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March 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries.  November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2015

    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • March 4, Snowshoe Walks at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm
    • Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling for a snowshoe walk along trails on land once walked on by the Enfield Shakers. Trips range from .5 miles to 4 miles. An exiting winter walk with discussions along the way on how the land was used by the original Enfield Shakers. Maps available and winter photo opportunities abound! At the conclusion, hot beverages will be served in the Great Stone Dwelling. Cost: Free, donations accepted.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • March 18, Snowshoe Walks at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm
    • Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling for a snowshoe walk along trails on land once walked on by the Enfield Shakers. Trips range from .5 miles to 4 miles. An exiting winter walk with discussions along the way on how the land was used by the original Enfield Shakers. Maps available and winter photo opportunities abound! At the conclusion, hot beverages will be served in the Great Stone Dwelling. Cost: Free, donations accepted.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

April 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • April 11 - May 3, Baby Animals at the Shaker Farm at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Join us for our season-opener, Saturday, April 11 through Sunday, May 3, to meet all the new baby animals on the Shaker Farm! Enjoy the historic Shaker Village, its working farm (including compost areas, beehives, and greenhouses). Have lunch at our Savory Harvest Cafe. Shop in our Village Store. Jump aboard the hay wagon for a Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour (advance registration required.)
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 11 through May 24, “EAT,” a new exhibition of barnyard animals at Hancock Shaker Village
    • “EAT,” a new exhibition of barnyard animals by the beloved Stockbridge artist Susan Merrill, will grace the walls of the Poultry House from April 11 through May 24, 2015. Sale of artwork supports Hancock Shaker Village. Explore our online gallery. To purchase artwork, call 413.443.0188.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 11, Hands-on Grafting - at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • This is a two-part workshop. Participants may sign up for one segment or both. If you are registering for both segments, please feel free to bring a bag lunch. Canterbury Shaker Village will have hot beverages and water available.
      Presenter: Michael Phillips Grafting fruit trees involves a sharp knife and the mindset of a surgeon—but don’t let that intimidate you! Budwood from one cultivar spliced into the growth tissue of a similar fruiting tree results in a branch structure growing beyond that graft point which will now be the desired cultivar. Michael will guide participants in bench grafting, using the whip-and-tongue union to place a chosen variety on provided rootstock. And, yes, you get to make your own graft and take two baby trees home! We will also head outside to topwork an existing tree using the bark inlay graft. Understanding this technique allows you to create a tree bearing multiple varieties. The practical insights shared in this workshop will launch many fruit adventures ahead.
      Cost: Single Class $35.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $40.00 Non-Members; with Competent Pruning $60.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $75.00 Non-Members. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • April 11, Competent Pruning - at Canterbury Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • This is a two-part workshop. Participants may sign up for one segment or both. If you are registering for both segments, please feel free to bring a bag lunch. Canterbury Shaker Village will have hot beverages and water available.
      Presenter: Michael Phillips Early spring is an ideal time to prune fruit trees. Michael will discuss specific horticultural goals to keep in mind when deciding which limbs and shoots to remove: sunlight interception, strong branch structure, this year’s fruiting prospects, tree calmness, and canopy renewal. We achieve these goals by distinguishing between thinning cuts and heading cuts. The theory of pruning may sound daunting . . . which is why this workshop takes place at an actual orchard with trees needing attention. You’ll see the results of appropriate cuts from the perspective of light space. Better yet, for those so inclined, you’ll make some pruning decisions of your own under the watchful eye of an experienced fruit grower.
      Cost: Single Class $35.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $40.00 Non-Members; with Hands-on Grafting $60.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $75.00 Non-Members. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • April 24, The Shakers and the Rise of Religious Thinking in America Special Guest Speaker Vernon Benjamin at the Shaker Heritage Society 7:00 pm
    • Antebellum America was in essence a continuation of the revolution begun in 1776, with explosions in transportation, commerce, culture, politics, and, yes, religion following as dramatically as the American Revolution itself. In religion, Timothy Dwight started the Second Great Awakening, in which the evangelical impulse emerged in the rise of Methodism and the work of Charles Grandison Finney. The Shakers were the precursors of this movement, a kind of institutional John-the-Baptist that ushered in a new way of thinking about religion and man’s relationship to God. A surprising range of aspects of this new thinking began and flowered here, in the Hudson River Valley.

