Shaker Calendar of Events 2014


 

Shaker Calendar of Events 2014
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SAVE THE DATE! April 25-27, 2014
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April 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
  • Thursdays, March 20 through April 10, Sharing Shaker History Series at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Expand your knowledge of the Shakers by attending this weekly class series led by Michael O'Connor, Curator at the Museum. Cost: Free, donations accepted. Advanced registration required. Call (603) 632-4346 or email us at events@shakermuseum.org to register!
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • April 12 - May 4, Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm at Hancock Shaker Village all day
    • It’s a 3-week barnyard birthday party for the new lambs, piglets, calves and chicks that will be filling the famous Round Stone Barn! Come celebrate and give a warm welcome to these new fuzzy friends. Stroll through our heirloom gardens, play in our hands-on Discovery Room, and explore our historic buildings. Cost: Included with general admission, free for HSV Members. Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 16, Are You Ready to Start a Business? at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • This seminar focuses on what a small business owner must think about before launching a business, e.g. What is your product or service and how does it stack up to others? Who benefits from your product? Is it a fad or a fashion? What is the perceived value of your product or service? The seminar will leave you with some of the key elements you will need to put together a business plan.
      Instructor: Joanne Randall, Leap Year Marketing.
      Fee: $40.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $44.00 Not-Yet-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • April 16, Opening Day! at Fruitlands Museum
    • Welcome to our 100th season at Fruitlands! Join us often throughout the year for great programs and events. Our big birthday party is June 21st. Come by for free admission, live music, crafts and games and birthday cake!
      Please see Shaker Events held at Fruitlands Museum on May 4 and May 17, 2014.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
    • 978-456-3924
  • April 19, Breakfast with the Babies at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 9:00 am and 10:00 am
    • Feed your little ones then help us feed ours! Enjoy a kid-friendly buffet breakfast then get a hands-on introduction to the newest additions to our farm family, including lambs, kids, chicks and more. Enjoy pony rides, play tug of war and have sack races on the lawn.
      Cost: $20 Ages 13 & Above / $15 Ages 6-12 / $10 Ages 5 & Under. Register online or call 800.734.5611 x 1545
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • April 23, Behind the Scenes Canal Walk at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • An exciting walking tour to investigate the water power of the Enfield Shakers. Cost: Regular admission. Members free, donations accepted.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • April 25-27, Shaker Spring Forum at the 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, click here for information.
      The Forum will include lectures, tours, receptions and meals. A welcome reception, dinner and program will be held on Friday, April 25. Programs, presentations, tours and performances will be held all day on Saturday, April 27. A dinner and program will be held on Saturday evening . Site - related programs and tours will be held on Sunday morning following breakfast. For rates and to register: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • April 26, Breakfast with the Babies at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 9:00 am and 10:00 am
    • Feed your little ones then help us feed ours! Enjoy a kid-friendly buffet breakfast then get a hands-on introduction to the newest additions to our farm family, including lambs, kids, chicks and more. Enjoy pony rides, play tug of war and have sack races on the lawn.
      Cost: $20 Ages 13 & Above / $15 Ages 6-12 / $10 Ages 5 & Under. Register online or call 800.734.5611 x 1545
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330

