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April 2015

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

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

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

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • April 11 - May 3, Baby Animals at the Shaker Farm at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Join us for our season-opener, Saturday, April 11 through Sunday, May 3, to meet all the new baby animals on the Shaker Farm! Enjoy the historic Shaker Village, its working farm (including compost areas, beehives, and greenhouses). Have lunch at our Savory Harvest Cafe. Shop in our Village Store. Jump aboard the hay wagon for a Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour (advance registration required.)
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 11 through May 24, “EAT,” a new exhibition of barnyard animals at Hancock Shaker Village
    • “EAT,” a new exhibition of barnyard animals by the beloved Stockbridge artist Susan Merrill, will grace the walls of the Poultry House from April 11 through May 24, 2015. Sale of artwork supports Hancock Shaker Village. Explore our online gallery. To purchase artwork, call 413.443.0188.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 17 - August 15, Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design - Certification Course at Canterbury Shaker Village
    • A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design
      This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?
      This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village. Dates for Training: AprilFriday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm May Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm JuneSaturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm July/ AugustFriday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm
      The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • April 24, The Shakers and the Rise of Religious Thinking in America Special Guest Speaker Vernon Benjamin at the Shaker Heritage Society 7:00 pm
    • Antebellum America was in essence a continuation of the revolution begun in 1776, with explosions in transportation, commerce, culture, politics, and, yes, religion following as dramatically as the American Revolution itself. In religion, Timothy Dwight started the Second Great Awakening, in which the evangelical impulse emerged in the rise of Methodism and the work of Charles Grandison Finney. The Shakers were the precursors of this movement, a kind of institutional John-the-Baptist that ushered in a new way of thinking about religion and man’s relationship to God. A surprising range of aspects of this new thinking began and flowered here, in the Hudson River Valley.

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

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

    • Immerse yourself in Shaker Studies for a weekend of lectures, tours and a special preservation update. Weekend packages include overnight stays, meals and programs. Scholarly papers will be reviewed for awards.
      Interested in submitting a paper, email info@shakermuseum.org.
      For rates and to register: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email info@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • April 25, Annual Gathering of the Friends of White Water Shaker Village 10:00am - 4:00 pm
    • The speakers will be the experts who wrote the new publication, The Shakers of White Water, Ohio, 1823-1916: Thomas Sakmyster, Jim Innis, Carol Medlicott, Lindy Cummings, Beth J. Parker Miller, and Rich Spence.
      Location: Fernald Preserve Visitors Center and White Water Shaker North Family Tour. Price: $30 Member and $35 Non-Member. Includes speakers, a tasty lunch, Shaker Market, and White Water North Family Tour. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015. Advanced registration and prepayment required. Only 100 seats available. Registration form available click here.
    • Friends of White Water Shaker Village, Inc., P. O. Box 62714, Cincinnati, OH 45262

