HSV opens its doors to one and all for FREE, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. (For the schedule of all 70 cultural attractions open on summer Fridays, visit the Highland Street Foundation’s website.)
HSV beefs up its tours and programs for the day, including Interpreter Talks that introduce the Shakers (10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm), Tours of the Farm & Gardens (noon and 3 pm), Shaker Music & Dance (11 am, 1:30 and 4 pm), and Demonstrations of the Water Turbine (11:30 am, 2 pm, and 4:30 pm). Throughout the day we’ll host special fun and games for kids, as well as our usual ongoing demonstrations of woodworking, blacksmithing, and spinning / weaving in buildings throughout the historic Village. The Village Harvest Cafe will be open as for snacks and lunch from 11 am to 5 pm, and we’ll have additional lunch options on site for families, too. (Or, pack a picnic! We have lots of tables, both indoors and out.) Don’t miss our ongoing exhibits: Heaven on Earth, in the Visitor Center, and the show of contemporary sculpture, Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, throughout the historic Village.