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For the Media

There are a million stories to tell at Hancock Shaker Village and we’re happy to help you tell them.  Contact Shawn Hartley Hancock, Director of Marketing & Communications, at 413-443-0188 X 221, or email her at shancock@hancockshakervillage.org.

Press Releases – Hancock Shaker Village has been in the news for more than two centuries! Connect to recent stories here. Download pdf documents of recent and archived press releases below.

Facts  – Hancock Shaker Village Fact Sheet

Images  – Quality professional images are available for download to accompany stories about Hancock Shaker Village.

Photography request form – Fill out this form to take images of the Village for commercial purposes (catalog, advertising, exhibition, or publication).


Location Shoots

Hancock Shaker Village provides the right setting for many film and commercial photography needs, including rural outdoor and historical settings, 19th-Century architecture, farm and garden, traditional crafts, fall foliage and many others. We work regularly with media, advertising professionals, TV broadcasters, and film producers.  For more information about using the Village as your next location, contact Shawn Hartley Hancock, Director of Marketing & Communications at shancock@hancockshakervillage.org  or 413-443-0188 x 221.


Hancock Shaker Village has been in the news for more than two centuries! Connect to recent stories here.

Press Releases – downloadable pdf documents of recent and archived press releases

2014 Press Releases

Baby Animals opens April 12

Please Touch Room

Susan Merrill six years of exhibits for Baby Animals

HSV Awarded NEA grant

In Love & Peace Exhibit Opens at Visitor Center

Family Day on June 28


2013 Press Releases

Enjoy Home Cooked Shaker Suppers at Hancock Shaker Village this Autumn
posted 10/11/13

Hancock Shaker Village celebrates the old and the new at 16th Annual Country Fair
posted 9/13/13

Hancock Shaker Village to host marathon, ultra-marathon, and Berkshires-to-Boston Bicycle Tour during Massachusetts Car-Free Week
posted 9/11/13

Willis Henry Auctions returns to Hancock Shaker Village September 7th
posted 8/27/13

Hancock Shaker Village Unveils Major Website Initiative
posted 8/9/13

Outstanding in the Field returns to the Berkshires, tickets available for September 8 at HSV
posted 7/23/13

Preservation Interns uncover the hidden history of Pittsfield Neighborhoods
posted 7/1/2013

Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Museum, and Arrowhead offer the 1,2,3 Discount Program a second year
posted 5/29/13

Hancock Shaker Village to host Preservation in Practice round table discussion
posted 5/2/13

Record Attendance at Opening Weekend of Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm
posted 4/15/13

Hancock Shaker Village announces 2013 season
posted 4/2/13

Hancock Shaker Village Receives NEH Grant to Assess Condition of 19th Century Gift Drawings
posted 1/18/13

2012 Press Releases

Hancock Shaker Village Announces 2013 Workshops
posted 12/12/12

Holiday Festivities: Thanksgiving Weekend Shaker Supper, Museum Store Sale and Downtown Pittsfield Pop-up Shop
posted 11/7/12

Chicks Emerge and Children Cozy up to Baby Animals: April 13 – May 5, 2013
posted 10/26/12

Grants from USDA and SABIC Innovative Plastics improve agricultural infrastructure at HSV
posted 9/21/12

15th Annual Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village
posted 9/17/12

Berkshire Health Systems and HSV to present Health & Wellness Fair Sept. 22nd
posted 9/4/12

SEASONS at Hancock Shaker Village to open on Friday, August 31st
posted 8/22/2012

Blacksmiths Converge at Hancock Shaker Village for Age of Iron Weekend
posted 7/25/2012

Open Enrollment for Preservation Studies through UMass and Hancock Shaker Village
posted 7/23/2012

McCue Collection to be auctioned at Hancock Shaker Village by Willis Henry Auctions
posted 7/17/2012

Free Fun Friday at HSV presented by the Highland Street Foundation on July 20th
posted 7/16/2012

Hancock Shaker Village Presents “Shalom: Weaving Threads of Peace” Mixed Media Assemblages by Wendy Rabinowitz
posted 7/6/2012

Hancock Shaker Village Appoints President and CEO Linda M. Steigleder to Assume Post on July 16
posted 7/1/2012

Shaker Soul and Jewish Neshama, A Conversation and Celebration: Hancock Shaker Village and Congregation Knesset Israel present two collaborative events
posted 5/22/2012

Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Museum and Arrowhead offer the new One, Two, Three Discount Program
posted 5/21/2012

First Class Graduates from UMass Amherst-Hancock Shaker Village Historic Preservation Degree Program
posted 5/14/2012

Hancock Shaker Village Improves CSA Farm Program
posted 5/11/2012

Record Attendance at Hancock Shaker Village Baby Animals event
posted 5/4/2012

Hancock Shaker Village Announces 2012 Programming 
posted 4/3/2012

Hancock Shaker Village to present “A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA” featuring the work of Noel Vicentini
posted 4/3/2012

Sponsor a Frame for HSV’s 2012/2013 WPA Photography exhibition
posted 1/20/2012