May 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
  • April 10 - May 11, Paintings by Susan Merrill at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • The spring of 2014 kicks off at Hancock Shaker Village with Paintings by Susan Merrill, her annual show celebrating Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm. The show will be displayed in the Poultry House from April 6 - May 11, 2014 with all items available for purchase.
      An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, April 6th, 2014 from 4-6pm in the Poultry House Gallery. Please RSVP online or call 413.443.0188 x115.
      Included with general admission, FREE to HSV Members.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 12 - May 4 , Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm at Hancock Shaker Village all day
    • It’s a 3-week barnyard birthday party for the new lambs, piglets, calves and chicks that will be filling the famous Round Stone Barn! Come celebrate and give a warm welcome to these new fuzzy friends. Stroll through our heirloom gardens, play in our hands-on Discovery Room, and explore our historic buildings. Cost: Included with general admission, free for HSV Members. Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • May through October 2014, Village Gardeners at the Enfield Shaker Museum (Dates and times to be determined by gardeners once group is formed)
    • Become a Village Gardener this summer and learn new gardening skills. This popular program covers all phases of herb gardening starting in May and ending in October. Cost: Free. For more information go to: www.shakermuseum.org/villagegardeners.htm
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 1 - 30, School Tours at South Union Shaker Village
    • The South Union Shaker Village offers school tours year ‘round, but presents the following focused tours: “Scientific Americans: Shaker Invention and Technology” from May 1st-30th.
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • May 3, Appliqued Quilting Workshop Session 2 of 4 at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • This four-part workshop provides basic quilting skills classes and instruction for beginners, as well as more advanced drop-in sessions for experienced quilters. Held on four Saturdays, this workshop is designed so that each participant can tailor their individual learning and hands-on quilting experience. Students can register for just one day if desired, since each session can stand alone as a complete workshop. Or, for a more comprehensive experience, students can take any two, three, and/or all four of these sessions, depending on their interests. Sessions will be led by Master Teachers from the HSV Quilting Friends Connie Logan, an award-winning quilter and teacher, and Mary Rentz, artist and quilt designer.
      Students will need to bring a simple sewing kit (large and small fabric scissors, needles, pins, threads and thimble), a brown-bag lunch, and various fabrics of their choice (100% high quality cotton – washed and ironed). Quilt patterns based on the Shaker Gift Drawings Tree of Life, Apple Basket and Wreath of Flowers will be available for purchase on the days of the workshop for $10.00 each.
      Cost: $30 per session; $25 per session for HSV Members
      Session 1, April 5: Basic applique quilting skills, using a pattern
      Session 2, May 3: Embroidery techniques, adding borders
      Session 3, May 24: Making the quilt sandwich, hand quilting, adding binding
      Session 4, June 28: Advanced quilting skills
      Register Online
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • May 3, Opening Day Heifer Parade with Food & Fiddle at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am
    • Opening Day Heifer Parade with Food & Fiddle. 10:00 am. Free admission. Join us as we celebrate spring and the opening of Canterbury Shaker Village for the 2014 season.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 3, SUSV LECTURE SERIES: A Behind the Scenes Look at South Union's Collections 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • A close look at some of the seldom seen treasures in the South Union Shaker Village collection will highlight a presentation by Executive Director Tommy Hines. Box lunch will be served.
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED $25 members | $30 non-members | $15 students
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • May 3, 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
  • May 4, Jean Burks "The Shakers: Models for Modernism" at Fruitlands Museum 1:00 pm
    • Jean M. Burks, Chief Curator of the Shelburne Museum will give this lecture about the Shakers and their guiding principles of order, cleanliness, functionality and honesty and how this belief system resonates with the precepts of contemporary design that originated in the 1930s. This program is being held in conjunction with Skinner, Inc.
      Cost: Free with admission.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
    • 978-456-3924
  • May 4, Grow Your Own Pharmacy at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Stock your medicine chest with natural herbal products you have made yourself. This class will cover how to grow many healing herbs, discuss their use, and learn the many ways they can be preserved. Along with recipes and reference charts, participants will make an herbal tincture, a medicinal salve and several teas. This class is perfect for anyone signing up to be a Village Gardener too! Cost: $20 per person. Members $10 for material costs.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 10, 7th Annual Grappone Automotive Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5K 10:00 am
