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Shaker Calendar of Events 2014
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July 2014

  • January 25 - July 31, Enter the Painted Chair Contest & win a $100.00 Prize! at Alfred Shaker Museum
    • Let your hidden talents come alive with this contest — paint one of your own chairs, or let us supply one. The contest will be judged by local artists.
      How to Enter Download a contest entry form here, or you may pick up a contest sheet at the Alfred Shaker Museum at 118 Shaker Hill Road (Opening for the season in mid-May, open Wed. & Sat. 1-4 PM), OR call 490-5709.
      If you supply your own chair, the entry fee is $5.00. FASM will supply a chair for you for an entry fee of $10.00.
      The deadline to enter is July 31, 2014. Completed chairs must be ready to be on display between August 16 and the contest judging date, which is September 6.
      The winner will be announced at the museum on Saturday, Sept 6 at 2 PM (immediately after judging). The winner must be willing to leave the chair on display at the museum until it closes for the season in mid-November.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • May - September Tues. and/or Thurs., Shakers’ Herb Garden Internship - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • The herb garden plots used at Shaker Village today have been under the Shakers’ cultivation for more than 231 years. Betsey - Ann Golon will lead a season - long, hands - on experience for those interested in learning more about the care, harvest, and uses of more than 16 important herbs grown at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Participants are welcome on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. The daily schedule will consist of work in the gardens from 9am until 12noon, a lunch break on the historic 1901 Girls’ Shop porch, and then an afternoon program in the herb gardens or in the Shakers’ Herb Department. The internship program is FREE. Please call with any questions: Betsey - Ann Golon at
      207 - 787 - 2764 or Michael Graham at 207 - 926 - 4597. Read more.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • May 22 - August 24, Fowl Portraits/Shaker Series at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Hancock Shaker Village will host a dual gallery exhibition throughout the summer of 2014. Paul Lange, Fowl Portraits will be displayed along with Eric Korenman, Shaker Series. The show will be displayed in the Poultry House from May 22 - August 24, 2014 with all items available for purchase.
      Cost: Included with general admission, FREE to HSV Members.
      An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 from 4-6pm in the Poultry House Gallery. Please RSVP online or call 413.443.0188 x115.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • June 10 - August 31, Exhibit: Spotlight On Poplarware at the Enfield Shaker Museum
      During Regular Museum Hours
    • Poplarware was a unique Shaker craft produced at Enfield and other Shaker villages in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibit examines this unusual decorative form and how it developed in response to changing forces within the communities, and as an example of the ever changing nature of products the Shakers sold to the world to support their communal existence. Cost: Regular admission. Members free. Read more.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
    • phone or fax: 1-603-632-4346
  • June 28 - August 31, Young Shaker’s Tour at Hancock Shaker Village Daily @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    • See the Village through the eyes of a Shaker child! Accompanied by a costumed interpreter, families and children together enjoy a hands-on activity in the historic Brick Dwelling Kitchen. The Young Shaker’s Tour continues with lessons and learning about a Shaker child’s day in the Schoolhouse, and a walk through the Round Stone Barn. Complete the tour by visiting our animals in the barnyard with our farm staff.
      Cost: $15 per child, $13 for HSV Member children
      IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a family tour, and an adult parent or chaperone must accompany their children on this tour. The cost is $15 per child. Adults accompanying a child on the tour may do so by adding $10 to their regular admission price, or $8 for HSV Member parents. SCHEDULE: Tours are held daily from June 28, 2014 – August 31, 2014 at 11:00 am, and last approximately an hour and a half.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • July 25, Shaker After Dark at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 7:00 pm
    • Think the Shakers were dull? Join us for a lively exploration of their very human sides. New themes, including scandal, defiance and decadence, will be explored each month with interesting hors d’oeuvre and wine or beer pairings.
      $35, Ages 21 & over only (includes program & Village admission). Reserve online or call 800.734.5611 extension 1545 to reserve by phone. Space is limited. Non-refundable prepayment is required.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • July 25, Antique Car Rally at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
    • The American Classic Auto Association will be stopping at the SHS to learn about the Shaker Historical Society, Shaker Heights, our 1917 fire truck and the history of automobiles in Shaker. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the community here to see some pretty amazing cars at the museum!
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • July 26, The Queen of the Garden: Lavender in the Kitchen - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Historically, one of the Shakers’ most popular herbs , this fragrant plant lends wonderful “old world” flavor to your foods and is among the most popular herbs in the marketplace today. While visiting the Shakers’ perennial beds, you will learn about the best varieties to plant, the best methods of cultivation and propagation, harvesting, and drying. Everyone will receive organic lavender samples and recipes to use at home. Class size: 15.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 26, Dovetails Workshop - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Dovetail joints are classic characteristics of many examples of Shaker furniture from the 19 th century. Internationally - known woodworker Chris Becksvoort will share his life - long expertise and techniques as a master cabinetmaker and scholar of Shaker furniture. Participants will learn proper layout procedures and methods for marking, sawing,
      chiseling, and fitting dovetails . Emphasis is on technique and precision. This class is designed for the beginner woodworker and those with advanced woodworking experience. Please bring: pencil, 12” ruler, utility knife, square, marking gauge, T - bevel (or dovetail marker) , mallet, dovetail saw and chisels – ¼”, 3/8”, and ¾”. PLEASE choose either morning session (9am - 12noon) or afternoon session (1pm - 4pm). Class size: 8 per session. $50.00
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 26, August 16, or September 13, Beginner’s Woodcarving Workshop - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Through more than 200 years, a handful of Shaker Brethren (including Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson), and one Sister, (Annie Belle Tuttle) practiced the art of woodcarving. Join local, award-winning, master-carver Norm Devonshire for the basics of carving, including proper use of the knife, types of cuts, methods and techniques, and sharpening. All participants will complete their own finished carving of a Scottie dog and leave with the skill set to begin a new hobby of woodcarving. Carving knives will be furnished for use, and for sale at additional cost. Offered on three different dates. Class size: per session 6. $50.00.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 26, Game-Board Pattern Table Runner Workshop - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Sabbathday Lake’s Eldress Prudence Stickney (1860-1950) and Sister Ada Cummings(1862-1926) were two highly-skilled Shaker quilters. Local, expert seamstress and quilter Dianne Devonshire will teach participants
      the hands-on basics of quilting. Emphasis will be placed on the tips and techniques for creating precisely matched corners, angles, and seams. Participants will complete an attractive table runner and leave with the skills to continue quilting. This is an excellent class for beginners, and new quilters. Class open to those with basic sewing machine experience (threading, winding a bobbin, etc.). Ages 12 and up. Participants need to bring: Sewing machine, fabric scissors, rotary cutter, ruler, and fabric–material list provided at sign up.
      Class size: 8. $40.00.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 26, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom: at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2 ½-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds,mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3 - mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Fees: Reservations encouraged, but not required. Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE.
      Combine this outdoor classroom habitat-experience with a trip to the nearby Maine Wildlife Park, home of Maine’s most popular animals.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 26 & 27, Shaker Village Folk Weekend at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
    • Saturday, July 26th. Workshops (pre-registration required)

