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Jul
3
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – Aug 29 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
4
Sat
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – Aug 30 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
5
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Jul 5 @ 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.

Jul
10
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – Sep 5 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
11
Sat
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – Sep 6 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, Artist Talk with Fritz Horstman @ Community Hall at HSV
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

8 in 14 bMeet artist Fritz Horstman in Community Hall and view his art installation, Eight Into Fourteen, near the Poultry House in the historic Village.  Part of Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, an exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture on view throughout the Village until November 1.  Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jul
12
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Jul 12 @ 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.

Jul
17
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
18
Sat
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – Sep 13 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Back to Our Roots, Gala Party for HSV @ Events tent at HSV
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gala benefit with cocktails, dinner and dancing under the Event Tent, with gorgeous sunset views of the historic Village. Locally sourced cuisine and flowers harvested from the HSV gardens. Food by Fire Roasted Catering. Music by Lucky Five Jazz Band. Call for tickets: 413-443-0188 x 0.2014 Gala photo of Ron & Marilyn Walter

Jul
19
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Jul 19 @ 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.

Jul
20
Mon
Get the most from your farm share: Program and Book Signing with Georgia Barberi @ HSV Gardens near the Visitor Center
Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

IMG_20150624_112712763Meet gardener and author Georgia Barberi, whose book, “CSyAy: Ideas, Inspiration and Resources for your Community Supported Agriculture Farm Share,” ($20) outlines great advice and smart concepts for choosing, storing and preparing fresh produce.  A perfect companion to a weekly allotment of farm-fresh produce, and a great gift idea! Tour the HSV gardens, learn about organic heritage agriculture and learn new ways to manage your own garden!

Lifelong gardener, Georgia manages the 80-plus member CSA farm at Hancock Shaker Village, now in its fifth season providing local produce. As HSV’s lead gardener, she also maintains a working display of vegetable, herb and small fruit gardens and orchards that thousands of visitors enjoy each year.

Jul
22
Wed
Shaker Seminar: Annual conference of Shaker Scholars @ Snyder Hall, Siena College, Loudonville, NY
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

Shaker Seminar is a forum for sharing enlightening research related to the Shakers and their history, material culture, arts and music, as well as broader topics of utopian and intentional communities. Past presentations include African American Shakers, the Shaker West, Shaker correspondence with other communities, the impact of the railroads on Shaker life, impressions of Shakers in popular culture, and Shaker archaeological finds.

Presentations often employ original research, and primary or underused resources, and are often facilitated by Power Point.

To be considered as a speaker or presenter for Shaker Seminar 2016, submit a one-page abstract to Lesley Herzberg at lherzberg@hancockshakervillage.org.

Hancock group c. 1896 web

Jul
24
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
25
Sat
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – Sep 20 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Hands to Dirt: A Gardener’s Afternoon @ HSV Gardens near the Visitor Center
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

RadishesGet answers to your mid-season gardening questions and think ahead to fall in this special hands-on workshop with Hancock Shaker Village’s own Georgia Barberi. Spend the afternoon in the gardens as Georgian addresses your specific gardening questions and provides helpful tips on flowers, vegetables, annuals, perennials, cultivation method, pest control, and growing organically.

Bonus: Participants get to take home a variety of new plants!

Open to gardeners of all levels.
Register today! Space is Limited.

PLEASE NOTE: Rain date is Saturday, August 1st!

Jul
26
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Jul 26 @ 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.

Jul
31
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Aug
1
Sat
Age of Iron: Blacksmith and metal-work weekend @ HSV
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

Shakers, working hammer and tongs!  Join us on Saturday and Sunday as dozens of metal forgers demonstrate their exciting craft! Many metal items used by the Shakers were made in a blacksmith’s forge. Historic Shaker metalworking will be highlighted, along with contemporary techniques. See hinges, latches and door handles being forged by hand; many for sale in the Village Store. various 034

Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
3
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – Aug 29 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
4
Sat
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – Aug 30 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
5
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Jul 5 @ 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.