    • Registration is $25. Children 10 and under are free. Run or walk in the course, which is totally unpaved and totally beautiful crossing through fields, woods, around ponds and pastures. Pre-register. Day-of registration opens at 8:30am at the Village.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 10, Opening of our Gardens at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Join us as we open our Shaker Herb and Community Gardens. Tour the gardens and hear from our Garden Coordinators about our summer season plans. Sign up to become a Village Gardener or lease a plot in our Community Garden. Garden items offered for sale and free refreshments. Cost: Garden opening free. Regular museum tours, admission required.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 10 & 17, Wildlife Cruise to the Blue Heron Rookery at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Looking for an unforgettable wildlife experience? Cruise down the Kentucky River through a Great Blue Heron rookery with an up close view of a breeding colony during nesting season. The cruise will be led by an experienced birding authority.
      Blue Herons nest in substantial colonies, building large stick nests in a cluster of dead trees. The colony along the Kentucky River Palisades is inaccessible by land and consists of 30-40 nests. Bring your binoculars for this must see for wildlife encounter.
      Cost: $50. Space is limited. Advanced registration and non-refundable payment required.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • May 10 - June 28, Exhibit: Spotlight On Poplarware at the Enfield Shaker Museum 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.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 14, Albany in the Age of Revolution - Shaker Heritage Society 5:30pm
    • Guest Lecturer: Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, Director of the Center for Revolutionary Era Studies and Associate Professor of History at Siena College
      When the Shakers landed in New York City on August 6, 1774, the stirrings of revolution were spreading throughout the colonies. Mother Ann Lee and her eight followers set out to build a religious community in one of the most uncertain and volatile periods in American history. Join Dr. Jennifer Dorsey in exploring what the newly migrated Shakers were up against when they settled outside of Albany. 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 x23
  • May 14, "Small Business Marketing Cycle: Your Roadmap to Success" at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Designed as a more intermediate seminar, the information here is geared toward those who already have a business and are looking for the next steps in growing that business. In this seminar, we’ll explore some of the facets of a Marketing Cycle, including narrowing down your customer; defining your product, packaging, pricing and promotion. Social media and email marketing will be also featured.
      Instructor: Joanne Randall, Leap Year Marketing
      Fee: $40.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $44.00 Not-Yet-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 17, Special Tour: Children in a Celibate Community - Shaker Heritage Society 1:00 pm
    • You might be surprised to learn that there were children living in celibate Shaker communities. Discover how children came to live with the Shakers and what life was like for the littlest members of the community. 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
  • May 17, Haunted History: Tri-City Paranormal Ghost Investigation Public Reveal - Shaker Heritage Society
    • From phantom footsteps on the stairs to things flying off shelves, the staff and volunteers at the Shaker Heritage Society have experienced some pretty creepy things at the museum. The Shakers themselves were avid spiritualists who believed it was possible to communicate with the dead. This past spring, the Tri-City NY Paranormal Society conducted an investigation on-site of four Shaker buildings. Now, they are here to share their findings with the public, as well as some of the fascinating history of America’s first Shaker settlement.
      $5 per person suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • May 17, Shaker Sisters' Slumber Party at the Enfield Shaker Museum Check in at 3:00 pm, Check out at 11:00 am
    • Join us for a girls' night out with cocktails, relaxing activities, a tour of the Museum including a walk to the cupola, board games, a movie, a moonlit walk to the Shaker Feast Grounds, and sleep in the Great Stone Dwelling. Bring your favorite "comfort food" to share at a potluck dinner. Movie snacks and a continental breakfast included. Cost: $35 per person double and triple occupancy. Single rooms are available and limited with an additional cost of $10. Call (603) 632-4346 or email us at events@shakermuseum.org to register!
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 17, Backyard Beekeeping Workshop at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Learn all about the fascinating world of honeybees, including the benefits of beekeeping for your home and your community. In this workshop you’ll build a basic “traditional” beehive, most of which you’ll assemble by the end of the day with the guidance of our expert instructor. Tools and materials provided. You’ll also learn about hiving bees (introducing bees to a new hive), basic hive care and maintenance, and the different beekeeping tasks needed to keep your hive healthy and thriving during the cycle of the year. During this workshop, participants will visit the operational hives on the HSV grounds for a behind-the-scenes opportunity to view the inner workings. Participants will also be given instructions and guidance on how to make arrangements to procure bees from the instructor, or how to contact a supplier in your own area, so you can populate your hive with bees when you’re ready. The instructor will also provide information on procuring the materials, tools, equipment, and other supplies for a “deluxe” beehive, if the student later on desires to expand their beekeeping activities above the basic level provided for this workshop.