May 2015

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

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

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • April 11 - May 3, Baby Animals at the Shaker Farm at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Join us for our season-opener, Saturday, April 11 through Sunday, May 3, to meet all the new baby animals on the Shaker Farm! Enjoy the historic Shaker Village, its working farm (including compost areas, beehives, and greenhouses). Have lunch at our Savory Harvest Cafe. Shop in our Village Store. Jump aboard the hay wagon for a Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour (advance registration required.)
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 11 through May 24, “EAT,” a new exhibition of barnyard animals at Hancock Shaker Village
    • “EAT,” a new exhibition of barnyard animals by the beloved Stockbridge artist Susan Merrill, will grace the walls of the Poultry House from April 11 through May 24, 2015. Sale of artwork supports Hancock Shaker Village. Explore our online gallery. To purchase artwork, call 413.443.0188.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • May 1 - 31, 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.
      Call number below for details.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • May 2 , Opening Day at Canterbury Shaker Village - Heifer Parade with Food & Fiddle 10:00 am
    • Celebrate the return of the spring to the Village pastures with a parade of festively adorned heifers to their first spring grass. Maypole dancing, outdoor barn dancing, family crafts, music and food. Self-guided exhibits are open at no charge. Guided tours are available for $10 per person.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 2, Shaker Cheese Basket Workshop with Sandy Salada at the Shaker Heritage Society
      10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Learn to create a three directional weave basket in the Shaker tradition. This style was originally used for curing cheese. Today’s basket works wonderfully for holding bread, muffins, or rolls and looks great hanging on a wall when not in use. This workshop is appropriate for ages 14 and up, no experience necessary. This is a 5-hour workshop. If you are unable to finish your basket, you may schedule additional class time with Sandy for a fee. Pre-registration with payment required by April 24th. Space is limited.
      $30 per person, plus $7 materials fee
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 2, Guided Nature Walk at Ann Lee Pond - Shaker Heritage Society 11:00 am
    • Join us on a glorious spring morning for a walk around the Ann Lee Pond and Nature Preserve. Observe beautiful indigenous plants as they begin to wake from winter slumber and welcome the warm season with the resident wildlife. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the lovely views. The trail is mostly flat but there are roots and branches that may hinder some walkers. Please bring bug spray and plan to perform a tick check after the walk. This program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Please call or email to sign up.
      $5 suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 3, Albany History Fair at Historic Cherry Hill (523 S. Pearl St. Albany) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Join us and other Albany historic sites and community organizations as we celebrate and explore the city’s rich history of brewing and distilling. Education Director Samantha Saladino will give a presentation on the Shakers and their changing attitudes toward alcohol from the 18th-20th centuries. More details to follow. Please visit historiccherryhill.org for more info. Free
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 9, 8th Annual Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5K at Canterbury Shaker Village 8:30 am
    • Run or walk the course, which is totally unpaved and totally beautiful crossing through fields, woods, around ponds and pastures. Music is provided along the route to inspire you. Great prizes and hearty food at the finish. Day-of registration opens at 8:30am at the Village. Registration is $25. Children 10 and under are free. Register here.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 9, Sustainable Gardening at Hancock Shaker Village 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Instructors Georgia Barberi, lead gardener at Hancock Shaker Village, and farm director Bill Mangiardi, use time-tested techniques mastered by the Shakers to demonstrate a variety of practical skills for successful, chemical-free vegetable, herb and flower gardening. Topics include composting and soil improvement, weed and pest control, heirloom seed-saving, as well as harvesting and storing produce. All tools and materials provided. BONUS Students take home starter plants and ready-to-use compost from the Shaker farm. $75 for non-members; $68 for members. All levels welcome. Call 413-443-0188, x 0, to register.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • May 9, South Union Lecture Series - Behind the Scenes Tour 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • A behind the scenes to tour of some of the “off limits” spaces at South Union will highlight a presentation about the community’s innovative building design and unique use of color, led by Executive Director Tommy Hines. Box lunch will be served.
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED $25 members | $30 non-members | $15 students
