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February 2016

  • 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
    • 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • February 12, Buzin' and Shakin' at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Learn how Shaker Village is continuing the Shakers’ beekeeping tradition. Bees from a 40-hive apiary keep the village buzzing by pollinating 1,200 acres of native wildflowers and acres of organic vegetables, herbs and fruit trees.
      Included in admission. Meet on the steps in front of Trustees’ Office
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 12, Candlelight Herbal Yoga at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    • Slow down, breathe deeply and renew your spirit during this gentle yoga flow appropriate for all levels. Relax by candlelight through a quiet and restorative experience, incorporating the essence of Shaker herbs, in a warm historic setting. All levels and ages encouraged. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
      $15 per person. Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.
      Purchase tickets.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 13, Introduction to Beekeeping at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Have you thought about becoming a beekeeper but didn’t know how to get started? Shaker Village is home to a 40-hive apiary that produces spring and fall crops of nearly 700 pounds of honey. Learn from Shaker Village beekeepers and other Kentucky apiarists the basics of setting up your own apiary. Participants will learn about the honeybee lifecycle, costs of beekeeping, choosing hive equipment and assembly, starting your first hive, what to expect in your first year of beekeeping and other tips on keeping a strong and productive colony. Practical instruction and a variety of resources will be shared. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
      $45 per person Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.
      Purchase tickets.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 13, Bee a Bee + Honey Tasting at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Join us for a family art project! Learn all about Shaker Village’s bees, how they make honey and what their lives are like, then become a bee by making wings and an antenna from recycled materials. Afterwards, buzz around the orchard and enjoy a honey tasting.
      $10 ages 13+. $5 ages 6-12. Free ages 5 + under. Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.
      Purchase tickets.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 14, Intermediate Beekeeping at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • The Pleasant Hill Shakers kept Italian bees in bee houses behind the Centre Family Dwelling and used as much as 800 pounds of honey each year in their baked goods and other recipes. Today, Shaker Village is home to a 40-hive apiary that produces spring and fall crops of nearly 700 pounds of honey from Carniolan and Italian honeybees.
      Intermediate beekeeping utilizes the Shaker Village apiary as a backdrop for sharing sustainable apiary management practices for beekeepers in their second or third year of managing hives. Learn how to ensure hive health and troubleshoot a variety of challenges from some of Kentucky’s best beekeepers. Learn which plants provide the best bee forage for increased honey production, how to make and market honey and wax products, and how to increase (split) your hives. Practical instruction and a variety of resources will be shared. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
      $45 per person Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.
      Purchase tickets.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 19, Prairie Seed Saving at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • The Preserve is home to a 1,200-acre native prairie ecosystem comprised of grasses and wildflowers that were prevalent in Central Kentucky prior to the Shakers’ settlement in the area. Learn about these native plants and why this habitat is so important to our world! Stuff your own native seed packet to take some home for your backyard.
      Included in admission. Meet on the steps in front of Trustees’ Office.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 20, Starting Seeds, Direct Sowing and Transplanting Your Own Veggie Garden at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    • Part of the Home Gardening Workshop Series presented in partnership with the Concord Food Co-op. Cost: $15 for Village and Concord Food-Coop Members, $20.00 Non-Members. Register Today!
      Presenter: Stacey Cooper, Shaker Organic Garden Manager
      Location: Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH
      Learn the ins-and-outs of growing your own seedlings, direct seeding your vegetable garden, and transplanting. We will cover the specifics of annual vegetable growing for all common varieties of vegetables. Learn time saving tips for seeding flats, tricks of the trade for better field germination rates, and how to maximize production in your garden space. You will take home a 6 pack of alliums to grow out as well as a packet of organic seed to directly sow into your garden come spring. Classes are limited to 20 participants.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • February 20, Backyard Wildlife Warriors at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Bring the family and work together to create your own backyard wildlife habitat! Whether you have an apartment balcony or an acre lot, you can create a garden that attracts wildlife and helps restore habitat. Learn about native plants and animals, explore the links between your backyard and larger ecosystems, and develop skills to create a wildlife-friendly backyard. Make and take home your very own bird feeder and wildlife observation notebook. All levels and ages encouraged. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
      $25 per person Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.
      Purchase tickets.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 20, Night Creatures at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Improve your wildlife observation and awareness skills by using the same tools nocturnal animals use! Join us for an evening hike that will help you move through the woods more quietly by focusing on touch, sound and wide angle vision.
      Included in admission. Meet on the steps in front of Trustees’ Office
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 26, Wildlife Conservation for Larger Landscapes at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • During the last 10 years, Shaker Village has successfully converted 1,200 acres of unproductive pasture land into native prairie grasses and wildflowers. The results have been extraordinary—60+ coveys of wild Northern Bobwhite quail (the highest density of this declining species in Kentucky) and thriving insect, songbird and mammal populations.
      Discover one of the nation’s most successful models of wildlife habitat restoration during this three-hour workshop. The workshop is designed for, but not limited to, landowners seeking to manage their lands by developing habitat to support quail, deer, turkeys, rabbits, fox and other Kentucky wildlife with a special focus on native prairie ecosystems. Learn the steps to transitioning and managing your land, along with practical tips and lessons learned from the Shaker Village project. Weather permitting, the workshop will include a demonstration of using controlled burns to manage habitats.
      $25 per person. Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.
      Purchase tickets.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 26 - 27, Dharma Yoga and Meditation Weekend at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Healthy Community SeriesTo the Shakers, a healthy lifestyle went hand-in-hand with their spiritual well-being. Today, Shaker Village’s Healthy Community Series celebrates this legacy of balanced living through programs and events that encourage engaged minds, bodies and spirits. Events include Spring and Fall Trail Run Festivals, Paddle + Yoga Weekends, Fall Paddles and more.
      Join guest instructor Elizabeth Carlisle from Lexington’s Possum Yoga for these non-intimidating, casual classes held in Shaker Village’s historic spaces.
      Dharma Yoga integrates flowing postures designed to increase flexibility and build strength, followed by a slower-paced meditative series of poses. Options offered this weekend will explore the breathing, meditation and other practices of Dharma Yoga. If you are new to yoga, let this experience deepen your understanding of yoga’s history and theory. If you are a teacher, learn more about one of yoga’s many styles. All levels and ages encouraged. Limited availability. Advance registration recommended. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.
      See web site for classes and schedule.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • February 27, Top to Bottom Tour at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
    • Get a behind-the-scenes peek into rarely seen spaces throughout The Historic Centre! Please be advised that there are many stairs to climb and some confined spaces included in the tour.
      Included in admission. Meet on the steps in front of Trustees’ Office
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330

