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|A Promising Venture 1 (2,208 kb)
Objects like these net caps and wooden box were photographed to capture the unique Shaker design aesthetic for the Index of American Design. Photograph by Noel Vicentini 1936.
|A Promising Venture 2 (2,630 kb)
Simple wooden patterns in the Machine Shop at the Mt. Lebanon community represent Shaker ingenuity and innovation. Photograph by Noel Vicentini 1936.
|Country Fair 1 (1.60 mb)
Agricultural demonstrations including heritage breed animals are a crowd favorite at the annual Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village.
|Country Fair 2 (1,020.46 kb)
Vendors from around the region boast local produce, crafts, and handmade furniture at the Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair.
|The Studio @ Hancock Shaker Village (799.36 kb)
New for 2010, The Studio at Hancock Shaker Village will house artist-in-residence Steve Grasselli, hand-crafter of fine Shaker reproduction furniture. Visitors can take a class with Grasselli, or purchase his work in the Village Store.
|Discovery Room (760.25 kb)
The hands-on Discovery Room at Hancock Shaker Village offers crafts, games, looms for weaving and a life-size replica cow to “milk”.
|Baby Animals 1 (1.70 mb)
Merino sheep were raised by the Shakers for their superior and abundant wool.
|Baby Animals 2 (1.20 mb)
Piglets napping after feeding time. These piglets will gain about one pound per day and by next Spring will likely have young of their own.
|Shaker Suppers (705.89 kb)
Offered over Columbus Day weekend and during November weekends, Shaker Suppers include a guided tour with a costumed interpreter, a Shaker-inspired menu served in the historic Brick Dwelling, and a Shaker music program.
|Solar Panel Installation (1.22 mb)
A roof and ground installation of solar panels at the modern Visitors Center at Hancock Shaker Village will help defray energy costs and serve as part of the village’s interpretation of sustainable energy options, old and new.
|Round Stone Barn (1.04 mb)
The Round Stone Barn, originally build in 1826, underwent paint restoration in 2009. Upper levels of the barn were painted to appear as they did circa 1865, when the barn was rebuilt and renovated after a fire.
|1830 Brick Dwelling (863.50 kb)
Once home to over 100 Shakers. The East and West sides of this dormitory style building are mirror images of each other, reflecting the equality afforded Shaker Sisters and Brethren.
|Laundry & Machine Shop (1.02 mb)
A classic example of Shaker ingenuity, this building contains a water turbine system added by the Shakers in 1858 to power laundry equipment and wood and metal working machinery.
|Panoramic View (932.14 kb)
Hancock Shaker Village consists of 750 acres of farm, woodland and pasture, home to 18 historic buildings and the premier collection of Shaker artifacts.