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • May 10, Planning and Planting an Herbal Garden at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Starting an herb garden and feel overwhelmed with all the choices? Want to get the most bang for your buck? Have limited space? Only have a windowsill? This workshop is for you! Come join Emeritus Museum Herbalist Happy Griffiths and Garden Coordinator Lindsay Smith as they discuss how to plan and plant an herb garden that suits your needs! Both medicinal and culinary herbs will be discussed. For best results, please bring an idea of the space you have to plan a garden. (Try to notice sunlight and shade (hours and strength) and any other important environmental factors of your space.) You will walk away with a confident plan for planting your garden. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by April 30: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 13, Heaven on Earth: Architecture Tour at the Shaker Heritage Society 6:00 pm
    • Among other things, the Shakers were known for their planned communities and simple, yet beautiful, architecture. They strove to create a “heaven on earth,” constructing a physical example of some of their deep-seated values – simplicity, uniformity, perfection. As a result, a distinctly “Shaker style” emerged. Explore Shaker building practices and the evolution of the Watervliet community on this guided walking tour, which includes access to three buildings generally closed to the public.
      $5 suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 13, Herbs to Grow and How to Preserve Them at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 8:00pm
    • Presenter: Maria Noël Groves, RH (AHG), Registered Clinical Herbalist.
      Maria will introduce you to some of her favorite easy-to-grow herbs for culinary and medicinal uses. She’ll also teach you how to harvest them and capture the herbs at their peak. It’s so easy to turn them into dried spices, teas, infused honeys, vinegars, soda, and cordials. Maria will demonstrate all these techniques, and you’ll get to make and bring home your own herbal honey or vinegar.
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 16, Home Orchard Care at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Presenter: Michael Phillips.
      Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down to getting the basics right. Fungal disease becomes manageable with wise variety choices and enhanced soil biology. Major insect challenges can be resolved safely when you perceive who, what, and when. All sorts of fruits—from apples and pears to peaches and cherries and onward to berries—make for a diverse home orchard planting. Confidence to integrate tree fruits into your landscape begins with embracing biodiversity and knowing how to build system health. This workshop is filled with practical information for growing tree fruits right!
      Cost: $60.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $75.00 Non-Members. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 16, Alfred Shaker Museum is Opening for the 2015 Season 1:30 pm
    • The Alfred Shaker Museum will open for the season on May 16. The theme of this year’s exhibit is “The Shaker Kitchen.” The winners of the Student Essay Contest will be announced on our opening day. Come join us!
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • May 19, Members’ Spring Reception at Canterbury Shaker Village 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Join us during Opening Week at Canterbury Shaker Village for this special Members Reception. Tour the new galleries, exhibits and visitor lounge in the historic Dwelling House, whose four floors will be open in 2015 for the first time as part of the visitor experience. Members will also have the opportunity to meet our new partner—the Concord Food Co-op—and sample food from their Celery Stick Café.
      Free for Canterbury Shaker Village members
      Register online for this event.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 20, Barn Centennial Press Conference at the Shaker Heritage Society TBA
    • Join us as we honor some of the many individuals and organizations who have helped the Society with the barn preservation project. This huge undertaking would not have been possible without those generous with their time, talents, and financial support. More information to follow.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 25 - June 6, Archaeological Field School at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Conducted by Plymouth State University and directed by Dr. David Starbuck, Professor of Anthropology at PSU, this four-week field school will be the first professional archaeological excavation at Enfield, and should prove to be an exciting first season. There will be both a four-week college credit offering through Plymouth State University and two, two-week volunteer offerings open to the public. There will also be another session of Archaeological Field School offered from June 8-19.
      Cost: Plymouth State University Students: In-State $472/credit; Non-resident $551/credit. Volunteers (must be 18 years or older and must register for at least two weeks to participate): Free. Space is limited, so please register early. To register, or if you have questions, you may contact Dr. Starbuck directly at dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 30 & 31, Wood-Turning Basics at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm both days
    • On day one, learn wood-working, tool-sharpening, and the wood qualities necessary for traditional spindle-turning. On day two, make one of the following projects: a three-legged stool, candlesticks, spinning tops, or a project of your choice! All materials and tools provided. Before the weekend is over, students will also tour Hancock Shaker Village with the instructor Jack Steffek, a 26-year veteran of woodworking instruction and popular Educator at Hancock Shaker Village. Beginner level. Class limited to five students. $120 for non-members; $105 for members. Call 413-443-0188, x 0, to register.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