March 2016

  • 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
    • 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/

April 2016

  • April 10, Susan Merrill Art Show at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Opening reception to meet the artist Susan Merrill whose work complements Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm. All work is available for purchase; some proceeds benefit Hancock Shaker Village.
      Free with general admission.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 16-May 10, Baby Animals at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Come see the new arrivals! Join us for our signature event, 10 am to 4 pm every day through May 8. Cost included in General Admission.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 22 - 24, 2016 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
  • April 23, Implementing a Permanent Raised Bed System at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Part of the Home Gardening Workshop Series presented in partnership with the Concord Food Co-op. Cost: $15 for Village and Concord Food-Coop Members, $20.00 Non-Members. Register Today!
      Presenter: Stacey Cooper, Shaker Organic Garden Manager
      Location: Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH
      Learn about this intensive growing method that aims for higher yields in small spaces, less reliance on tillage equipment and higher quality produce. We will explore the theory behind permanent raised beds systems, discuss proper row and plant spacing as well as build a raised bed system in the field to show how easily it can be implemented on a small scale. Come prepared for both a classroom setting as well as field conditions, your hands will definitely get dirty! Classes are limited to 20 participants.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • April 30 - May 1, Sheep Shearing Weekend at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Join us for this great family event. Watch our highly experienced shearer shear the sheep for the season. Listen to his talk on animal care. Feel free to feel the fleece that has been sheared.
      Cost included in General Admission
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