      - Dovetails. $50. (see calendar listing below)
      - Beginner’s Woodcarving. $50. (see calendar listing below)
      - Game-Board Pattern Table Runner. $40. (see calendar listing below)
      - Lavender in the Kitchen. $40.(see calendar listing below)

      Sunday, July 27th. Open Farm Day: Shaker Village. Free, Traditional Crafts & Demos: 12noon – 4pm

      - Lamb to Loom: Sandy Dzyak and Janet Cameron
      - From fiber to finish: R & R Spinners
      - Blacksmithing: Tim Greene
      - Woodcarving: Poland Woodcarvers
      - Rug Hooking: Parris House Wool Works
      - Plant Sale: Donna’s Greenhouse

      Special Programs: 12noon - 4pm

      - Barn tours, wagon rides, bee display, herb garden tours, museum exhibits.
      - Book Signing: Shaker Barns of Maine by Don Perkins.
      - Dressage: Painted Pony Equestrian Center
      - BBQ dinner
      - Bake Sale: New GloucesterHistorical Society
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 26 & 27, 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
  • July 26 & 27, Basket Weekend at Fruitlands Museum 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm both days
    • Discover Fruitlands' extensive collection of baskets in our Native American, Shaker and Fruitlands Farmhouse Museum buildings plus our special exhibit of the Ehrenkranz Basket Collection in the Art Gallery. We'll have simple basket making activities for the whole family, highlight tours, and a presentation on the unique collection of local basket maker Sally Gardner. Basket makers from the region will be on site selling their wares and doing hands-on demonstrations. Plus basket bombing! Read more.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
    • 978-456-3924
  • July 27, Open Farm Day: Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 12:00 noon - 4:30 pm
    • More than 150 farms throughout the State of Maine join in this one-day celebration of agriculture and farming. The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village may be the oldest farm in Maine still operated under the same management, since 1783. See Scottish highland cattle, a flock of more than 40 sheep, bees, barn cats, apple orchards, herb and vegetable gardens. Featured activities of the day include guided tours of the 1830 barns by Brother Arnold Hadd, tractor-drawn wagon rides, honey bee display and hives, tours of the Shakers’ historic herb gardens, and traditional craft demonstrations (woodcarving, blacksmithing, yarn spinning, “Lamb to Loom” demonstration, rug hooking). Bake sale and plant sale. Barbeque lunch plates. Shaker Store, Shaker Museum and Visitor’s Center are open. SPECIAL EVENT: Book signing by Don Perkins, author of Barns of Maine, featuring the Sabbathday Lake Shakers’ barns and many others! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see parts of Shaker Village that are not regularly open to the public! Bring your cameras! (www.getrealmaine.com) FREE.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 27, Bike Shaker Bike Tour: Why all the red brick in Shaker? by the Shaker Historical Society & Museum
      1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Join us on an 8.3 mile bike tour of historic Shaker Heights. Learn about why the predominant institutional and commercial architectural style is traditionally Georgian in Shaker. View homes and buildings designed by Cleveland architect Charles Schneider and Clarence Mack. See Plymouth Church and take in the sights of Shaker Square.
    • $15 or $20 if you want to rent one of our bikes. SHS Members get a $5 discount. RSVP 216.921.1201.
      Read more.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • July 28 - August 1, Creative Exploration (for kids) at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Open to ages 9 - 12 and taught by faculty from the Enfield Shaker Museum and AVA Gallery and Art Center of Lebanon, NH, participants in this exciting new partnership program will explore the architecture, music, and dance traditions of the Shakers, with visits planned to the Museum to start the day. Afternoons will be spent back at AVA, where the mornings' experiences will be turned into visual art. The camp concludes with an exhibition of student artwork at the Museum. Read more. Cost: $300 members, $325 non-members (scholarships available) Register at AVA (603) 448-3117 or at www.avagallery.org
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
    • phone or fax: 1-603-632-4346

