Saturday, November 26, 6pm, savor a candlelit harvest dinner in the Brick Dwelling, where Shakers ate communally beginning in 1830. The menu reflects that the harvest is in – from the garden just steps away – and autumn’s bounty is at its peak. Meet our farmer, Bill Mangiardi. He’ll share his farming secrets. (Plus, who wants to cook?)
When the Spirit Moved Them, They Moved a three-in-one channel video created by artist Mariam Ghani and choreographer Erin Ellen Kelly with cinematography and sound design by Adam Hogan. Screening daily 10-4. Included in admission/FREE to members.
Explore (and write in!) five studios that architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of authors who wrote in Pittsfield and connect with the region’s literary history. Make a week day studio reservation.
An after-hours, spine-chilling evening of ghosts and mystery. Walk the dark paths of the village by lantern light, hear true tales of ghostly sightings, and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement. Tours are 90 minutes and are recommended for those aged 12 and older.
Wear your costume for trick-or-treating throughout the village, and learn how Shakers celebrated Halloween…if you dare. Expect ghost stories and fortune telling. You will find face painting, balloon art, and bobbing for doughnuts. Create your own animal mask (scary or sweet), and decorate a pumpkin.