      Each participant will go home with a complimentary jar of honey ($12.95 value), extracted from the hives at HSV and Giuseppe’s Wild Mountain Honey. In addition, each participant will receive two complimentary HSV adult admission passes for the 2014 season, so you can return to HSV to see the instructor open up and tend the hives in the summer, and as he demonstrates honey extraction in the fall (dates to be scheduled – we will keep you posted). The instructor is always available throughout the beekeeping year as a resource, an on-going benefit for workshops participants that lasts long after the workshop is over.

      Instructor Joe Moncecchi has been keeping bees over two decades and is the owner of Giuseppe’s Wild Mountain Honey in Windsor, MA, selling at local farmers markets and through local stores. Joe is the Hancock Shaker Village beekeeper, know among the staff and volunteers as “Joe the Bee Guy”.
      Cost: $275, $250 for HSV Members. Includes materials for a basic traditional beehive. Register Today!
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • May 17, Wildlife Cruise to the Blue Heron Rookery at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Looking for an unforgettable wildlife experience? Cruise down the Kentucky River through a Great Blue Heron rookery with an up close view of a breeding colony during nesting season. The cruise will be led by an experienced birding authority.
      Blue Herons nest in substantial colonies, building large stick nests in a cluster of dead trees. The colony along the Kentucky River Palisades is inaccessible by land and consists of 30-40 nests. Bring your binoculars for this must see for wildlife encounter.
      Cost: $50. Space is limited. Advanced registration and non-refundable payment required.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • May 17, Mercer County Appreciation Day at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Free admission today for all residents of Mercer County! Don't miss this special day of celebration.
      Non-Mercer County residents pay regular tour admission. Admission: $15 ages 13 & above / $5 ages 6-12, free 5 & under.
      Small additional fee for pony rides Village Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • May 17, Friends' Spring Work Day at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road , New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • May 17, Christian Goodwillie - "Two Hundred Forty Years of Shaker Life in America" at Fruitlands Museum 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Join us for this lecture by Christian Goodwillie, Director and Curator of Special Collections at Hamilton College. He will speak about the most sucessful communal religious experiment in America: the Shakers. This lecture will showcase a variety of Shaker items, buildings and landscapes to tell the story of this important group. The program is held in conjunction with Skinner, Inc.
      Cost: Free with admission
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
    • 978-456-3924
  • 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
  • May 24, Appliqued Quilting Workshop Session 3 of 4 at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • This four-part workshop provides basic quilting skills classes and instruction for beginners, as well as more advanced drop-in sessions for experienced quilters. Held on four Saturdays, this workshop is designed so that each participant can tailor their individual learning and hands-on quilting experience. Students can register for just one day if desired, since each session can stand alone as a complete workshop. Or, for a more comprehensive experience, students can take any two, three, and/or all four of these sessions, depending on their interests. Sessions will be led by Master Teachers from the HSV Quilting Friends Connie Logan, an award-winning quilter and teacher, and Mary Rentz, artist and quilt designer.
      Students will need to bring a simple sewing kit (large and small fabric scissors, needles, pins, threads and thimble), a brown-bag lunch, and various fabrics of their choice (100% high quality cotton – washed and ironed). Quilt patterns based on the Shaker Gift Drawings Tree of Life, Apple Basket and Wreath of Flowers will be available for purchase on the days of the workshop for $10.00 each.
      Cost: $30 per session; $25 per session for HSV Members
      Session 1, April 5: Basic applique quilting skills, using a pattern
      Session 2, May 3: Embroidery techniques, adding borders
      Session 3, May 24: Making the quilt sandwich, hand quilting, adding binding
      Session 4, June 28: Advanced quilting skills
      Register Online
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • May 24-25, The Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • May 24 & 25 Featuring The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Spend a memorable weekend with world-acclaimed musicians during the eighth annual Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass. Reserve your seats to intimate morning concerts in the Meeting House and magical evening concerts in the Meadow View Barn. Greet the sunrise as it filters over the rolling hills of a historic landmark and dine on Kentucky favorites and Shaker Village specialties. Come for the weekend and find musical masterpieces, historic treasures and maybe even yourself. Purchase your tickets online now! For more information click here.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330