Jul
10
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – Sep 5 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
11
Sat
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – Sep 6 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, Artist Talk with Fritz Horstman @ Community Hall at HSV
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

8 in 14 bMeet artist Fritz Horstman in Community Hall and view his art installation, Eight Into Fourteen, near the Poultry House in the historic Village.  Part of Modern Wings & Shaker Roots, an exhibition of large-scale contemporary sculpture on view throughout the Village until November 1.  Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jul
12
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Jul 12 @ 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.

Jul
17
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
18
Sat
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – Sep 13 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Back to Our Roots, Gala Party for HSV @ Events tent at HSV
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gala benefit with cocktails, dinner and dancing under the Event Tent, with gorgeous sunset views of the historic Village. Locally sourced cuisine and flowers harvested from the HSV gardens. Food by Fire Roasted Catering. Music by Lucky Five Jazz Band. Call for tickets: 413-443-0188 x 0.2014 Gala photo of Ron & Marilyn Walter

Jul
19
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Jul 19 @ 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.

Jul
20
Mon
Get the most from your farm share: Program and Book Signing with Georgia Barberi @ HSV Gardens near the Visitor Center
Jul 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

IMG_20150624_112712763Meet gardener and author Georgia Barberi, whose book, “CSyAy: Ideas, Inspiration and Resources for your Community Supported Agriculture Farm Share,” ($20) outlines great advice and smart concepts for choosing, storing and preparing fresh produce.  A perfect companion to a weekly allotment of farm-fresh produce, and a great gift idea! Tour the HSV gardens, learn about organic heritage agriculture and learn new ways to manage your own garden!

Lifelong gardener, Georgia manages the 80-plus member CSA farm at Hancock Shaker Village, now in its fifth season providing local produce. As HSV’s lead gardener, she also maintains a working display of vegetable, herb and small fruit gardens and orchards that thousands of visitors enjoy each year.

Jul
22
Wed
Shaker Seminar: Annual conference of Shaker Scholars @ Snyder Hall, Siena College, Loudonville, NY
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

Shaker Seminar is a forum for sharing enlightening research related to the Shakers and their history, material culture, arts and music, as well as broader topics of utopian and intentional communities. Past presentations include African American Shakers, the Shaker West, Shaker correspondence with other communities, the impact of the railroads on Shaker life, impressions of Shakers in popular culture, and Shaker archaeological finds.

Presentations often employ original research, and primary or underused resources, and are often facilitated by Power Point.

To be considered as a speaker or presenter for Shaker Seminar 2016, submit a one-page abstract to Lesley Herzberg at lherzberg@hancockshakervillage.org.

Hancock group c. 1896 web

Jul
24
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Jul
25
Sat
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – Sep 20 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Hands to Dirt: A Gardener’s Afternoon @ HSV Gardens near the Visitor Center
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

RadishesGet answers to your mid-season gardening questions and think ahead to fall in this special hands-on workshop with Hancock Shaker Village’s own Georgia Barberi. Spend the afternoon in the gardens as Georgian addresses your specific gardening questions and provides helpful tips on flowers, vegetables, annuals, perennials, cultivation method, pest control, and growing organically.

Bonus: Participants get to take home a variety of new plants!

Open to gardeners of all levels.
Register today! Space is Limited.

PLEASE NOTE: Rain date is Saturday, August 1st!

Jul
26
Sun
Attics & Basements Tour @ HSV
Jul 26 @ 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.

Jul
31
Fri
Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.

Aug
1
Sat
Age of Iron: Blacksmith and metal-work weekend @ HSV
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

Shakers, working hammer and tongs!  Join us on Saturday and Sunday as dozens of metal forgers demonstrate their exciting craft! Many metal items used by the Shakers were made in a blacksmith’s forge. Historic Shaker metalworking will be highlighted, along with contemporary techniques. See hinges, latches and door handles being forged by hand; many for sale in the Village Store. various 034

Young Shaker Tour @ HSV
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm

Shaker children in a row  4122014Don a Shaker hat or bonnet and experience the historic Village through the daily work and play of a Shaker child!  Guided by a special interpreter, you’ll engage in a variety of  interactive activities that include picking herbs from the Village garden, ringing the Dwelling House bell, using a quill pen and/or baking a treat in the Shaker Kitchen!

Space is limited to 10 children per tour. Please note a parent or chaperone must accompany.

This tour is not available Friday, August 7.