Jun
15
Sat
2nd Annual Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm

The Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention is a family-friendly, traditionally-inspired old-time and bluegrass music gathering. Nestled in the secluded natural setting of a vast historic Shaker village, the convention invites participants and appreciators of all levels to jam, listen, compete, learn, pick, dance, and celebrate. Presented by Hancock Shaker Village and Oldtone Productions, this immersive weekend preserves the rich old-time music culture on stage, in the barns, by the fields, and under the trees. It’s the perfect weekend to escape daily life and let the music seep in.

This year features the Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen. For a summary of ticket options, a complete schedule of events, workshop and contest information, and camping information, click here.

Jun
16
Sun
2nd Annual Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention is a family-friendly, traditionally-inspired old-time and bluegrass music gathering. Nestled in the secluded natural setting of a vast historic Shaker village, the convention invites participants and appreciators of all levels to jam, listen, compete, learn, pick, dance, and celebrate. Presented by Hancock Shaker Village and Oldtone Productions, this immersive weekend preserves the rich old-time music culture on stage, in the barns, by the fields, and under the trees. It’s the perfect weekend to escape daily life and let the music seep in.

This year features the Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen. To view ticket options, a complete schedule of events, workshop and contest information, and camping information, click here.

Jun
20
Thu
Farm Friends
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Get to know the farmyard. Each week, young children ages 2-5 and their caregivers meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Jun
22
Sat
Makers’ Day: Bread Basket Weaving
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This multi use basket (10” x 3 1/2”) is perfect for serving bread or as a handy counter catch-all. Made on an oak base, weave your basket using natural and multi colored dyed reed, add a sturdy rim and leather handles.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

FEE $40/36 MEMBERS; PLUS $25 FOR MATERIALS

Jun
23
Sun
Goat Yoga
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Relax! You’ve goat this. Bring a mat, towel, and an open mind.

TICKETS $25/22.50 MEMBERS

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Jun
27
Thu
Farm Friends
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Get to know the farmyard. Each week, young children ages 2-5 and their caregivers meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Jun
28
Fri
Food for Thought: Dinner with Mitch Horowitz
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. In Occult America, PEN Award-winning author Mitch Horowitz opens a new window on the past, presenting a dramatic, pioneering look at the esoteric genesis of spirituality and mysticism and its profound impact on American culture. Occult America takes a slightly off-center look at American history through the lens of those who believed, prayed, practiced, and lived a little differently from the rest of us, including Mother Ann Lee and the Shakers. Horowitz examines the genesis of spirituality and mysticism and its impact on modern American culture, politics, and religion.

“Occult America treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness that is too often lost in today’s raised-voice discussions about religion and belief systems.” (The Washington Post)

TICKETS $100/90 MEMBERS; includes seasonal dinner, wine, and book

Sponsored by October Mountain Financial Advisors

Jun
29
Sat
Makers’ Day: Shaker Carrier Woodworking
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Craft a Shaker-style pine carrier (16” x 10”) based on a piece from our collections based on a form, which originated at the Shaker Village in Mount Lebanon in the 1840s. This beginner’s class is perfect for someone interested in learning more about Shaker craftsmanship. Instructor Peter Forward is a master carpenter and cabinetmaker with more than 40 years of experience. He enjoys traditional hand-working methods and often uses tools passed down from his great-great grandfather, a joiner in the 1870s.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

FEE $110/99 MEMBERS; PLUS $30 FOR MATERIALS

Jul
4
Thu
Farm Friends
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Get to know the farmyard. Each week, young children ages 2-5 and their caregivers meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Jul
6
Sat
REGGIE WILSON: Fist and Heel Performance Group
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

They Stood Shaking, While Others Began to Shout

In a roving performance that weaves the historic buildings and landscape into his narrative, award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson, presents a special, site-specific experience that emphasizes the intense physical expression of Shaker spirituality. Inspired by black Shakers and Ring Shout traditions, Wilson explores the intersection of worship and dance with poetic imagination. Wilson is praised for how “his sprawling movement pieces fold history into the present” (The New York Times).

INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR THE DAY; TICKETS $30/10 MEMBER

PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH Jacob’s Pillow

Sponsored by Joan and Jim Hunter, Julie Mehretu, Bruce and Reba Evenchik, and Robin Lazarow and Jeanne Kangas

Summer Gala
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

It’s time for the spectacular seasonal party that makes you dream of summer in the Berkshires all year long. Our gala includes a roving performance of They Stood Shaking, While Others Began to Shout by award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson’s Fist and Heel Performance Group in the Round Stone Barn, a Shaker farm-to-table dinner, and grand finale fireworks over the fields.

Evening Schedule:

6 pm: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the gardens
7 pm: Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group in the Round Stone Barn
8 pm: Dinner by farm-to-table chef Brian Alberg in the tent, with a short live auction
10 pm: Fireworks over the fields

Jul
11
Thu
Farm Friends
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Get to know the farmyard. Each week, young children ages 2-5 and their caregivers meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn.

INCLUDED IN ADMISSION/FREE TO MEMBERS

Jul
12
Fri
Peer to Peer: A Collectors’ Forum
Jul 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

In conjunction with the Willis Henry Shaker Auction, Hancock Shaker Village presents Peer-to-Peer, a half-day program designed to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of collecting. Featuring talks, tours, and behind-the-scenes views, Peer-to-Peer is an exclusive opportunity to learn from experts and connect with other collectors in the field of Shaker design and material culture.

TICKETS $120/105 MEMBERS. Includes lunch.

CLICK HERE for a complete schedule of events.

ARTIST TALK: Barbara Ernst Prey
Jul 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join painter Barbara Ernst Prey for drinks and artful conversation on her current solo exhibition, Borrowed Light. Celebrated for her large-scale watercolors, Prey’s newest body of work depicts scenes from Hancock Shaker Village that capture the momentary luminosity of architectural space. MEMBERS FREE/$10 NOT-YET-MEMBERS

Jul
13
Sat
Willis Henry Auction
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Willis Henry Auctions returns to Hancock Shaker Village for an auction of privately held Shaker-made items including furniture, accessories, tools, manuscripts, and art. Henry auctions have garnered international attention and generated world record prices. Shaker collectors, scholars, and admirers of Shaker design are invited.

PREVIEWS: July 11, 1-5pm, July 12, 10am-5pm, and July 13 10am-11:30am

ADMISSION IS NOT REQUIRED TO PREVIEW OR ATTEND THE AUCTION

No items being auctioned are from our collections.

Food for Thought: Simon Winchester @ Hancock Shaker Village
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The revered New York Times bestselling author and historian Simon Winchester has written another fascinating book, The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. Over dinner, the highly entertaining Winchester will discuss how the dazzling advances that produced the scientific revolution, the industrial revolution, and revolutions that followed owe their success to a single engineering element: precision.

Made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2006 for his contributions to the field of journalism and literature, Winchester is the author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and Krakatoa, all of which have appeared on numerous bestseller lists.

TICKETS $100/$90 MEMBERS, includes seasonal dinner, wine, and book

Sponsored by October Mountain Financial Advisors

Jul
15
Mon
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN: Art on the Farm
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A week-long children’s program that fosters creativity on our inspiring farm. Working with natural and recycled materials, children will make all kinds of creations with art teacher Karl Mullen. The week will also include musical experiences, woodland walks, outdoor fun, and time to get down and dirty on the farm.

FEE $300/$270 member child

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Jul
16
Tue
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN: Art on the Farm
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A week-long children’s program that fosters creativity on our inspiring farm. Working with natural and recycled materials, children will make all kinds of creations with art teacher Karl Mullen. The week will also include musical experiences, woodland walks, outdoor fun, and time to get down and dirty on the farm.

FEE $300/$270 member child

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Jul
17
Wed
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN: Art on the Farm
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A week-long children’s program that fosters creativity on our inspiring farm. Working with natural and recycled materials, children will make all kinds of creations with art teacher Karl Mullen. The week will also include musical experiences, woodland walks, outdoor fun, and time to get down and dirty on the farm.

FEE $300/$270 member child

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

REGISTER

Jul
18
Thu
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN: Art on the Farm
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A week-long children’s program that fosters creativity on our inspiring farm. Working with natural and recycled materials, children will make all kinds of creations with art teacher Karl Mullen. The week will also include musical experiences, woodland walks, outdoor fun, and time to get down and dirty on the farm.

FEE $300/$270 member child

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

REGISTER