August 2014

  • May - September Tues. and/or Thurs., Shakers’ Herb Garden Internship - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • The herb garden plots used at Shaker Village today have been under the Shakers’ cultivation for more than 231 years. Betsey - Ann Golon will lead a season - long, hands - on experience for those interested in learning more about the care, harvest, and uses of more than 16 important herbs grown at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Participants are welcome on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. The daily schedule will consist of work in the gardens from 9am until 12noon, a lunch break on the historic 1901 Girls’ Shop porch, and then an afternoon program in the herb gardens or in the Shakers’ Herb Department. The internship program is FREE. Please call with any questions: Betsey - Ann Golon at
      207 - 787 - 2764 or Michael Graham at 207 - 926 - 4597.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • May 22 - August 24, Fowl Portraits/Shaker Series at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Hancock Shaker Village will host a dual gallery exhibition throughout the summer of 2014. Paul Lange, Fowl Portraits will be displayed along with Eric Korenman, Shaker Series. The show will be displayed in the Poultry House from May 22 - August 24, 2014 with all items available for purchase.
      Cost: Included with general admission, FREE to HSV Members.
      An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 from 4-6pm in the Poultry House Gallery. Please RSVP online or call 413.443.0188 x115.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • June 10 - August 31, Exhibit: Spotlight On Poplarware at the Enfield Shaker Museum
      During Regular Museum Hours
    • Poplarware was a unique Shaker craft produced at Enfield and other Shaker villages in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibit examines this unusual decorative form and how it developed in response to changing forces within the communities, and as an example of the ever changing nature of products the Shakers sold to the world to support their communal existence. Cost: Regular admission. Members free. Read more.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
    • phone or fax: 1-603-632-4346
  • June 28 - August 31, Young Shaker’s Tour at Hancock Shaker Village Daily @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    • See the Village through the eyes of a Shaker child! Accompanied by a costumed interpreter, families and children together enjoy a hands-on activity in the historic Brick Dwelling Kitchen. The Young Shaker’s Tour continues with lessons and learning about a Shaker child’s day in the Schoolhouse, and a walk through the Round Stone Barn. Complete the tour by visiting our animals in the barnyard with our farm staff.
      Cost: $15 per child, $13 for HSV Member children
      IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a family tour, and an adult parent or chaperone must accompany their children on this tour. The cost is $15 per child. Adults accompanying a child on the tour may do so by adding $10 to their regular admission price, or $8 for HSV Member parents. SCHEDULE: Tours are held daily from June 28, 2014 – August 31, 2014 at 11:00 am, and last approximately an hour and a half.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • July 28 - August 1, Creative Exploration (for kids) at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Open to ages 9 - 12 and taught by faculty from the Enfield Shaker Museum and AVA Gallery and Art Center of Lebanon, NH, participants in this exciting new partnership program will explore the architecture, music, and dance traditions of the Shakers, with visits planned to the Museum to start the day. Afternoons will be spent back at AVA, where the mornings' experiences will be turned into visual art. The camp concludes with an exhibition of student artwork at the Museum. Read more. Cost: $300 members, $325 non-members (scholarships available) Register at AVA (603) 448-3117 or at www.avagallery.org
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
    • phone or fax: 1-603-632-4346
  • August 1, Coffee with the Collection at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
    • Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village staff for a rare opportunity to view exceptional objects from the 10,000-piece Shaker Village collection. This intimate tour includes refreshments, conversation and access to collections storage spaces not open to the public.
      $25 (includes program & Village admission). Reserve online or call 800.734.5611 extension 1545 to reserve by phone.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 2, Broom Making Demonstration at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available on the first Saturday of each month, March-October.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • August 2, Coffee with the Collection at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
    • Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village staff for a rare opportunity to view exceptional objects from the 10,000-piece Shaker Village collection. This intimate tour includes refreshments, conversation and access to collections storage spaces not open to the public.
      $25 (includes program & Village admission). Reserve online or call 800.734.5611 extension 1545 to reserve by phone.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 2, Twill Utensil Basket Workshop at Shaker Heritage Society 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • This 6” x 8” basket made from reed starts with a solid oak base and is woven in a continuous twill weave over a plastic mold. Color options are brown, green, blue, red, or natural. No experience needed, suitable for ages 14 and up. If you are unable to finish your basket by the end of the workshop, you may schedule more class time with Sandy on an alternate date; there will be an additional cost. Pre-registration with payment is required by July 25th. Please call or email to sign up.
      $25 per person plus $18 materials fee.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • August 2 & 3, Shaker Village Craft Fair at Pleasant Hill Sat 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • The Shaker Village Craft Fair is one of the state’s premier craft events. The fair attracts the elite among regional artisans as well as up-and-coming new artists, and boasts an assortment of crafts including exceptional pottery, jewelry, glass ware, woven rugs, needle craft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions. REDUCED admission - $10 ages 13 & above / $5 ages 6-12 / free 5 & under. Admission includes entrance into the craft fair and tours.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 2 & 3, Age of Iron Blacksmithing Weekend at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Blacksmiths, representing Berkshire, Connecticut, the Capital District, and New England Blacksmith Guilds will showcase their art and artisanship with both historical and contemporary demonstrations of blacksmithing. Ironwork craftsmanship dating from the 17th to the 21st century, Japanese hardware, tool making, engraving, and Viking and Shaker forging are just a few of the techniques and styles that will be showcased. Beautiful handwrought items from the participating blacksmiths will also be available for purchase. Participants who make custom ironwork for the home will be available to discuss specific commissions. Many exhibitors will be dressed in period costume as they demonstrate using tools and equipment of the same time period.

      Hancock Shaker Village ironwork will be highlighted with a special scavenger hunt for children, and interpretive talks pointing out Shaker metal work throughout the Village. Hancock Shaker Village’s blacksmith shop, which is staffed by skilled volunteer blacksmiths, will be open for tours and demonstrations. Cost: Included with general admission, FREE for HSV Members
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • August 2 & 3, 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
  • August 3, Coffee with the Collection at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
    • Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village staff for a rare opportunity to view exceptional objects from the 10,000-piece Shaker Village collection. This intimate tour includes refreshments, conversation and access to collections storage spaces not open to the public.
      $25 (includes program & Village admission). Reserve online or call 800.734.5611 extension 1545 to reserve by phone.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 8 - 9, WELL CRAFTED Local Brews & Local Bands at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Welcome to a well crafted weekend! This inaugural festival celebrates the quality and diversity of Kentucky's music and craft beer cultures by bringing together a flavorful mix of up-and-coming local breweries with favorite local musicians in a venue like no other.

      Weekend Passes on sale NOW! / $80 in advance ONLY / Register today!
      General Admission tickets go on sale May 15, if available!
      Meadow View Barn Dance, August 8, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. / $30 / Tickets go on sale May 15
      Well Crafted in the Field, August 9, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. / Tickets go on sale May 15. VIP / $60 / Includes commemorative tasting glass and 10 4-oz. pours. General Admission / $40. Youth (15 & Under) / $20.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 8-9, 16-17, 23-24, Shaker Woods Festival 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Here we will carry on the tradition of hosting more than 200 of the best juried craftspeople in the country. Each craftsperson will be dressed in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their remarkable handmade wares.

      While on the grounds, bring your walking shoes for a journey down the rustic paths throughout the beautifully manicured woods, while enjoying the aroma of great country cooking over open fires and the sound of free entertainment located at two different stages throughout the woods. If rest and relaxation are your desire during the day, enjoy one of our extraordinary man-made gardens that only Shaker Woods can deliver. It's simply relaxing.

      Over 200 Crafters and Artisians Shaker Brooms, Hand-Thrown Pottery, Blown Glass, Custom Jewelry, Florals, Handmade Furniture, Hand Dipped Candles, Custom Made Knives, Herbs and Spices, Hand Made Baskets and Much, Much More! General admission tickets will be on sale at the gate. Sorry no ATM available on site.