June 2015

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

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

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • June 5, Albany Pro Musica Pops Goes the Chorus! - Shaker Heritage Society TBA
    • Broadway beware! Albany Pro Musica takes the stage with show tunes, old standards, and popular songs performed in a room that was built for great sound. This cabaret-style evening showcases APM’s individual and ensemble talents.
    • Please visit albanypromusica.org for ticket info
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • June 5, Women’s Drumming Circle at Alfred Shaker Museum 7:00 pm
    • Women’s Drumming Circle. $10.00 to reserve. Call Linda at 490-5709.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum 118 Shaker Hill Rd. Alfred, Maine
    • Phone: 207-490-5709 (Linda)
  • June 6, The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Jim Macnab.
      Design your personal project incorporating our type faces, “wing dings”, and Victorian graphics enhancers. Hand set type, get the finished form ready for the press and then set up and print your project on a hand fed 19th century platen printing press. In the past we have printed Invitations, Christmas Cards, personal Note Cards and Stationary and other fun projects.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • June 6, Backyard Poultry at Hancock Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • You’ll learn everything you need to know to start and maintain your own backyard poultry flock, from buying hatchlings and hens to cleaning the coop! Instructor is farmer Laura Field (a.k.a. the “Chicken Lady”). Our most-popular Workshop! All levels welcome. $50 for non-members; $45 for members. Call 413-443-0188, x 0, to register.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • June 6, Special Wine Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Shaker Suppers. Details to come.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • June 6, Shake, Ride & Roll Bike Event at South Union Shaker Village 8:00 am
    • 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 and view ride maps: www.meetup.com
      There will be three marked routes of 10, 28, and 50 miles, all of which will start and end at the museum. Registration opens at 7 AM. There will be a ride leader/sweeper and SAGs (food stops) on each route. Each rider is required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver.
      This ride is free for BGLOB members but we ask that everyone consider a donation to South Union Shaker Village. Non BGLOB members are encouraged to make a donation to the South Union Shaker Village.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • June 7, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Everett Bailey.
      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.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • June 7, Authentic Shaker Dinner at Alfred Shaker Museum
    • On Sunday, June 7, the Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum will hold a first-of-its-kind event that you won’t want to miss: an authentic Shaker dinner! Based on the recipes in Shaker Your Plate: Of Shaker Cooks and Cooking by Sister Frances A. Carr of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community and other Shaker cookbooks, the dinner menu features the simple-but-timeless cuisine of the Shaker communities. It’s not difficult to imagine the Alfred Shakers sitting down to a similar meal after a day of mindful labor. The dinner will be prepared and served by a local caterer who creates all of the dinners for FASM’s annual meetings. Tickets are limited to 25 people. For more information, contact Museum Curator Linda Aaskov. Come back to visit the website for more details
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • June 8 - June 19, Archaeological Field School at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Conducted by Plymouth State University and directed by Dr. David Starbuck, Professor of Anthropology at PSU, this four-week field school will be the first professional archaeological excavation at Enfield, and should prove to be an exciting first season. There will be both a four-week college credit offering through Plymouth State University and two, two-week volunteer offerings open to the public. There will also be another session of Archaeological Field School offered from May 25 - June 5, 2015.
      Cost: Plymouth State University Students: In-State $472/credit; Non-resident $551/credit. Volunteers (must be 18 years or older and must register for at least two weeks to participate): Free. Space is limited, so please register early. To register, or if you have questions, you may contact Dr. Starbuck directly at dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • June 13, Shaker Country Picnic at the Shaker Heritage Society 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Help us celebrate the barn centennial at the Shaker Country Picnic! Live music, featuring a performance by the Graham Tichy Band from 4-6pm, great food from Sweet Mama Mia Food Truck (available for purchase), games, and other fun family activities will take place on the grounds of the Society. More information to follow
      Free
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • June 13 & 14, Oval Box Basics at Hancock Shaker Village June 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and June 14, noon – 4:00 pm
    • Make traditional Shaker oval boxes (a #2- and a #3-sized) in this two-day course! On day one, carve swallow tails, prepare wood for bending, bend the box, and fit wood onto drying forms. Class registration includes a tour of Hancock Shaker Village’s oval box collection. On day two, measure and cut box tops and bottoms, fit side bands, and complete assembly. (For students unable to attend Sunday, veteran oval box-maker and course instructor Rick Ryer will complete your project and ship it to you.) All materials included. Limit 8 students. Beginners welcome. $170 for non-members; $155 for members. Call 413-443-0188, x 0, to register.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • June 17, Baking with Strawberries at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Presenter: Elaine Speer, Executive Pastry Chef for the Co-op’s Bakery Box.
      Learn how to whip up delicious strawberry-filled desserts like the pros in this class taught by Executive Pastry Chef Elaine from the Co-op’s award winning bakery. We’ll use fresh local strawberries, eggs, and cream to make delicious angel food cake and strawberry shortcake, complete with hand-whipped fresh cream. Get some hands-on experience and samples to try or take home.
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • June 19, Opening Day at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon
    • Our season of exhibitions, tours and programs begins on June 19, 2015.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • June 20, Centennial Saturday at Fruitlands Museum 10:00 am
    • Fruitlands Turns 101! Come celebrate the completion of our centennial year at Fruitlands! On this FREE day, there will be fun for the whole family; with live music, craft activities, art-making, games and more. There will even be cake! Don’t miss this party to end all parties!
      Cost... FREE FOR EVERYONE!
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
  • June 24, Shaker Roots: A summer gathering and auction at Canterbury Shaker Village 5:30 pm
    • Join fellow members and Village supporters for a special tour, fun auction and festive evening at Canterbury Shaker Village. There are many ways to support the event; donate a new and unique item, a vacation home or sports tickets for the auction, become a sponsor and attend with your colleagues and friends Cost: TBD.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • July 24 - 27, The Maine Festival of American Music at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
    • 10th Anniversary! Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village presents: The Maine Festival of American Music
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260

