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Shaker Calendar of Events 2016
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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 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

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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