      Admission Rates: $8.00 per day per adult, 12 and Under are FREE, Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more! Parking is FREE. Please, no pets. For more information regarding the festival or to become a participant, please contact us at (330) 482-0214 or fax us at (330) 482-0215. You may also send us an email.
    • Shaker Woods Festival
    • Shaker Woods Grounds - 44337 County Line Rd. (just off state route 7), Columbiana, OH 44408
    • Phone: (330) 482-0214
    • Email: shakerwoods@cs.com
    • Web Site http://www.shakerwoods.com
  • August 9, 2014 Gala at Hancock Shaker Village 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Save the date for our annual gala, tentatively set for Saturday, August 9th, 2014. Come enjoy a special evening with friends and help to support the important educational programming of Hancock Shaker Village!
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • August 9 & 10, 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
  • August 9 & 10, Friends' Weekend at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 9 - September 27, Exhibit: Spotlight On North Family Cooperage at the Enfield Shaker Museum Regular Museum Hours
    • An exhibit of how the production of cooperage in 1869 became the mainstay of the North Family's economy and returned them to solvency. Cost: Regular admission. Members free.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
    • phone or fax: 1-603-632-4346
  • August 11 - 15, Time Traveling Shakers Camp - at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum
    • Explore the wonders of Shaker Heights’ history at The Shaker Historical Society as we host an adventure camp for children in grades 1-4. Time Traveling Shakers Camp is an interactive adventure camp that travels through time in Shaker Heights. Grades 1-4 will explore a different time period daily in Shaker Heights history through activities, crafts and games. Children will be able to discover the ever-evolving history of Shaker Heights, from the most recent events to the North Union Shakers to the Native Americans that once lived here.
      The fee is $60 for the full session or $15 per day. Class size is limited.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • August 16, Special Tour: African American Shakers - Shaker Heritage Society 1:00 pm
    • The Shakers promoted and practiced equality within their communities, though several paradoxes existed within their official stance on race. From making and selling shackles to slave owners, to participating in the Underground Railroad in New York, the Shakers’ relationship with their black brethren and sisters was not always simple. Explore the issues of race within the Watervliet community with this special tour focusing on African American Shakers. The tour will begin at the 1848 Meeting House.
      $5 per person suggested donation.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • August 16, Village Rising at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Join us for a day-long celebration as we unveil our new exhibit, Shaker Traditions, Contemporary Translations. This exhibition showcases the many ways in which visitors are inspired to translate the Shakers’ commitment to simplicity and thoughtfulness into their contemporary lives. Hands-on activities for families, guided tours, and a concert by Kevin Siegfried in the historic Meeting House.
      Cost: Free with the cost of regular admission.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 16, Garden Supper at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm
    • FRESH FOOD IN FRESH AIR Visit our garden, meet our gardener, and experience a remarkable seed-to-table meal in the company of friends, neighbors, and fellow supporters of Kentucky's food community. The Shaker Village culinary team will prepare a series of suppers inspired by, and served in the center of our late-summer vegetable garden. Changing menus will feature produce from the garden and will include appetizers, three course, and featured wines. Suppers will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.
      Inclusive Price: $85
      Register online or call 800.734.5611 ext. 1545 Non-refundable prepayment required.
      Make a weekend of it! Register for a Garden Supper and receive a 10% discount on overnight rooms at The Inn at Shaker Village. Call 800.734.5611 extension 1545 to receive room discount.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 16, Shaker Village Folk Festival at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Free, Traditional Craft Demonstrations: 10am - 4 pm
      - From fiber to finish: R & R Spinners
      Workshops: (pre-registration required)
      - Shaker Style Bench. $85.(see calendar listing below)
      - Weave a Shaker Style Chair Seat. $50. (see calendar listing below)
      - Beginner’s Woodcarving. $50. (see calendar listing below)
      - Pillow: Shaker Motto & Folk Design. $40. (see calendar listing below)
      Special Events:
      - Nature’s Outdoor Classroom. Adults $8, children $2.(see calendar listing below)
      - Tractor-drawn Wagon Rides.
      - Shaker-made fritters, hot coffee & herbal iced tea.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 16, Shaker Style Bench Workshop - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Shaker Elder Frederick Evans said ‘ that which possesses the greatest utility, has the greatest beauty. ’ This simple, 14” tall, pine bench with half - moon cutout legs, inspired from an original Shaker design, promises to be as functional as it is beautiful . Internationally renowned, local Master cabinetmaker Chris Becksvoort will teach the techniques required for the interlocking dovetailed braces and wedged mortise - and - tenon joints on this bench . Each participant will complete construction of their own bench, awaiting the finish of their choice. Please bring a square, knife, marking gauge, dovetail saw, chisels and a mallet. Class size: 10. $85.00
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 16, Weave a Shaker Style Chair Seat Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • For more than 200 years, the Shakers have seated their chairs and stools with woven cloth tape a classic Shaker feature that is colorful, comfortable, and durable. Local instructor and Shaker enthusiast Sandy Dzyak will explain the history of Shaker chairs using original, historic examples along with contemporary replicas. Learn the methods, tips, and techniques to weaving Shaker chair and stool seat patterns. Restore your favorite chair or stool in classic style. (Chair or stool must have rounded seat rails.)
      Materials list and resource list will be provided at sign-up. Participants are required to purchase Shaker tape prior to the workshop–suggested online sources are Shaker Workshops, the Basket Makers Catalog, and V.I. Reed & Co. Class size: 6. $50.00.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 16, or September 13, Beginner’s Woodcarving Workshop - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Through more than 200 years, a handful of Shaker Brethren (including Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson), and one Sister, (Annie Belle Tuttle) practiced the art of woodcarving. Join local, award-winning, master-carver Norm Devonshire for the basics of carving, including proper use of the knife, types of cuts, methods and techniques, and sharpening. All participants will complete their own finished carving of a Scottie dog and leave with the skill set to begin a new hobby of woodcarving. Carving knives will be furnished for use, and for sale at additional cost. Class size: per session 6. $50.00.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 16, Pillow: Shaker Motto & Folk Design Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • The Shakers’ founder, Mother Ann Lee (1736-1784) said “the gospel is the greatest treasure that souls can possess; go home and be faithful; put your hands to work, and give your hearts to God.” Using the motto “Hands to Work, Hearts to God” local seamstress and Shaker Village tourguide, Dianne Devonshire, will provide instruction on the arts of applique and embroidery. Participants will embroider a folky accent pillow with the Shakers’ motto along with an appliqued heart-in-hand design. This is an excellent class for beginners, and new quilters. Class open to those with basic sewing machine experience (threading, winding a bobbin, etc.). Ages 12 and up. Participants need to bring: Sewing machine, fabric scissors, rotary cutter, ruler, and fabric–material list provided at sign up. Participants will learn the skills to embark on other embroidery and applique projects, including quilting. Class size: 8. $40.00.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 16, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom: at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2 ½-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds,mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3 - mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Fees: Reservations encouraged, but not required. Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE.
      Combine this outdoor classroom habitat-experience with a trip to the nearby Maine Wildlife Park, home of Maine’s most popular animals.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 16, Dragonfly Ball Fundraiser at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm
    • Join us for an evening of cocktails, dancing, and exciting auction and raffle prizes. Featuring a delicious seated dinner and music by Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Band. Proceeds benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum. Cost: $65 per person, 10% off to members. To purchase tickets, contact us at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org Overnight rooms are available.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
    • phone or fax: 1-603-632-4346
  • August 16 & 17, 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
  • August 16 & 17, Advanced Oval Box Workshop at Hancock Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Build on your woodworking skills and master the form of the Oval Box. This class will be lighter on group instruction time and allow more individual work time with assistance from instructor Steve Grasselli. Students may make bigger boxes than in Box Basics, or advance to other oval box-like projects such as oval carriers or trays. Participants will also be able to examine up-close a variety of more advanced oval box examples from the HSV collection. Tools and materials provided, Oval Box Basics or similar prior experience/instruction is advised. Member price $245.00. Non-member price &270.00.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • August 16, 23, & September 6, Garden Supper at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm
    • FRESH FOOD IN FRESH AIR Visit our garden, meet our gardener, and experience a remarkable seed-to-table meal in the company of friends, neighbors, and fellow supporters of Kentucky's food community. The Shaker Village culinary team will prepare a series of suppers inspired by, and served in the center of our late-summer vegetable garden. Changing menus will feature produce from the garden and will include appetizers, three course, and featured wines. Suppers will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather. Inclusive Price: $85. To register call 800.734.5611 ext. 1545. Non-refundable prepayment required.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 22, Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle and Banjo Concert at the Enfield Shaker Museum 7:30 pm
    • This benefit concert with 100% of the ticket sales donated to the Enfield Shaker Museum and the Upper Valley Land Trust will include original and old time Appalachian music performed by Ken and Brad Kolodner. Cost: $25 per person. Contact the Enfield Shaker Museum to purchase your tickets today. Phone: (603) 632-4346. Read more.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
    • phone or fax: 1-603-632-4346
  • August 22, The Shakers and Mental Health in the 19th Century - Shaker Heritage Society 5:30 pm
    • In the 19th century, care for the mentally ill was almost non-existent. Many people suffering from mental health issues were placed in prisons, almshouses, or asylums, where conditions were deplorable and treatment was inhumane, sometimes bordering on torture. How did the Shakers deal with members who exhibited signs of mental illness? Join Education Director Samantha Saladino and explore issues of mental health within the Watervliet Shaker community. Participants may bring a “brown bag” dinner. Dessert provided by the museum. Please call or email to sign up.
      $5 per person suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • August 23, Maine Native American Summer Market at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
    • The sixth annual festival of Maine’s finest, award-winning Native American artists will be held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. More than 40 members of the Penobscot,Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes will demonstrate traditional Wabanaki art forms including basketmaking, stone carving, bark etching, beadwork and jewelry, in addition to featured performances of drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling by the Burnurwurbskek Singers, the Sipayik Dance Troup, and Micmac spiritual leader David Sanipass. This is the southernmost gathering of Wabanaki artists in the state of Maine. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand Maine’s Native American culture. FREE ADMISSION! Rain or shine.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 23, Garden Supper at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm
    • FRESH FOOD IN FRESH AIR Visit our garden, meet our gardener, and experience a remarkable seed-to-table meal in the company of friends, neighbors, and fellow supporters of Kentucky's food community. The Shaker Village culinary team will prepare a series of suppers inspired by, and served in the center of our late-summer vegetable garden. Changing menus will feature produce from the garden and will include appetizers, three course, and featured wines. Suppers will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.
      Inclusive Price: $85
      Register online or call 800.734.5611 ext. 1545 Non-refundable prepayment required.
      Make a weekend of it! Register for a Garden Supper and receive a 10% discount on overnight rooms at The Inn at Shaker Village. Call 800.734.5611 extension 1545 to receive room discount.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 23 & 24, 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
  • August 23, & September 6, Garden Supper at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm
    • FRESH FOOD IN FRESH AIR Visit our garden, meet our gardener, and experience a remarkable seed-to-table meal in the company of friends, neighbors, and fellow supporters of Kentucky's food community. The Shaker Village culinary team will prepare a series of suppers inspired by, and served in the center of our late-summer vegetable garden. Changing menus will feature produce from the garden and will include appetizers, three course, and featured wines. Suppers will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather. Inclusive Price: $85. To register call 800.734.5611 ext. 1545. Non-refundable prepayment required.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 28, Let Freedom Ring Tour at Canterbury Shaker Village 2:00 pm
    • The Village will commemorate the 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech with a special “Shakers & Equality: Let Freedom Ring” tour at 2:00pm. The tour, which is free with museum admission, will connect visitors with the Shaker ideals of gender and racial equality. The tour will culminate in the ringing of the 500 lb. Paul Revere bell atop the Dwelling House at 3:00 pm.