July 2015

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

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

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • July 8, Fish to Perfection at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Presenter: Scott Jones, Chef Scott Jones, Executive Chef at the Co-op’s Celery Stick Cafe.
      With Chef Scott Jones, Executive Chef at the Co-op’s Celery Stick Cafe Don’t be daunted by cooking fish. Learn how to whip up delicious, fast, healthy meals, including how to shop for fish. Chef Scott will prepare salmon in a couple different ways with sauce and accompaniments, and you’ll get to try a taste of it all!
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • July 11 & 12, Shaker Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Find the perfect item for your home or a gift for a friend at the Shaker Craft Fair. Explore the booths of dozens of local and regional artisans on the beautiful grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. A Family Activity Tent will host fun hands-on activities for all ages throughout the weekend. Members of the Abenaki First Nation will offer traditional craft activities, displays, and music. Site tours are offered both days at 11:30 and 1:30. Fair food and pie will be available for purchase.
      $4 per person or $3 with this ad; SHS members, veterans and active military, and under 18 admitted free
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • July 21, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Edible Flowers - at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Learn how to make a beautiful edible flower salad with citrus dressing and use flowers to garnish your summer desserts! This workshop will begin with a short presentation on edible flowers, then we will gather edible flowers from the herb garden, head back to the kitchen in the Great Stone Dwelling and prepare some tasty treats with our harvest. Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by July 19: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 22 - 26, Shaker Seminar in Albany, NY
    • Shaker Seminar is a program of enlightening lectures related to the Shakers and their history, material culture, arts and music. Shaker-themed topics, including utopian and intentional communities, are given priority. Past presentations include African American Shakers, the Shaker West, government structure, Shaker correspondence with other communities, the impact of the railroads on Shaker life, adoption of children, impressions of Shakers in popular culture, and archaeological finds and their consequences.
      The Seminar encourages presentations that use original research, especially primary or underused resources (letters and diaries, newspaper accounts, portraits, prints and photographs, business records, museum collections and autobiographies). Talks are often accompanied by a Power Point presentation and typically last 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions. Most presenters receive a small stipend.
      To be considered as a speaker or presenter for Shaker Seminar 2015, submit a one-page abstract to Lesley Herzberg at lherzberg@hancockshakervillage.org.
      Shaker Seminar encourages attendees to sell or trade books, artifacts, t-shirts, and other Shaker-related items with each other. This is a great way to acquire obscure material about the Shakers largely unavailable otherwise.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

August 2015

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

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

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • August 5, Home Canning & Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Presenter: Alice Mullen, MS, RD, LD, UNH Cooperative Extension specialist.
      Gardens can produce an overabundance of produce at the peak of their harvest season. Preserving the overflow can help you store high-quality food for later use. Whether you’re preserving food for the first time or have many years of experience, it’s important to make sure you are using current, research-based methods and recipes. Join UNH Cooperative Extension for a home food preservation workshop. The workshop will discuss the latest research-based information on home food preservation and includes a hands-on demonstration of canning and making jam. Participants will receive a small jar of the jam to take home and enjoy.
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 8, Shaker Oval Box No. 3 at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Instructor: Barbara Beeler.
      An authentic shaker woodworking shop is a terrific location to create the quintessential shaker oval box. Learn to carve, bend and assemble a No.3 Oval Box (cherry) from master box maker Barbara Beeler. You will leave your class with a completed box. All tools and materials will be provided.
      Cost: $115.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $130.00 Non-Members. All materials included in cost of registration. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 33rd Annual 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 sold at the gate. 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.
    • Shaker Woods Festival
    • Shaker Woods Grounds - 44337 County Line Rd. (just off state route 7), Columbiana, OH 44408
  • August 15, Village Rising - at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Village Rising is a day-long celebration of your Shaker experience and the modern impact of the Shaker legacy. Through our new exhibit, which showcases the many ways in which visitors are inspired to translate the Shakers’ commitment to simplicity and mindfulness into their personal expressions, music, tours and programs created specifically for the day, Village Rising is your opportunity to connect to the Shaker legacy and to be part of our contemporary community. Cost: Included with the cost of regular admission (no charge for Members). Advance tickets available by phone. Please call (603) 783-9511 during museum hours to purchase.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 15-16, 22-23, 33rd Annual 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 sold at the gate. 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.
    • Shaker Woods Festival
    • Shaker Woods Grounds - 44337 County Line Rd. (just off state route 7), Columbiana, OH 44408
  • August 19, Intro to Fermented Veggies at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Presenter: Stephanie Zydenbos-Heino, Ferminista & Owner of Micro Mama’s.
      Stephanie will share her tricks on how to make amazing, health-promoting fermented veggie recipes that are loaded with beneficial bacteria! Use them as a condiment to bring some extra wow to your meals and also improve your digestive health. She’ll show you how to make a great kraut with nothing but cabbage and salt and give you ideas on how to zip things up with different veggies and spices. In this hands on workshop, everyone will go home with a mason jar to finish fermenting at home!
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 19, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Summertime Refreshers - at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Museum’s Herb Garden)
    • With summer in full swing, temperatures are soaring. What better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing herbal drink or treat? This workshop will explore the Shaker Museum Herb Garden while discussing the history and benefits of using herbs and plants in our diets. After gathering some fresh herbs, we will head back to the kitchen in the Great Stone Dwelling and learn how to make some great summertime treats. Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by August 17: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 22, Shaker Oval Box No. 3 at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Instructor: Barbara Beeler.
      An authentic shaker woodworking shop is a terrific location to create the quintessential shaker oval box. Learn to carve, bend and assemble a No.3 Oval Box (cherry) from master box maker Barbara Beeler. You will leave your class with a completed box. All tools and materials will be provided.
      Cost: $115.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $130.00 Non-Members. All materials included in cost of registration. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 22-23, 33rd Annual 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 sold at the gate. 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.
    • Shaker Woods Festival
    • Shaker Woods Grounds - 44337 County Line Rd. (just off state route 7), Columbiana, OH 44408
  • August 28, Let Freedom Ring Tour - at Canterbury Shaker Village 2:00 pm
    • The Village will commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech with a special “Shakers & Equality: Let Freedom Ring” tour at 2:00pm. The tour, which is free with museum admission, will connect visitors with the Shaker ideals of gender and racial equality. The tour will culminate in the ringing of the 500 lb. Paul Revere bell atop the Dwelling House at 3:00 pm.

