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Sep
5
Sat
Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, Artist Talk with Jon Brooks @ Community Hall at HSV
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Engage with artist Jon Brooks at this talk about his work, Mover and Shaker, in the historic Village through November 1. Part of Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, the exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. IMG_20150702_101118732

Sep
6
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Sep
12
Sat
Beeswax Candle-Making Workshop @ HSV
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Two options: 10 am to noon, or 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Learn to roll your own candle using home-grown beeswax. Take it Bees on combhome 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.

Sep
13
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Sep
15
Tue
Berkshires-to-Boston Bike Ride @ Starts at Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 15 – Sep 20 all-day

BerktoBosDozens 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/

Sep
19
Sat
Working the Land: Heritage Walk along the Farm & Forest Trail @ HSV
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hike the Farm & Forest Trail with an expert interpreter. Survey two hundred years of resource stewardship as you learn how the Shakers worked the land! Pastures, woodlands, orchards and other terrain will be explored, with a look toward the Village’s current sustainability efforts in water and solar power and management of its community-supported agriculture program. The hike, which is appropriate for all ages, is an official Heritage Walk held in cooperation with the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, Inc. The Farm & Forest Trail is universally accessible.

Sep
20
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Sep
23
Wed
Traditional Timber-Framing Workshop @ HSV
Sep 23 – Sep 27 all-day

Utilizing centuries-old techniques and tools, participants craft the parts of a small building and assemble its frame over the four days of this intensive course. Hands-on learning is supplemented by demonstrations and discussions.

Timber Framing at Shaker VillageRegister directly with either Jack Sobon 413-684-3223, or Dave Carlon, 413-684-3612.

Sep
25
Fri
Quilter’s Day @ HSV
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A day for those who love quilts, including quilt appraisals, a quilt trade show and the grand-opening of “Harvest of Quilts,” the annual show in the Round Stone Barn.quilt show up close, no people

Sep
26
Sat
Country Fair @ HSV
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day

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.

CF

Sep
27
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Oct
3
Sat
Workshop: Photographing Fall at the Village @ HSV
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Georgia Douillet tends to the Garden at Hancock Shaker Village, rotating between the new CSA and the herb garden.  Thur May 12, 2011 (GARVER)

Hone your digital photography skills with Berkshire Eagle photographer and photo editor Ben Garver. Workshopincludes both classroom and field time, with ample opportunity to practice the techniques you learn. Designed to inspire and guide your growth and expression as a photographer, this workshop also includes time to evaluate photos for subject, composition and other aspects.

Ben Garver, a photographer and photo editor with the Berkshire Eagle for more than a decade, is an Ohio native.  He attended Middlebury College and has lived in New England most of his life pursuing nature’s solace.

PLEASE NOTE: Bring you own digital camera.

Oct
4
Sun
Water Power, Renewable Energy, and Archaeology Tour @ HSV
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month, this “Green Tour” focuses on the Hancock Shakers’ 19th-century water-power technology and other examples of renewable energy at the Village, past, present and future.  Included will be a demonstration of the 1858 water turbine, and an easy-to-moderate hike to the Village’s North Family Archaeological site to view the ruins of Shaker mill buildings and dams. Clothing and footwear appropriate for walking in the fields and woods is required.

IMG_20150702_101025395

Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Oct
10
Sat
Spirited Supper @ HSV Brick Dwelling
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Boyd Rehearsal 2A festive evening of craft beverages from local breweries chosen to complement an inspired dinner menu. The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing Shaker spirit-making and their agricultural legacy of growing hops and barley on the farm.

Oct
11
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Shaker Furniture: Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Led by Curator Lesley Herzberg and offered exclusively to our Peer-to-Peer Collectors and other selected Shaker furniture enthusiasts, this tour will be guided by the interests of the participants.  Tell us what you want to see or learn!  Re-discover old favorites or discover new gems in the HSV collection.

Oct
12
Mon
Willis Henry Auction of Shaker Furniture & Artifacts @ Community Hall at HSV
Oct 12 all-day

This is a private auction held at Hancock Shaker Village that welcomes the public to attend and bid — NOT an auction of material from the Hancock Shaker Village collections.  Auction attendees can visit the historic Village for the group rate of $15.  Preview dates are October 10 and 11 (check the Willis Henry website for exact hours).  furniture023

Oct
18
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Oct
25
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Sep
5
Sat
Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, Artist Talk with Jon Brooks @ Community Hall at HSV
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Engage with artist Jon Brooks at this talk about his work, Mover and Shaker, in the historic Village through November 1. Part of Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, the exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. IMG_20150702_101118732

Sep
6
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Sep
12
Sat
Beeswax Candle-Making Workshop @ HSV
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Two options: 10 am to noon, or 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Learn to roll your own candle using home-grown beeswax. Take it Bees on combhome 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.