      On August 28, 1963 at3:00pm, Dr. Martin Luther King first uttered one of the most powerful and memorable phrases in American history, “I have a dream.” Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech marked a crucial turning point in the American Civil Rights movement and asserted his absolute commitment to a nonviolent approach to confronting America’s entrenched system of racial bias. In it, he urged Americans to let freedom ring “….from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.” His words resound through the years, celebrating the progress America has made in the quest for racial justice, and recalling us to the challenges that still confront us as a nation.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 29, Shaker After Dark at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 7:00 pm
    • Think the Shakers were dull? Join us for a lively exploration of their very human sides. New themes, including scandal, defiance and decadence, will be explored each month with interesting hors d’oeuvre and wine or beer pairings.
      $35, Ages 21 & over only (includes program & Village admission). Reserve online or call 800.734.5611 extension 1545 to reserve by phone. Space is limited. Non-refundable prepayment is required.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 30 & 31, 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

September 2014

  • August 9 - September 27, Exhibit: Spotlight On North Family Cooperage at the Enfield Shaker Museum Regular Museum Hours
    • An exhibit of how the production of cooperage in 1869 became the mainstay of the North Family's economy and returned them to solvency. Cost: Regular admission. Members free.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
    • phone or fax: 1-603-632-4346
  • September 5, Opening Reception – WoodWORKS Revisited at Hancock Shaker Village 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Join us at Hancock Shaker Village for the opening reception of WoodWORKS Revisited. The show will be displayed in the Poultry House from September 5 - November 2, 2014 with all items available for purchase
      Please RSVP to Maribeth Cellana 413.443.0188 x100