      On August 28, 1963 at 3:00pm, Dr. Martin Luther King first uttered one of the most powerful and memorable phrases in American history, “I have a dream.” Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech marked a crucial turning point in the American Civil Rights movement and asserted his absolute commitment to a nonviolent approach to confronting America’s entrenched system of racial bias. In it, he urged Americans to let freedom ring “….from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.” His words resound through the years, celebrating the progress America has made in the quest for racial justice, and recalling us to the challenges that still confront us as a nation. Cost: Free with regular admission (no charge for Members).
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

Setptember 2015

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

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

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • September 5, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Everett Bailey.
      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.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 12, Canterbury Artisan Festival 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • The Canterbury Artisan Fair celebrates Traditional Arts with an Artisan Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market, music, artisan food, farm animals and demonstrations. •Juried Craft Fair including artisans in fabric, handknits and wovens, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, painting, toys, and more! •Traditional Arts demonstrations include coopering, blacksmithing, basketry, pottery, wood carving, historic building restoration, and herbal presentations including do-it-yourself teas. •Agricultural Demonstrations including farm animals, permaculture, heirloom breeds, and seed saving. Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, children under 5 free. Members Free.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 12, Beeswax Candle-making at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – noon or 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Great for kids! Using home-grown bee’s wax, roll your own candle and take it home in a custom box. Learn wax techniques and lots of bee lore. Materials and equipment provided by instructor. Perfect for kids ages 12 and up. Children 8 to 12 must attend with an adult. Class limited to 12 students. Instructor is Joe Moncecchi, “The Bee Guy.” $45 for non-members; $40 for members. Call 413-443-0188, x 0, to register.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 12, 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, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • September 19, Local Bees, Beeswax Crafts & Lip Balm at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Presenter: Tricia Gorman & Marianne Cameron, Hive & Home
      Learn about the value of bees in this fun workshop. Tricia and Marianne, the stewards of our beehives at Canterbury Shaker Village, will take you on a quick tour of the Beehouse. Then it’s into the kitchen to learn how to make various all-natural goods with bee products: honey, beeswax candles, furniture polish, lotions, lip balm, deodorant, healing balms, etc. The class will include a lip balm demonstration with one for you to bring home.
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 20, Harvesting and Preserving Flowers and Herbs at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Meet in the Museum’s Herb Garden)
    • This workshop will start off in the Shaker Museum Herb Garden where we will be discussing best practices for harvesting and preserving flowers and herbs. We will discuss the pros and cons of different techniques and of course practice harvesting plants. We will then go back to the Great Stone Dwelling and prepare our harvest for drying, and further discuss all the possibilities of using dried flowers and herbs. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by September 18: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 23 - 27, Timber-Framing Intensive at Hancock Shaker Village 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
    • Learn the art and craft of timber-frame construction using 18th- and 19th-century tools and techniques. Complete all the parts of a small building, and assemble the frame. Demonstrations and discussions supplement hands-on learning. Call the instructors directly to register: Jack Sobon (413-684-3223) or Dave Carlon (413-684-3612). $620 for non-members; $558 for members. Class limited to 16 students.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 26 & 27, 5th Annual Craft Festival at Fruitlands Museum Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Come check out our 5th Annual Craft Festival in partnership with the Worcester Center for Crafts. Artisans from all across New England are onsite for this juried festival. Handmade ceramics, fiber art, jewelry and more will be available for purchase. Your entrance fee of $5/member, $10/nonmember (children under 12 are free) includes admission to the museum! Interested in applying to be a vendor? Contact the Worcester Center for Crafts Here.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
  • September 26 & 27, Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Celebrate the bounty of the harvest on the spectacular grounds of Hancock Shaker Village, with a farmer’s market, horse-drawn wagon rides and the best local and regional crafts — all for sale! Enjoy our food tent with regional specialties. Listen to music, watch agricultural demonstrations, and even jump in a pile of hay!
      Regular Village admission gives you free entry to Country Fair. (Some attractions may require an additional fee.) TICKETS Adults $20 Seniors $18 Youths (ages 13-17) $8 Members FREE Children (12 and under) FREE
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