      Vernon Benjamin is the author of The History of the Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness to Civil War (Overlook Press, June 2014). He has lectured on the history of the Hudson Valley at Marist College and Bard College since 2003. A former editor of the New Saugerties Times, he has written extensively on the Hudson River Valley for various publications and has appeared on C-SPAN. He lives in Saugerties, NY.
      $5 suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • April 24 - 26, Spring Shaker Forum - at the Enfield Shaker Museum

    • Shaker 1854 Barn - Spring Shaker Forum, Enfield Shaker Museum

    • Immerse yourself in Shaker Studies for a weekend of lectures, tours and a special preservation update. Weekend packages include overnight stays, meals and programs. Scholarly papers will be reviewed for awards.
      Interested in submitting a paper, email info@shakermuseum.org.
      For rates and to register: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email info@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

May 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • April 11 - May 3, Baby Animals at the Shaker Farm at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Join us for our season-opener, Saturday, April 11 through Sunday, May 3, to meet all the new baby animals on the Shaker Farm! Enjoy the historic Shaker Village, its working farm (including compost areas, beehives, and greenhouses). Have lunch at our Savory Harvest Cafe. Shop in our Village Store. Jump aboard the hay wagon for a Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour (advance registration required.)
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 11 through May 24, “EAT,” a new exhibition of barnyard animals at Hancock Shaker Village
    • “EAT,” a new exhibition of barnyard animals by the beloved Stockbridge artist Susan Merrill, will grace the walls of the Poultry House from April 11 through May 24, 2015. Sale of artwork supports Hancock Shaker Village. Explore our online gallery. To purchase artwork, call 413.443.0188.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • May 2 , Opening Day at Canterbury Shaker Village - Heifer Parade with Food & Fiddle 10:00 am
    • Celebrate the return of the spring to the Village pastures with a parade of festively adorned heifers to their first spring grass. Maypole dancing, outdoor barn dancing, family crafts, music and food. Self-guided exhibits are open at no charge. Guided tours are available for $10 per person.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 2, Shaker Cheese Basket Workshop with Sandy Salada at the Shaker Heritage Society
      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Learn to create a three directional weave basket in the Shaker tradition. This style was originally used for curing cheese. Today’s basket works wonderfully for holding bread, muffins, or rolls and looks great hanging on a wall when not in use. This workshop is appropriate for ages 14 and up, no experience necessary. This is a 5-hour workshop. If you are unable to finish your basket, you may schedule additional class time with Sandy for a fee. Pre-registration with payment required by April 24th. Space is limited.
      $30 per person, plus $7 materials fee
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 2, Guided Nature Walk at Ann Lee Pond - Shaker Heritage Society 11:00 am
    • Join us on a glorious spring morning for a walk around the Ann Lee Pond and Nature Preserve. Observe beautiful indigenous plants as they begin to wake from winter slumber and welcome the warm season with the resident wildlife. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the lovely views. The trail is mostly flat but there are roots and branches that may hinder some walkers. Please bring bug spray and plan to perform a tick check after the walk. This program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please call or email to sign up.
      $5 suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 3, Albany History Fair at Historic Cherry Hill (523 S. Pearl St. Albany) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Join us and other Albany historic sites and community organizations as we celebrate and explore the city’s rich history of brewing and distilling. Education Director Samantha Saladino will give a presentation on the Shakers and their changing attitudes toward alcohol from the 18th-20th centuries. More details to follow. Please visit historiccherryhill.org for more info. Free
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 9, 8th Annual Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5K - at Canterbury Shaker Village 8:30 am
    • Run or walk the course, which is totally unpaved and totally beautiful crossing through fields, woods, around ponds and pastures. Music is provided along the route to inspire you. Great prizes and hearty food at the finish. Day-of registration opens at 8:30am at the Village. Registration is $25. Children 10 and under are free. Register here.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 13, Heaven on Earth: Architecture Tour at the Shaker Heritage Society 6:00 pm
    • Among other things, the Shakers were known for their planned communities and simple, yet beautiful, architecture. They strove to create a “heaven on earth,” constructing a physical example of some of their deep-seated values – simplicity, uniformity, perfection. As a result, a distinctly “Shaker style” emerged. Explore Shaker building practices and the evolution of the Watervliet community on this guided walking tour, which includes access to three buildings generally closed to the public.
      $5 suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 19, Members’ Spring Reception at Canterbury Shaker Village 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Join us during Opening Week at Canterbury Shaker Village for this special Members Reception. Tour the new galleries, exhibits and visitor lounge in the historic Dwelling House, whose four floors will be open in 2015 for the first time as part of the visitor experience. Members will also have the opportunity to meet our new partner—the Concord Food Co-op—and sample food from their Celery Stick Café.
      Free for Canterbury Shaker Village members
      Register online for this event.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 20, Barn Centennial Press Conference at the Shaker Heritage Society TBA
    • Join us as we honor some of the many individuals and organizations who have helped the Society with the barn preservation project. This huge undertaking would not have been possible without those generous with their time, talents, and financial support. More information to follow.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211