      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
  • September 5, “Marble Hall from Top to Bottom” with the Western Shaker Study Group 7:30
    • Explore Marble Hall at Otterbein with a guided tour including the attic. Built as the Trustee’s office in 1819, it was remodeled in the Victorian style, hoping to attract new members. Come visit the only major structure remaining at Union Village. You won’t be disappointed.
    • Western Shaker Study Group, (meetings at) at Otterbein Lebanon Campus Center or other announced locations.
  • September 6, Shaker Auction with Willis Henry Auctions at Hancock Shaker Village 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Mark your calendar for the Shaker Auction with Willis Henry Auctions on Saturday, September 6, 2014! Preview days on Thursday, September 4th – Friday, September 5th – Saturday morning, September 6th.
      Cost: There is no entrance fee to attend the auction.
      Contact: Willis Henry Auctions 781-834-7774.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 6, Broom Making Demonstration - at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available on the first Saturday of each month, March-October.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • September 6, Shaker Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Enjoy the outdoors as you explore the booths of over 70 different crafters at the Shaker Craft Fair. Get an early start on your holiday shopping as you discover jewelry, jams, quilts, apparel, pottery, soaps, and decorative items for your home. A Family Activity Station will feature activities for all ages throughout the weekend. Members of the Abenaki First Nation will offer traditional craft activities, displays, and music. Site tours are scheduled on both days at 11:30 and 1:30.
      $4 per person or $3 with this ad; SHS members and under 18 free
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • September 6, Garden Supper at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm
    • FRESH FOOD IN FRESH AIR Visit our garden, meet our gardener, and experience a remarkable seed-to-table meal in the company of friends, neighbors, and fellow supporters of Kentucky's food community. The Shaker Village culinary team will prepare a series of suppers inspired by, and served in the center of our late-summer vegetable garden. Changing menus will feature produce from the garden and will include appetizers, three course, and featured wines. Suppers will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.
      Inclusive Price: $85
      Register online or call 800.734.5611 ext. 1545 Non-refundable prepayment required.
      Make a weekend of it! Register for a Garden Supper and receive a 10% discount on overnight rooms at The Inn at Shaker Village. Call 800.734.5611 extension 1545 to receive room discount.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • September 7, Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village by Shirley Historical Society
      12:30 p.m.
    • Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village - MUST reserve and pay $15 in advance. mail@shirleyhistory.org for details.
    • Shirley Historical Society, 182 Center Road, PO Box 217, Shirley, MA 01464-0217
  • September 13, Rock My Religion Celebration and Gala at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Opening at the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon August 29, Dan Graham's 1984 art video Rock My Religion explores the connection between ecstatic religious practices in American history and the development of rock-n-roll music and youth culture. Drawing a line from Ann Lee, the founder of the Shakers, to rock icon Patti Smith, Graham presents a provocative take on the Shaker legacy.
      On Saturday, September 13, the museum will host a day-long celebration of history, art, and music followed by a gala dinner and auction. All proceeds will benefit the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon.
      For information on ticket prices and how you can be involved with or attend this special day & night celebration, please write to programs@shakerml.org, or contact Wyatt Erchak at 518-794-9100 x220.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, (not for mail delivery) 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • September 13, Canterbury Artisan Festival 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tickets $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-17, children under 5 free. The Canterbury Artisan Fair celebrates Traditional Arts with an Artisan Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market, music, artisan food and demonstrations. Interested in being a vendor? Check back in the spring for details on how to apply.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 13, Music on the Farm at South Union Shaker Village 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Imagine how nice it will be to feel the cool fall breezes wafting through the 1875 Grain Barn, while listening to live music, and enjoying afternoon dessert! Kick back in a relaxed family atmosphere and partake in some traditional Southern delicacies, including fried peach pies, fresh apple cake, apple cider slushes, and homemade Shaker Sweet Potato Pie ice cream from Chaney’s Dairy Barn.
      RESERVATIONS: $15/person | $25/couple | $5/children ages 6-12
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • September 13, Shaker Village Folk Festival at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Free, Traditional Craft Demonstrations: 10am - 4 pm
      - From fiber to finish: R & R Spinners
      - Blacksmithing: Tim Greene
      - Shaker Style Brush Making: Kent Ruesswick
      Workshops: (pre-registration required)
      - Beginner’s Woodcarving. $50. (see calendar listing below)
      - The Art of Basic Bookbinding. $55. (see calendar listing below)
      Special Events:
      - Nature’s Outdoor Classroom. Adults $8, children $2.(see calendar listing below)
      - Tractor-drawn Wagon Rides.
      - Shaker-made fritters, hot coffee & herbal iced tea.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, Biblical Wreath - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • For thousands of years, mankind has used herbs for a variety of purposes, as mentioned throughout the Bible and elsewhere. While learning about ancient and modern uses of some popular herbs, participants will visit the Shakers’ his toric herb gardens and harvest bunches of lamb’s ear, thyme, sage, oregano and other fresh herbs that will be used to create a small, decorative, fragrant, and useful wreath with a fa scinating story. Class size: 15. $40.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, Herbal Christmas: Gifts from the Shakers’ Gardens - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • The natural environment has inspired the Shaker s for nearly 200 years. As the basis for this project, p articipants will gather herbs and wildflowers from the Shakers ’ gardens to be crafted into several different holiday projects of your choice, each suitable as a special gift at the holidays. Materials will also be provided to create other culinary gifts, including herbal blends, and an herbal oil and an herbal vinegar. Please join us for this harvest prelude to the Christmas season . Class size: 12. $40.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, Beginner’s Woodcarving Workshop - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Through more than 200 years, a handful of Shaker Brethren (including Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson), and one Sister, (Annie Belle Tuttle) practiced the art of woodcarving. Join local, award-winning, master-carver Norm Devonshire for the basics of carving, including proper use of the knife, types of cuts, methods and techniques, and sharpening. All participants will complete their own finished carving of a Scottie dog and leave with the skill set to begin a new hobby of woodcarving. Carving knives will be furnished for use, and for sale at additional cost. Class size: per session 6. $50.00.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, The Art of Basic Bookbinding Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