October 2015

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

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

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

      About the Communal Studies Association
      the Communal Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization for people living in intentional communities, historic site personnel and academics representing topics including history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, political science, and others. Each year, the CSA’s annual conference is held at the site of an historic intentional community.
    • Communal Studies Association Office, P.O. Box 122, Amana, Iowa 52203
  • October 3, Basket Workshop at the Shaker Heritage Society Time TBA
    • A basket workshop with Sandy Salada. More information to follow.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 10, Beautiful Brassicas: Bomb-proof recipes that are sure to please! at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Presenter: Ruth Goldstein, R.D.N., L.D., Integrative Registered Dietitian.
      You’ve all heard about the health benefits of kale, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Join Ruth for this combination demo and hands on cooking class focusing on these versatile and delicious vegetables. Ruth will demo and teach three of her star brassica recipes: vibrant Emerald City Salad with wild rice and vegetables, sweet-tart, crunchy Apple Cabbage Slaw, and nutty, golden Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower. These dishes are simple to prepare and guaranteed to please even the skeptics out there.
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 10, 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, catered by the Brickyard, will be available. Sponsored by WRECC
      TICKETS: $10 members | $5 children ages 6-12
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • October 11, Special Craft Beer Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Save the date for one of our new craft-beer dinners. Details to come.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 11, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Teas and Tinctures at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Fall is root season! Autumn is a time of harvest and abundance, and as the earth itself grows cooler, digging for nourishing, medicinal roots gives us a close intimacy with the season and its generosity. In this workshop we will be discussing the uses of tinctures and teas and the best practices for harvesting and drying. We will then collect roots and herbs from the Shaker Museum Herb Garden and practice the steps to making teas and tinctures in the kitchen. ** Please note: this class is informational only and does not imply medical knowledge. Use of teas and tinctures as medicines are at the individual’s sole discretion and responsibility.** Cost: $35 per person. $30 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by October 9: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 17, Vintage Car Show at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Presented in partnership with the White Mountain Region Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America will host a Vintage Car Show on the Village grounds. Visitors can admire automobiles from many eras, meet with the owners and other vintage car enthusiasts, enjoy Village tours and exhibits, and shop for local handcrafts at the Museum Store. Food truck fare will be available as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand.
      Cost: Free with regular admission (no charge for Members).
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 17, Twilight Shaker Cemetery Tour at the Shaker Heritage Society 5:00 pm
    • Discover the stories of past Shakers on this special twilight tour of the Shaker cemetery. There are 445 Shakers buried here – get to know a handful of them a little better as we walk through the headstones. It is suggested, but not mandatory, that participants bring a flashlight with them. The tour will begin at the 1848 Meeting House.
      $5 suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 18, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Everett Bailey.
      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.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 18, The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Jim Macnab.
      Design your personal project incorporating our type faces, “wing dings”, and Victorian graphics enhancers. Hand set type, get the finished form ready for the press and then set up and print your project on a hand fed 19th century platen printing press. In the past we have printed Invitations, Christmas Cards, personal Note Cards and Stationary and other fun projects.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 24, Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Experience the other-worldly feel of our 200-year-old historic site on an October evening. This special night has something for everyone! Stroll the Village for trick-or-treating, hear true ghostly encounters at the Village—several in the actual spaces where these events took place, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities and Witch’s Brew at this event for the whole family. Make sure to wear your costume, prizes will be awarded for best costume! A sit down dinner, prepared by guest chef Scott Jones of the Concord Co-op’s Celery Cafe, will be available for an additional charge at The Shaker Table (advanced reservations required). Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 31, Special Craft Beer Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Save the date for one of our new craft-beer dinners. Details to come.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 31 - December 19, Christmas Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Dozens of local and regional artisans are represented, offering a wide range of beautiful handmade items, including: jewelry, gourmet chocolate, preserves, ornaments, soup and dip mixes, candles, children’s toys, home decor, stained glass, and more. This is the Society’s biggest fundraiser and not only will your purchases help sustain the museum, but you will also be supporting small local businesses and artists.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211