June 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • June 5, Albany Pro Musica Pops Goes the Chorus! - Shaker Heritage Society TBA
    • Broadway beware! Albany Pro Musica takes the stage with show tunes, old standards, and popular songs performed in a room that was built for great sound. This cabaret-style evening showcases APM’s individual and ensemble talents.
    • Please visit albanypromusica.org for ticket info
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • June 13, Shaker Country Picnic at the Shaker Heritage Society 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Help us celebrate the barn centennial at the Shaker Country Picnic! Live music, featuring a performance by the Graham Tichy Band from 4-6pm, great food from Sweet Mama Mia Food Truck (available for purchase), games, and other fun family activities will take place on the grounds of the Society. More information to follow
      Free
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • June 19, Opening Day at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon
    • Our season of exhibitions, tours and programs begins on June 19, 2015.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • June 24, Shaker Roots: A summer gathering and auction at Canterbury Shaker Village 5:30 pm
    • Join fellow members and Village supporters for a special tour, fun auction and festive evening at Canterbury Shaker Village. There are many ways to support the event; donate a new and unique item, a vacation home or sports tickets for the auction, become a sponsor and attend with your colleagues and friends Cost: TBD.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

July 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • July 11 & 12, Shaker Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Find the perfect item for your home or a gift for a friend at the Shaker Craft Fair. Explore the booths of dozens of local and regional artisans on the beautiful grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. A Family Activity Tent will host fun hands-on activities for all ages throughout the weekend. Members of the Abenaki First Nation will offer traditional craft activities, displays, and music. Site tours are offered both days at 11:30 and 1:30. Fair food and pie will be available for purchase.
      $4 per person or $3 with this ad; SHS members, veterans and active military, and under 18 admitted free
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211

August 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • August 15, Village Rising - at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Village Rising is a day-long celebration of your Shaker experience and the modern impact of the Shaker legacy. Through our new exhibit, which showcases the many ways in which visitors are inspired to translate the Shakers’ commitment to simplicity and mindfulness into their personal expressions, music, tours and programs created specifically for the day, Village Rising is your opportunity to connect to the Shaker legacy and to be part of our contemporary community. Cost: Included with the cost of regular admission (no charge for Members). Advance tickets available by phone. Please call (603) 783-9511 during museum hours to purchase.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 28, Let Freedom Ring Tour - at Canterbury Shaker Village 2:00 pm
    • The Village will commemorate the 52nd 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 at 3:00pm, 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. Cost: Free with regular admission (no charge for Members).
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

Setptember 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • September 12, Canterbury Artisan Festival 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • The Canterbury Artisan Fair celebrates Traditional Arts with an Artisan Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market, music, artisan food, farm animals and demonstrations. •Juried Craft Fair including artisans in fabric, handknits and wovens, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, painting, toys, and more! •Traditional Arts demonstrations include coopering, blacksmithing, basketry, pottery, wood carving, historic building restoration, and herbal presentations including do-it-yourself teas. •Agricultural Demonstrations including farm animals, permaculture, heirloom breeds, and seed saving. Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, children under 5 free. Members Free.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

