSV’s most significant historic buildings, learning about the Shakers’ architecture and material culture. Tour Ticket includes general Village admission for the whole day!
      Cost: $30, $27 for HSV Members
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • November 2, Nurturing Caregivers Through Art Workshop at Canterbury Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Caring for others is both rewarding and depleting. Remembering to nurture oneself restores energy and purpose. The arts are a wonderful tool for reconnecting to your true self and inner resources. Join us in playful expression with the arts.
      Instructor: Patricia Wild. Fee: $50.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $55.00 Not-Yet-Members. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 3 - 21, School Tours at South Union Shaker Village
    • The South Union Shaker Village offers school tours year ‘round, but presents the following focused tours: “To Grandmother’s House We Go: Thanksgiving in 1914” from November 3rd-21st.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • November 8, The 4th Annual Movers & Shakers at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum
      5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
    • Honor Shaker Heights Visionaries who are a positive force for Shaker Heights and Northeast Ohio. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Shaker Historical Society, whose mission is to inspire people to celebrate and engage in the Shaker Heights story… past, present and future.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • November 8, 2nd Annual Craft Beer Tasting at Fruitlands Museum 3:00 pm
    • Taste a range of delicious New England ales and lagers from craft brewers while enjoying stunning autumn views of the Nashua River Valley and munching hors d'oeuvres from Fireside Catering of Gibbet Hill Grill. Arrive early and check out the museum. Stay later to roast marshmallows and gather around the Annual Bonfire. Beer Tasting Tickets: Members $45, Nonmembers $50, Designated Drivers $10. Hors d’oeuvres, museum admission, and bonfire included in ticket price.
      Tickets are also available at the door the day of the event however space is limited and advance purchase is suggested. There are no physical tickets for the event, your party will check in at the door to get your wristband and souvenir tasting glass. Guests must be 21 or older and should bring a valid photo ID at time of entry.
      To purchase tickets by phone call: 978.456.3924 x288 or email kparsons@fruitlands.org or click here to order online.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
  • November 15, The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries Exhibit at the New York State Museum
    • Opens November 15, 2014 at the New York State Museum.
      Discover the Shakers as you’ve never seen them before in this large-scale exhibit at the New York State Museum. A collaboration between Shaker Heritage Society, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the New York State Museum, Quiet Revolutionaries promises to provide a unique perspective on Shaker history. It explores six major themes: Origins, Spreading the Faith, A Practical Religion, Shaker Made, Shaker Home, and Enduring Design. The 7,000 square foot exhibition will feature hundreds of items from the collections of the three Shaker sites and the state museum, including a cloth fragment thought to be part of Mother Ann Lee’s apron, along with documents, multimedia elements, and related programming from each of the museums.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • November 15, Homespun Crafts: Make Handmade Journals at Fruitlands Museum 10:00 am
    • Learn to make a practical and beautiful journal for your own daily use to capture images and writing. In this one-day class you will make a simple handmade book with archival papers and a decorative cover, hand bound to open flat. You will explore a variety of options to personalize the journal with cover embellishments, a dedication page and your maker's mark. This journal can be used for nature journaling, visual journaling, or mixed media such as water color or collage. No experience needed. Supplies will be provided.
      Member Admission... $100. Non-Member Admission... $110.
      Registration required. Email programming@fruitlands.org or call 978.456.3924 x291
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
  • November 16, Stews and Braised Dishes Cooking Workshop at Canterbury Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Participate in a cooking demonstration with Lakes Region community Colleges (LRCC) Head Chef Patrick Hall that includes different stews and braised dishes. From Beef Stew to Short Rib, learn how your favorite braised dishes are prepared in the restaurants, and see other possible stew creations that are new and exciting. Each dish will be demonstrated, talked about to be followed by a social sit down sampling of the different dishes with all of the traditional accoutrements.
      Instructor: Chef Patrick Hall, Lake Region Community College Culinary Arts Program. Fee: $25.00 Village members, $27.50 not-yet-members. More information.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 20, Shake and Stir GALA Fundraiser at South Union Shaker Village
    • An elegant evening of dinner and dancing to support the preservation of the South Union Shaker Village. Details forthcoming!
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • November 22, Do-It-Yourself Herbal and Body Care Gifts at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Save money and your health with great, all-natural body care and herbal gifts. We’ll discuss and demonstrate the basic steps for making lip balm, body cream, bath salts & sugars, scrubs, aromatherapy spray, and massage oil—then get to make five of your own products to bring home and give as gifts. Find out just how easy it is to make big batches all at once! Receive recipes for herbal honeys, sachets, and homemade teas. The holiday season is just beginning; start making gifts now while you have the time and enthusiasm, and create gift baskets to give this year No skills required except an interest in natural body care and the ability to do simple kitchen tasks.
      Instructor: Maria Noelle Groves, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC.
      Fee: $45.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $49.50 Not-Yet-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • Novmeber 23, 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
  • 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 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

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