Sep
13
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Sep
15
Tue
Berkshires-to-Boston Bike Ride @ Starts at Hancock Shaker Village
Sep 15 – Sep 20 all-day

BerktoBosDozens 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/

Sep
19
Sat
Working the Land: Heritage Walk along the Farm & Forest Trail @ HSV
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hike the Farm & Forest Trail with an expert interpreter. Survey two hundred years of resource stewardship as you learn how the Shakers worked the land! Pastures, woodlands, orchards and other terrain will be explored, with a look toward the Village’s current sustainability efforts in water and solar power and management of its community-supported agriculture program. The hike, which is appropriate for all ages, is an official Heritage Walk held in cooperation with the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, Inc. The Farm & Forest Trail is universally accessible.

Sep
20
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Sep
23
Wed
Traditional Timber-Framing Workshop @ HSV
Sep 23 – Sep 27 all-day

Utilizing centuries-old techniques and tools, participants craft the parts of a small building and assemble its frame over the four days of this intensive course. Hands-on learning is supplemented by demonstrations and discussions.

Timber Framing at Shaker VillageRegister directly with either Jack Sobon 413-684-3223, or Dave Carlon, 413-684-3612.

Sep
25
Fri
Quilter’s Day @ HSV
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

A day for those who love quilts, including quilt appraisals, a quilt trade show and the grand-opening of “Harvest of Quilts,” the annual show in the Round Stone Barn.quilt show up close, no people

Sep
26
Sat
Country Fair @ HSV
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day

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.

CF

Sep
27
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Oct
3
Sat
Workshop: Photographing Fall at the Village @ HSV
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Georgia Douillet tends to the Garden at Hancock Shaker Village, rotating between the new CSA and the herb garden.  Thur May 12, 2011 (GARVER)

Hone your digital photography skills with Berkshire Eagle photographer and photo editor Ben Garver. Workshopincludes both classroom and field time, with ample opportunity to practice the techniques you learn. Designed to inspire and guide your growth and expression as a photographer, this workshop also includes time to evaluate photos for subject, composition and other aspects.

Ben Garver, a photographer and photo editor with the Berkshire Eagle for more than a decade, is an Ohio native.  He attended Middlebury College and has lived in New England most of his life pursuing nature’s solace.

PLEASE NOTE: Bring you own digital camera.

Oct
4
Sun
Water Power, Renewable Energy, and Archaeology Tour @ HSV
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month, this “Green Tour” focuses on the Hancock Shakers’ 19th-century water-power technology and other examples of renewable energy at the Village, past, present and future.  Included will be a demonstration of the 1858 water turbine, and an easy-to-moderate hike to the Village’s North Family Archaeological site to view the ruins of Shaker mill buildings and dams. Clothing and footwear appropriate for walking in the fields and woods is required.

IMG_20150702_101025395

Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Oct
10
Sat
Spirited Supper @ HSV Brick Dwelling
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Boyd Rehearsal 2A festive evening of craft beverages from local breweries chosen to complement an inspired dinner menu. The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing Shaker spirit-making and their agricultural legacy of growing hops and barley on the farm.

Oct
11
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Shaker Furniture: Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ Hancock Shaker Village
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

furniture023

Led by Curator Lesley Herzberg and offered exclusively to our Peer-to-Peer Collectors and other selected Shaker furniture enthusiasts, this tour will be guided by the interests of the participants.  Tell us what you want to see or learn!  Re-discover old favorites or discover new gems in the HSV collection.

Oct
12
Mon
Willis Henry Auction of Shaker Furniture & Artifacts @ Community Hall at HSV
Oct 12 all-day

This is a private auction held at Hancock Shaker Village that welcomes the public to attend and bid — NOT an auction of material from the Hancock Shaker Village collections.  Auction attendees can visit the historic Village for the group rate of $15.  Preview dates are October 10 and 11 (check the Willis Henry website for exact hours).  furniture023

Oct
18
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.

Oct
25
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

staircasesmallGo behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop and the Brick Dwelling. Learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village.