June 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 10 - June 28, Exhibit: Spotlight On Poplarware at the Enfield Shaker Museum 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.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • 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 6, The Great American Brass Band Festival Comes to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Produced by the Great American Brass Band Festival. FREE concert on the lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Spend a lazy summer afternoon listening to ZLante Utse, a Balkan Style brass band from New York, in one of Kentucky’s most inspiring settings. Bring your blankets and chairs and spread out on the lawn near the historic Trustees’ Office. Enjoy a meal in the Trustees’ Office Dining Room before or after the concert or extend your festival experience with an overnight stay at The Inn at Shaker Village.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 6 & 7, Albany Pro Musica Pops Goes the Chorus at Shaker Heritage Society 7:30 pm
    • Albany Pro Musica takes the stage with show tunes, old standards, and popular songs performed in the 1848 Meeting House. This cabaret-style evening showcases APM’s individual and ensemble talents. Please visit albanypromusica.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • June 7, Shaker Herb Sale at Faddegon’s Nursery - Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Join us for our fourth annual Shaker Herb Sale at Faddegon’s Nursery. A variety of herbs will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will benefit education programs at the Shaker Heritage Society. Faddegon’s Nursery is located at 1140 Troy Schenectady Road in Latham. For more information, please visit faddegons.com.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2, Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • June 7, Shake, Ride & Roll Bike Event at South Union Shaker Village
    • In cooperation with the Bowling Green League of Bicyclists (BGLOB), the South Union Shaker Village will host a bike ride through the beautiful countryside, much of what was originally the Shaker’s 6,000 acre farm. Special premiums and options for the day’s event will be offered upon registration. To register contact: www.meetup.com
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • June 7, 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
  • June 13, Strawberry Moon Women’s Drumming Circle at Alfred Shaker Museum 7:00 pm
    • Strawberry Moon Women’s Drumming Circle. Fee: $10.00 at the door
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • June 15, Skinner to Host Historic Auction of Andrews Shaker Collection
    • On June 15, Skinner, Inc. will host a unique and rare event, marking the last presentation of a substantial group of objects from The Andrews Shaker Collection at public auction. Enthusiasts of Shaker culture will have the rare opportunity to purchase furniture and objects from this legendary collection.
      Skinner, Inc.’s June 15th auction will feature over 100 lots of furniture and utilitarian objects, all featuring the Shakers’ characteristically simple, yet ingenious design. A number of pieces bear dates or inscriptions, as well as fine original finishes in chrome yellow or red lead.
    • Skinner Auction Galleries, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
  • June 21, Basket Making Class with Martha Chessie at Alfred Shaker Museum 10:00 am
    • Basket Making Class with Martha Chessie. Details are TBA.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • June 21, Shaker Cooking for Families Session 1 at Hancock Shaker Village 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
    • In this hands-on cooking workshop, adults and children (ages 6-15) working together will learn about nutrition and healthy food choices through simple food preparation, and, of course, eating. This workshop will utilize the “simple gifts” of the Hancock Shaker Village farm, including freshly harvested vegetables, fruits, and herbs as well as whole grains and farm produce. These family-friendly classes will emphasize sustainable farming and the Shaker methods of using and preserving food. Shaker food and recipes are known for being uncluttered and balanced; a perfect canvas for teaching about wholesome, simple nourishment. Paying homage to the Shakers, the premise of these classes is mindfulness and knowing that food preparation is a simple art in caring for oneself and others. With a focus on educating and inspiring children and adults about nutrition, the workshop will be taught by Morgan Kulchinsky, a trained chef and Food Adventures Educator at The Nutrition Center. Workshop includes all materials and supplies.