      9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    • In the early 19th century, the Shakers produced many of their own books using simple bookbinding techniques. Artist and instructor Bonnie Faulkner, owner of Heron Point Gallery in Portland, will teach the art of handmade books. Through a series of demonstr ations, participants will learn to make with high-quality art paper three styles of simple-sewn books, including accordion, pocket, and single-section notebook. Leave them blank or bring photos, flat memorabilia (pressed flowers, postcards, Valentine’s, antique tradecards, etc.), stamps, art markers, short stories, poetry, or interesting items to transform these books into creative, expressive and personalized keepsakes. Participants will learn all the skills to make books on their own for personal use, special gifts, or invitations. Class size: 12. $55.00.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom: at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2 ½-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds,mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3 - mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Fees: Reservations encouraged, but not required. Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE.
      Combine this outdoor classroom habitat-experience with a trip to the nearby Maine Wildlife Park, home of Maine’s most popular animals.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 13-14, Giant Apple Fest Yard Sale at Alfred Shaker Museum
    • On September 13 & 14, as part of Alfred’s Apple Fest celebration, the Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum will feature their traditional Giant Yard Sale. Come discover some bargains!
      All donations of items will be gratefully accepted. For pickup, call Barbara Carlson at 651-6700, or bring your donations to the Museum. If you have a yard sale and have things left over, FASM will be happy to pick up your leftovers, with a little notice. All proceeds will go to the Alfred Shaker Museum.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • September 14, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Canterbury brooms were prized for their simplicity, workmanship and usefulness. Join Everett Bailey as he guides you in the skill of basic broom making in the historic Village Carpenter’s Shop. No experience is necessary to attend, only patience and an interest in Shaker craft. At the end of this workshop, you will take home a completed Shaker style broom that offers something out of the ordinary.
      Instructor: Everett Bailey
      Fee: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $82.50 Not-Yet-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 17, Berkshires to Boston Bike Tour - Hancock Shaker Village 7:00 am – 8:30 am
    • The Berkshires to Boston Bike Tour covers 240 miles from Hancock Shaker Village to Boston over three days (September 17-19, 2014). Join us for this challenging event!
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 19 - 21, Common Ground Country Fair - Booth by Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
    • Visit the Shakers’ booth in the Agricultural Products section. Full line of culinary herbs, herbal teas, culinary waters, books, and more! For more information: www.mofga.org
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 20, HSV Trail Marathon & Ultramarathon at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Come enjoy a New England autumn day in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts & New York and run on the Taconic Crest Trail. The Taconic Mountains run parallel to the hill tops of the Appalachian Trail, so expect a very challenging day of running. The race will begin and finish on the grounds of the historic Hancock Shaker Village. These races will have it all: camping, great scenery, a lot of single track trail, tough climbing, mud, and an after race party featuring local beer from Big Elm Brewing! While you are out running, your family and crew may take advantage of a discounted price and enjoy the farm and museum of Hancock Shaker Village.
      Learn more about race details and registration here: HSV Trail Races
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 20 & 21, HarvestFest at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Kick off the fall season with a down-home harvest celebration for the whole family! Climb the hay stacks and bob for apples in the Kids' Village, enter your favorite autumn recipe in the dessert contest, meet the animals on the farm, enjoy live music and so much more. Complete schedule of activities available online this summer. Included in regular tour admission. Admission: $15 ages 13 & above / $5 ages 6-12 / free 5 & under.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • September 21, Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village by Shirley Historical Society
      12:30 p.m.
    • Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village - MUST reserve and pay $15 in advance. mail@shirleyhistory.org for details.
    • Shirley Historical Society, 182 Center Road, PO Box 217, Shirley, MA 01464-0217
  • September 24 - 28, Timberframing Workshop at Hancock Shaker Village 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Participants learn the craft of timber frame construction using 18th and 19th century tools and techniques, completing the parts and assembling the frame of a small building. Instructional demonstrations and discussions supplement the hands-on learning activities. Participants also will have the rare opportunity to examine original Shaker timber framing throughout the Village on a behind-the-scenes guided tour. Tools and materials provided; students may also bring their own set of basic timber framing tools if desired.
      Cost: $480, $435 for HSV Members
      IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants must register directly with the instructors for this 5-day workshop. Please call Jack Sobon: 413.684.3223 or Dave Carlon 413.684.3612.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 27, 10-Mile Hobbit Hobble 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.
      $40 by August 31 / $45 on race day. Hikers begin at 8:00 a.m., runners begin at 8:30 a.m.
      Register online or call 800.734.5611 Ext. 1545.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • Septemaber 27 & 28, 17th Annual Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • The Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village celebrates the bounty of the harvest with agricultural demonstrations, wagon rides, a fabulous Farmers Market, and our huge tents full of the best local and regional crafters and artisans. Come out to the farm and see all the Country Fair has to offer! Cost: Included with general admission, FREE for HSV Members.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • Septemaber 27 & 28, 2014 Craft Festival at Fruitlands Museum Sat. 10:00 am - 400 pm, Sun. 11:00 am - 400 pm
    • Fruitlands is teaming up with the Worcester Center for Crafts for the fourth year to bring you a juried craft festival. Some of the most talented artists in New England will be selling their work under the tent at Fruitlands. So mark your calendar now and get ready to do some Christmas shopping in September!
      Saturday, September 27, 10AM - 4PM. Sunday, September 28, 11AM - 4PM.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
    • 978-456-3924
  • September 28 - October 4, Make a Shaker Table at Snow Farm - The New England Craft Program
    • Shaker furniture is widely admired for its simplicity, quality and functionality. Using Shaker design as inspiration, make a small table, from design to the final finish. Many woodworking skills will be covered, including design and layout, joinery, glue ups and clamping, and finishing techniques. Both hand and power tools will be used. A variety of woods will be available, including ash, pine, maple and cherry.
      Instructor:Mark Ragonese
      Cost: $585.00 days only. $770.00 overnight inclusive
    • Snow Farm 5 Clary Road Williamsburg, MA 01096
    • 1-413-268-3101