May 2016

  • April 16-May 10, Baby Animals at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Come see the new arrivals! Join us for our signature event, 10 am to 4 pm every day through May 8. Cost included in General Admission.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • May 28 - 29, Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Spend the weekend with world-acclaimed chamber musicians from New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Now in its 10th year, and as seen on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is a Central Kentucky cultural destination. Join CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han for special performances in the Meeting House and the Meadow View Barn. Chamber music enthusiasts will enjoy two educational lectures, led by a representative from Lincoln Center, that thoroughly cover the history of each piece of music being performed.
      Complete 2016 program coming soon.
      Saturday, May 28
      CONCERT I, 11 a.m., $20
      CONCERT II, 5 p.m., $38
      Sunday, May 29
      CONCERT III, 11 a.m., $20
      CONCERT IV, 5 p.m., $38
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • April 30 - May 1, Sheep Shearing Weekend at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Join us for this great family event. Watch our highly experienced shearer shear the sheep for the season. Listen to his talk on animal care. Feel free to feel the fleece that has been sheared.
      Cost included in General Admission
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

June 2016

  • June 4, Shaker Auction at Skinner, Marlborough, MA 10:00 am
    • June 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.-- Auction of the Shaker Collection of the late Erhart Muller, of Harvard, Massachusetts. 150 Lots, immediately followed by a second session of important Shaker artifacts from other collections. More information coming soon.
    • Skinner, 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
    • 508-970-3000
    • Web Site:www.skinnerinc.com/
  • June 18, Well Crafted Brews and Bands at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Well Crafted—Brews + Bands celebrates the quality and diversity of Kentucky’s music and craft beer cultures by bringing together a flavorful mix of up-and-coming breweries with favorite local musicians in a venue like no other. Sample brews in the craft beer tent while enjoying live music on two stages! Music, brew and food truck line-ups coming soon!
      In celebration of the Shakers’ progressive agricultural and conservationist heritage, the event will be organized from the ground up as a low-waste weekend. All proceeds from the event will support Shaker Village’s agricultural and environmental student and family education programs. Each year, Shaker Village serves thousands of students and teachers, and with your help, the organization can introduce new, diverse field trips, workshops and activities to reconnect youth with the outdoors.
      $25 per person Fee includes live music, complimentary pint glass and admission to Shaker Village. Food and beer tickets sold separately.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330

July 2016

August 2016

  • August 6 - 7, Metalworking Weekend at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Shakers, working hammer and tongs! Join us on Saturday and Sunday as expert metalworkers demonstrate their exciting craft! Many metal items used by the Shakers were made in a blacksmith’s forge. Historic Shaker metalworking will be highlighted, along with contemporary techniques. See a variety of forges in use and watch hinges, latches and door handles being forged by hand, many for sale in our Village Store.
      Cost included in General Admission.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • August 6 - 7, Craft Fair at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • One of Kentucky’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, glassware, woven rugs, needle craft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions.
      Included in admission. Please purchase tickets at Shaker Village.
      To apply to be a vendor at Craft Fair, click here for a Jury Application.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330

September 2016

  • September 13 - 17, Berkshire to Boston Bike Tour @ Starts at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Dozens of cyclists take up residence at the Village starting September 15 for “training” rides that “climb” Mount Greylock ahead of the group’s 240-mile trek to Boston, which departs from the Village on Thursday morning, September 17. Register at http://www.berkshirestoboston.com/
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 24 - 25, Country Fair 2016 at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Join us for our 19th Annual Country Fair! A two-day Fall festival that fills the Village with food trucks, craft exhibitors and a farmers market! All historic buildings are open and staffed as usual, too. Juried quilt show and drawing of the winning raffle ticket for the Hancock Shaker Quilt. Chicken races and other kids’ activities. Display of antique tractors and farm equipment. Farmers and hand-crafters interested in exhibiting can download an application online at countryfair.hancockshakervillage.org.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

October 2016

  • October 15 - 16, Shaker Spirited Suppers at Hancock Shaker Village 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy. The tour is followed by a delicious gourmet dinner accompanied with local beverages.
      Cost TBA
      Contact: Shawn Hartley Hancock 413-443-0188 x 0
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

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