October 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • October 1 - 3, 2015 Conference Theme: “Marking the Land: How Intentional Communities Shape Their Surrounding Physical & Social Landscapes” - at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Deadline for Submission of Paper and Session Proposals: May 15, 2015 Call for Papers
      The 2015 Conference of the Communal Studies Association will be held at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. In 1806, Shaker missionary visits to this area stimulated religious revivals and Shaker conversions which led to the establishment of the Pleasant Hill community. By the 1820s, Pleasant Hill was one of the largest Shaker communities in America. The Shakers at Pleasant Hill actively shaped a landscape that was entirely distinct from the physical and social landscapes of the surrounding region, making Pleasant Hill a Kentucky showpiece.
      Intentional communities make their mark on the places they inhabit. That mark might be in the physical transformation of the landscape that sustains the community. It might be the design or transformation of the structures that shelter the community. Or it might be the creation or reorganization of a distinct social landscape. Landscape transformation lies close to the heart of the communal impulse.
      We seek the widest range of participation at CSA’s 2015. Paper proposals may address any aspect of communal and intentional group studies, historical and contemporary, alike. We especially encourage paper proposals addressing the theme of landscape transformation, broadly constructed. CSA welcomes proposals from graduate and undergraduate students, first-time presenters, and professional and amateur scholars alike.

      About the Communal Studies Association
      the Communal Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization for people living in intentional communities, historic site personnel and academics representing topics including history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, political science, and others. Each year, the CSA’s annual conference is held at the site of an historic intentional community.
    • Communal Studies Association Office, P.O. Box 122, Amana, Iowa 52203
  • October 3, Basket Workshop at the Shaker Heritage Society Time TBA
    • A basket workshop with Sandy Salada. More information to follow.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 17, 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. Food truck fare will be available as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand.
      Cost: Free with regular admission (no charge for Members).
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 17, Twilight Shaker Cemetery Tour at the Shaker Heritage Society 5:00 pm
    • Discover the stories of past Shakers on this special twilight tour of the Shaker cemetery. There are 445 Shakers buried here – get to know a handful of them a little better as we walk through the headstones. It is suggested, but not mandatory, that participants bring a flashlight with them. The tour will begin at the 1848 Meeting House.
      $5 suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 24, 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 ghostly encounters at the Village—several in the actual spaces where these events took place, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities and Witch’s Brew at this event for the whole family. Make sure to wear your costume, prizes will be awarded for best costume! A sit down dinner, prepared by guest chef Scott Jones of the Concord Co-op’s Celery Cafe, will be available for an additional charge at The Shaker Table (advanced reservations required). Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 31 - December 19, Christmas Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Dozens of local and regional artisans are represented, offering a wide range of beautiful handmade items, including: jewelry, gourmet chocolate, preserves, ornaments, soup and dip mixes, candles, children’s toys, home decor, stained glass, and more. This is the Society’s biggest fundraiser and not only will your purchases help sustain the museum, but you will also be supporting small local businesses and artists.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211

November 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • October 31 - December 19, Christmas Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Dozens of local and regional artisans are represented, offering a wide range of beautiful handmade items, including: jewelry, gourmet chocolate, preserves, ornaments, soup and dip mixes, candles, children’s toys, home decor, stained glass, and more. This is the Society’s biggest fundraiser and not only will your purchases help sustain the museum, but you will also be supporting small local businesses and artists.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211

December 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • October 31 - December 19, Christmas Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Dozens of local and regional artisans are represented, offering a wide range of beautiful handmade items, including: jewelry, gourmet chocolate, preserves, ornaments, soup and dip mixes, candles, children’s toys, home decor, stained glass, and more. This is the Society’s biggest fundraiser and not only will your purchases help sustain the museum, but you will also be supporting small local businesses and artists.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • December 5, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era by taking a candlelight stroll through the Village, watching an old-time 19th Century magic show or riding in a horse drawn wagon. This classic holiday event includes music performances, Shaker stories, cookie decorating, hands-on craft activities and demonstrations, hot cider and refreshments.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price. Buy your tickets online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • December 12, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era by taking a candlelight stroll through the Village, watching an old-time 19th Century magic show or riding in a horse drawn wagon. This classic holiday event includes music performances, Shaker stories, cookie decorating, hands-on craft activities and demonstrations, hot cider and refreshments.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price. Buy your tickets online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224


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