October 2014

  • September 28 - October 4, Make a Shaker Table at Snow Farm - The New England Craft Program
    • Shaker furniture is widely admired for its simplicity, quality and functionality. Using Shaker design as inspiration, make a small table, from design to the final finish. Many woodworking skills will be covered, including design and layout, joinery, glue ups and clamping, and finishing techniques. Both hand and power tools will be used. A variety of woods will be available, including ash, pine, maple and cherry.
      Instructor:Mark Ragonese
      Cost: $585.00 days only. $770.00 overnight inclusive
    • Snow Farm 5 Clary Road Williamsburg, MA 01096
    • 1-413-268-3101
  • October 4, Broom Making Demonstration at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available on the first Saturday of each month, March-October.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • October 4, Fall Foliage Hike at Ann Lee Pond - Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am
    • Enjoy a quintessential autumn morning in Upstate New York. Join Samantha Saladino, our Education Director, and explore the easy walking trails along Ann Lee Pond. Discover the wonderful nature that thrives there, from indigenous plants to the resident snapping turtles. Learn how the Shakers used the pond as a resource. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the vibrant changing leaves. Please call or email to sign up.
      $5 per person suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • October 4, A Walk Back in Shaker History at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • A guided hike through the woods to one of the old Shaker maple sugar camps. We will explore the foundation ruins/remnants of the sugar house, barn, outbuildings, well, etc. and compare the remnants at the site to historic old photos of the sugar camp when it was functioning at its prime. We will read journal entries at the camp site that were written by the Shakers describing life and work at the sugar camp, and enjoy local maple sugar candy by North Family Farm. Required skills: Participants must be in good enough physical shape to hike 2 to 3 miles through the woods and not necessarily on a trail.
      Instructor: Mark Stevens
      Fee: $10.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $12.50 Not-Yet-Members. Register Today!
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 4, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Canterbury brooms were prized for their simplicity, workmanship and usefulness. Join Everett Bailey as he guides you in the skill of basic broom making in the historic Village Carpenter’s Shop. No experience is necessary to attend, only patience and an interest in Shaker craft. At the end of this workshop, you will take home a completed Shaker style broom that offers something out of the ordinary.
      Instructor: Everett Bailey
      Fee: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $82.50 Not-Yet-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 4, Digital Photographic Artistry Workshop: Creative Composition at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Instructor Fred LeBlanc will help students apply traditional photographic values, composition and story telling to the new era of digital photography, and will also cover new tools available in the digital realm, such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) settings and techniques. HDR allows for a greater range of exposures, capturing everything from dark shadows to bright highlights and combining them into a single image, offering tones and values beyond what can be achieved through a standard photograph. Member Price $90.00. Non-member price 100.00.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 4 & 5, 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
  • October 5, Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village by Shirley Historical Society
      12:30 p.m.
    • Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village - MUST reserve and pay $15 in advance. mail@shirleyhistory.org for details.
    • Shirley Historical Society, 182 Center Road, PO Box 217, Shirley, MA 01464-0217
  • October 5, Bike Shaker: East View Tour by the Shaker Historical Society & Museum
    • Join us on a 6 mile bike tour of the East View of Shaker Heights including the neighborhoods of Fernway, Sussex and Lomond. Learn about life when Shaker Heights was first settled; see the oldest house in Shaker, Van Sweringen demonstration homes and other historical treasures. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/408138644.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • October 11, Shaker Farm Day at South Union Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • The common farm chores of yesterday are practically lost arts today, but not at the South Union Shaker Village! Enjoy a day of interactive demonstrations where butter is made, corn is shelled, hams are smoked, laundry is boiled, apples are pressed into cider and much more. Lunch will be available.
      TICKETS: $10/person | $5 children ages 6-12.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • October 11, Shaker Village Folk Festival at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Free, Traditional Craft Demonstrations: 10am - 4 pm
      - From fiber to finish: R & R Spinners
      - Weaving: Marji Thompson
      - Hand Embroidery: The Embroiderers Guild of America
      - Broom-Making: Paul Russell
      Workshops: (pre-registration required)
      - Herbal Christmas: Gifts from the Shakers Gardens
      Special Events:
      - Cider Pressing – bring your own apples or purchase at Shaker Store.
      - Nature’s Outdoor Classroom. Adults $8, children $2.(see calendar listing below)
      - Tractor-drawn Wagon Rides.
      - Home-made apple fritters and hot cider
      - Apple Pie Sale: New Gloucester Historical Society
      - Mums and Plant Sale: Donna’s Greenhouse
      - Decorate Jack-be-Little pumpkins with kids
      - Making Apple Butter
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 11, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom: at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2 ½-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds,mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3 - mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Fees: Reservations encouraged, but not required. Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE.
      Combine this outdoor classroom habitat-experience with a trip to the nearby Maine Wildlife Park, home of Maine’s most popular animals.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 11, Birdwatching at the Shaker Bog - Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Trained naturalist and birdwatcher Carol Beyna will lead groups to the fascinating habitats of the Shaker Bog. The bog was originally built by the Shakers in 1816 as a reservoir to power their mills, but today, this 40 - acre wetland has become a diverse ecosystem; the feeding ground of moose, the home of beaver, mink, fischer, fox and an occasional black bear. The combination of woodland and wetland provides an ideal habitat for a wide variety of songbirds, game fowl, woodpeckers and more. Learn to beckon chickadees, nuthatches and other small birds. Possible sighting also include pileated woodpeckers, loons, ducks, Canada geese, American bald eagle, hawks, and the Shaker bog’s resident community of Sand Hill Cranes. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Mainewoods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 2-hour, moderate trail walk in the woods. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Tour size limited to 12. Reservations required. Adults $5 and Children $2.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 11 & 12, 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
  • October 18, Vintage Car Show at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Presented in partnership with the White Mountain Region Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America will host a Vintage Car Show on the Village grounds.
      Visitors can admire automobiles from many eras, meet with the owners and other vintage car enthusiasts, enjoy Village tours and exhibits, and shop for local handcrafts at the Museum Store. An outdoor grill lunch will be available as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 18, Learn needle-felting techniques with Beva at Alfred Shaker Museum 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Learn needle-felting techniques with Beva. Make a wool needle-felted turkey, just in time for the upcoming holidays! Materials cost: $15. More details to follow at a later date
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • October 18 & 19, 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
  • October 19, Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village by Shirley Historical Society
      12:30 p.m.
    • Guided Tour of Shirley Shaker Village - MUST reserve and pay $15 in advance. mail@shirleyhistory.org for details.
    • Shirley Historical Society, 182 Center Road, PO Box 217, Shirley, MA 01464-0217
  • October 25, Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Experience the other-worldly feel of our 200-year-old historic site on an October evening. This special night has something for everyone! Stroll the village for Trick or Treating, hear true Village ghost accounts from story tellers, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities and hot cider at this event for the whole family. Make sure to wear your costume!
      Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, under 5 free.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 25, Friends' Fall Work Day at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 25 & 26, 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 2014

  • 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.
      Register online.
    • 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 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 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 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

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.
    • 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.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

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