November 2015

  • October 31 - December 19, Christmas Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Dozens of local and regional artisans are represented, offering a wide range of beautiful handmade items, including: jewelry, gourmet chocolate, preserves, ornaments, soup and dip mixes, candles, children’s toys, home decor, stained glass, and more. This is the Society’s biggest fundraiser and not only will your purchases help sustain the museum, but you will also be supporting small local businesses and artists.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • November 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, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • November 7, The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Jim Macnab.
      Design your personal project incorporating our type faces, “wing dings”, and Victorian graphics enhancers. Hand set type, get the finished form ready for the press and then set up and print your project on a hand fed 19th century platen printing press. In the past we have printed Invitations, Christmas Cards, personal Note Cards and Stationary and other fun projects.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 7, Cordials & Chocolates! at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Presenter: Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC.
      This class combines our popular herb and fruit cordial class with new material on making chocolate treats including truffles! 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 – sweet anise cordial, lemongrass fusion, Cape Codder cranberry, and spiced maple pear cordial, to name a few. Chocolate also provides the perfect backdrop for decadent sweets perfect for special occasions and gift giving. Maria will demonstrate the basics of cordial-making and infusing herbs in chocolate, including both simple and more complicated recipes. We’ll make a batch of herb-infused truffles together for you to taste and bring home, and you’ll also have the opportunity to craft your very own 4-ounce cordial. Whether you give these goodies as gifts or enjoy them for yourself is up to you!
      All ingredients and materials will be included for your take-home truffles and cordial except the alcohol (due to liquor regulations), which you can easily add at home.
      Cost: $50.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $60.00 Non-Members. Register Online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 7, A Shaker Breakfast at South Union Shaker Village 8:30 am and 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, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • November 14, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Everett Bailey.
      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.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 14, The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Jim Macnab.
      Design your personal project incorporating our type faces, “wing dings”, and Victorian graphics enhancers. Hand set type, get the finished form ready for the press and then set up and print your project on a hand fed 19th century platen printing press. In the past we have printed Invitations, Christmas Cards, personal Note Cards and Stationary and other fun projects.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

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

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • November 16 , Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Herb Condiments and Complements at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Liven up your holiday table and menus with wonderful condiments and complements prepared from the herbs from your garden. Create your own herb butters, mustards, vinegars and seasonings from dried herbs grown in the Shaker Museum Herb Garden. Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by November 14: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 19, Garlic and Onion Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • These members of the Allium family are staples in any recipe… but how about making them the stars! In this workshop we will discuss a brief history of the Enfield Shakers’ onion business, how to grow garlic and onions, the many harvestable stages, storage and of course recipes that highlight these pungent bulbs! Cost: $35 per person. $30 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by November 18: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 21, Do-it-Yourself Herbal Holiday Bodycare Gifts at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Presenter: Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC.
      Save money and your health with great, all-natural bodycare 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.
      Cost: $45.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $55.00 Non-Members. Register Online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

December 2015

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

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

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • October 31 - December 19, Christmas Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Dozens of local and regional artisans are represented, offering a wide range of beautiful handmade items, including: jewelry, gourmet chocolate, preserves, ornaments, soup and dip mixes, candles, children’s toys, home decor, stained glass, and more. This is the Society’s biggest fundraiser and not only will your purchases help sustain the museum, but you will also be supporting small local businesses and artists.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • December 3, Holiday Herbal Wreath Making at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Create a masterpiece from the everlasting flowers and herbs grown in the Shaker Museum Herb Garden. Each person will take home a finished 16” wreath. Great for decorating your home or as a thoughtful gift. All materials provided, but please bring your own scissors and clippers. Cost: $35 per person. $30 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by December 1: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 5, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era by taking a candlelight stroll through the Village, watching an old-time 19th Century magic show or riding in a horse drawn wagon. This classic holiday event includes music performances, Shaker stories, cookie decorating, hands-on craft activities and demonstrations, hot cider and refreshments.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price. Buy your tickets online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • December 5, Christmas at Shakertown Preview Party - 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, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • December 6, Christnas at Shakertown Holiday Market - at 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, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • December 12, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era by taking a candlelight stroll through the Village, watching an old-time 19th Century magic show or riding in a horse drawn wagon. This classic holiday event includes music performances, Shaker stories, cookie decorating, hands-on craft activities and demonstrations, hot cider and refreshments.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price. Buy your tickets online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224


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