      Topics will include: Eating in Season Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Whole Body, Whole Grains Herbs and Seasonings Preserving and Fermentation.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is family-friendly and designed for adults and children (ages 6 -15) to learn and enjoy together. This is the same workshop offered three times; participants sign up for only one of the dates offered. Tuition fee is charged individually for each adult and each child; at least one adult participant per child/children are required. Member discount applies to members of HSV and/or The Nutrition Center.
      Cost: $40 per person; $35 per person for HSV Members.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • June 21, 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
  • June 21 & 22, Oval Box Basics Workshop at Hancock Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Make your own nest of four boxes while learning to carve swallow tails, bend the box, and install tops and bottoms with instructor Steve Grasselli. A great weekend for woodworking beginners to get a good start, and for experienced woodworkers to develop a new skill. No previous experience required. Participants will have a behind-the-scenes opportunity for up-close examination of original oval boxes from the HSV collection. Tools and materials provided.
      Cost: $240, $220 for HSV Members. Register Today!
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • June 21 & 22, Shaker Village Antiques Show & Sale at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • More than fifty of the nation’s top dealers will travel from across the U.S. to exhibit a diverse range of antiques surrounded by the pristine Shaker Village restoration. Among items available will be period Shaker artifacts, museum quality American furniture, vintage decorative arts and furniture, silver, jewelry, quilts, garden sculpture, fine and folk art, historical artifacts and affordable antiques from America and the Continent.
      REDUCED admission - $10 ages 13 & above / $5 ages 6-12 / free 5 and under. Includes entrance into the show and historic self-guided tour.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 25, A Star-spangled Summer Picnic and Auction: Celebrating the Shaker tenets of peace, equality and freedom at Canterbury Shaker Village 5:30 pm
    • Gather with members and other Village supporters for A Star-spangled Summer Picnic & Auction June 25th. Start the evening with an optional tour called “Let Freedom Ring”, mingle and partake in festive food followed by a sit-down dinner and auction. Bring your competitive edge and win handcrafted items, trips and unique experiences as you support the preservation and programs at the Village.
      Cost: $75.00 per person, includes open beer and wine bar.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • June 28, Shaker Cooking for Families Session 2 at Hancock Shaker Village 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
    • In this hands-on cooking workshop, adults and children (ages 6-15) working together will learn about nutrition and healthy food choices through simple food preparation, and, of course, eating. This workshop will utilize the “simple gifts” of the Hancock Shaker Village farm, including freshly harvested vegetables, fruits, and herbs as well as whole grains and farm produce. These family-friendly classes will emphasize sustainable farming and the Shaker methods of using and preserving food. Shaker food and recipes are known for being uncluttered and balanced; a perfect canvas for teaching about wholesome, simple nourishment. Paying homage to the Shakers, the premise of these classes is mindfulness and knowing that food preparation is a simple art in caring for oneself and others. With a focus on educating and inspiring children and adults about nutrition, the workshop will be taught by Morgan Kulchinsky, a trained chef and Food Adventures Educator at The Nutrition Center. Workshop includes all materials and supplies.

      Topics will include: Eating in Season Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Whole Body, Whole Grains Herbs and Seasonings Preserving and Fermentation.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is family-friendly and designed for adults and children (ages 6 -15) to learn and enjoy together. This is the same workshop offered three times; participants sign up for only one of the dates offered. Tuition fee is charged individually for each adult and each child; at least one adult participant per child/children are required. Member discount applies to members of HSV and/or The Nutrition Center.
      Cost: $40 per person; $35 per person for HSV Members.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • June 28, Appliqued Quilting Workshop Session 4 of 4 at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • This four-part workshop provides basic quilting skills classes and instruction for beginners, as well as more advanced drop-in sessions for experienced quilters. Held on four Saturdays, this workshop is designed so that each participant can tailor their individual learning and hands-on quilting experience. Students can register for just one day if desired, since each session can stand alone as a complete workshop. Or, for a more comprehensive experience, students can take any two, three, and/or all four of these sessions, depending on their interests. Sessions will be led by Master Teachers from the HSV Quilting Friends Connie Logan, an award-winning quilter and teacher, and Mary Rentz, artist and quilt designer.
      Students will need to bring a simple sewing kit (large and small fabric scissors, needles, pins, threads and thimble), a brown-bag lunch, and various fabrics of their choice (100% high quality cotton – washed and ironed). Quilt patterns based on the Shaker Gift Drawings Tree of Life, Apple Basket and Wreath of Flowers will be available for purchase on the days of the workshop for $10.00 each.
      Cost: $30 per session; $25 per session for HSV Members
      Session 1, April 5: Basic applique quilting skills, using a pattern
      Session 2, May 3: Embroidery techniques, adding borders
      Session 3, May 24: Making the quilt sandwich, hand quilting, adding binding
      Session 4, June 28: Advanced quilting skills
      Register Online
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • 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 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 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 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 5, Shaker Cooking for Families Session 3 at Hancock Shaker Village 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
    • In this hands-on cooking workshop, adults and children (ages 6-15) working together will learn about nutrition and healthy food choices through simple food preparation, and, of course, eating. This workshop will utilize the “simple gifts” of the Hancock Shaker Village farm, including freshly harvested vegetables, fruits, and herbs as well as whole grains and farm produce. These family-friendly classes will emphasize sustainable farming and the Shaker methods of using and preserving food. Shaker food and recipes are known for being uncluttered and balanced; a perfect canvas for teaching about wholesome, simple nourishment. Paying homage to the Shakers, the premise of these classes is mindfulness and knowing that food preparation is a simple art in caring for oneself and others. With a focus on educating and inspiring children and adults about nutrition, the workshop will be taught by Morgan Kulchinsky, a trained chef and Food Adventures Educator at The Nutrition Center. Workshop includes all materials and supplies.

      Topics will include: Eating in Season Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Whole Body, Whole Grains Herbs and Seasonings Preserving and Fermentation.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is family-friendly and designed for adults and children (ages 6 -15) to learn and enjoy together. This is the same workshop offered three times; participants sign up for only one of the dates offered. Tuition fee is charged individually for each adult and each child; at least one adult participant per child/children are required. Member discount applies to members of HSV and/or The Nutrition Center.
      Cost: $40 per person; $35 per person for HSV Members.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • July 5, 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
  • July 5 & 6, 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 12, Hand-Cut Dovetail Workshop at Hancock Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • The dovetail joint has long been considered a hallmark of fine woodworking craftsmanship. The Shakers were well versed in hand joinery and used dovetails in boxes, furniture, case construction, and, of course, drawers. Participants will have a behind-the-scenes opportunity to examine up-close various examples of dovetail joinery from the HSV collection. In this one day workshop, you will make either a pine candle box or a pine tray using dovetail joinery. Tools and materials are provided. Register Today!
      Cost: $215, $195 for HSV Members
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • July 12, Shaker Craft Fair at 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 over 70 local and regional crafters on the grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. A Family Activity Tent will host 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.
      $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
  • July 12 & 13, 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 19, Photographing the City of Peace at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Hone your digital photography skills with Berkshire Eagle photographer and photo editor Ben Garver, whose signature style and unique perspective on the Berkshires are widely known. This workshop includes classroom and field time, with ample opportunity to practice the knowledge and techniques learned, using HSV as the subject. Together participants and instructor will evaluate pictures’ strengths in subject and composition. This program inspires photographic growth and personal expression in a striking setting.
      Please bring your own digital camera. Ben Garver has been photographing news at the Berkshire Eagle for nearly a decade and a half, and photographing nature since his youth. Prior to living in the Berkshires, Garver lived in New Hampshire, Vermont, and his native Ohio. From growing up on his father’s farm, going to school at Middlebury College in Vermont, to living in the Berkshires, all of Garver’s intellectual pursuits have been paralleled with the pursuit of solace in nature.
      Cost: $85, $78 for HSV Members
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • July 19, First Class Passenger Breakfast at South Union Shaker Village 10:00 am
    • Experience a first class breakfast, ca. 1914, at South Union’s famous railroad hotel, the Shaker Tavern. The breakfast, chosen from a 100-year-old southern railroad menu, includes breakfast tenderloin, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, baked apples with sausage, yeast rolls, and plenty of hot coffee.
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: $15 members | $17 nonmembers
    • South Union Shaker Village, P.O. Box 177, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 1-270-542-4167 or 1-800-811-8379
    • email: shakmus@logantele.com
  • July 19, Special Tour: The People of Watervliet - Shaker Heritage Society 1:00 pm
    • The Shakers’ focus on community and being “in union” sometimes makes it easy to forget that the individuals that lived here had their own histories and, in some cases, baggage. Join us for a special tour of the Shaker cemetery as we bring to life the stories of some of Watervliet’s most influential and interesting residents. This tour will begin at the 1848 Meeting House and we will walk to the cemetery together, just over a quarter of a mile away. Limited parking is available near the cemetery.
      $5 per person suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
    • (518) 456-7890
  • July 19 & 20, 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, 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 2014

  • 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 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
  • 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 & 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 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 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 & 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, 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, 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 & 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 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

  • 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 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. To register call 800.734.5611 ext. 1545. Non-refundable prepayment required.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • 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 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 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 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
  • 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

October 2014

  • 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 & 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 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 & 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 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 & 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 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 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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