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Sep
19
Wed
Homeschool Day: Autumn Explorations
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Autumn Explorations – As fall approaches, the farm gears up for the harvest. Spend the day exploring activities and gaining insights into this important season. Learn about harvest chores, including food preservation. Visit the apple orchards and more. Registration not required. All talks, tours, and demonstrations included in admission. Unless otherwise noted, all programs listed below last about 30 minutes.

10:30am Look for Signs of Fall! Join interpreter John Parker for a walk through the Village to identify nature’s clues that autumn is almost here. Meet at Garden Tool Shed.

11am The Shakers and Their Apples Starting in the apple orchard, interpreter Jeff Brace will talk about the apple trees, the Shakers’ cider press, and other tools and recipes associated with the Shakers and their apples.  Meet in the orchard.

11:30am Flax Processing Demo Did you know that the fabric linen is made from a plant?  Interpreter Kathy Vincent will demonstrate how the flax plant is processed to be spun into thread in Sisters’ Dairy and Weave Shop.

12:30pm Farm Animals and Fall.  What special preparations do farmers need to make to get their animals ready for autumn?  Join this Q & A with livestock manager Chloe Geffken.  You also get to watch her give one of our sheep a toenail trim! Meet in the Dairy Ell.

1:30pm Shaker Music and Dance  Our daily music and dance program will include songs about the harvest—both real and spiritual.

2pm Oval Box Bending Demonstration  Watch woodworker Peter Forward bend wood into an oval box.  These boxes were important for food and other storage.  Find Pete in the Brethrens’ Shop.

Drop-in Activities

Harvest Flax (10am – 11:30am) Help us harvest our flax crop!  No prior experience required—if you’ve ever pulled a plant out of the ground, you are good to go. Meet in the Herb Garden at the flax bed.

Weave a Simple Rag Mat (1-3pm) Weave a small mat using fabric scraps in the Discovery Barn

School Days (1-3pm) When children at a Shaker village weren’t helping out on the farm, what were they learning in school? Find out during this drop-in program in the Schoolhouse.

All Day Activities –

Make a Rope Bracelet  in the Discovery Barn

Woodworking Demonstrations  in the Tannery

Animals on the Farm  in and around the Dairy Ell

Fun in the Discovery Barn

ADMISSION Adults $17; Youth (13-17 year-olds) $5; Members and all children FREE

Mastheads
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau.

Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners

In the Attics Tour
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited to 10 people.

Call to reserve your space 413.443.0188 x0

Sep
20
Thu
Mastheads
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau.

Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners

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

Fun on the Hancock Shaker Village farm for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Get to know the farmyard at with our weekly program for young children and their families. Each Thursday, meet one of our farm animals, enjoy a special story, and do a simple craft in the Village’s Discovery Barn. All children must be accompanied by an adult, who will be expected to enjoy the activities, too! 

July 5            Meet a Butterfly

July 12          Meet a Rooster

July 19          Meet a Donkey

July 26          Meet a Bee

August 2       Meet a Sheep

August 9       Meet a Butterfly

August 16     Meet a Duck

August 23     Meet a Pig

August 30     Meet a Turkey

Check back for our schedule in September and October!

Included in admission to the Village ($20 for adults; children under 12 free).
Farm Friends
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

September 6       Meet a Cat

September 13     Meet a Pig

September 20     Meet a Hen

September 27     Meet a Cow

October 4          Meet a Sheep

October 11        Meet a Duck

October 18        Meet a Goat

October 25        Meet a Rooster

November 1       Meet a Turkey

November 8       Barnyard Round-up

Get to know the farmyard during our weekly program for young children and their families. Each week, you’ll hear stories, meet a farm animal, and do a simple craft in the Discovery Barn.

Included in admission ($20 for adults; children 12 and younger free).

Adult caregivers should plan to make friends too!

In the Attics Tour
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited to 10 people.

Call to reserve your space 413.443.0188 x0

Sep
21
Fri
Mastheads
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau.

Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners

In the Attics Tour
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited to 10 people.

Call to reserve your space 413.443.0188 x0

Sep
22
Sat
Mastheads
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau.

Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners

In the Attics Tour
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited to 10 people.

Call to reserve your space 413.443.0188 x0

Sep
23
Sun
Mastheads
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau.

Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners

In the Attics Tour
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited to 10 people.

Call to reserve your space 413.443.0188 x0

Sep
24
Mon
Mastheads
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau.

Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners

In the Attics Tour
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited to 10 people.

Call to reserve your space 413.443.0188 x0

Sep
25
Tue
Mastheads
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau.

Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners

In the Attics Tour
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited to 10 people.

Call to reserve your space 413.443.0188 x0

Sep
26
Wed
Making: Timber Framing
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn the traditional craft of Timber Framing in a beautiful outdoor setting. Wednesday through Sunday, September 26 – 30 9am-5pm.

Registration and workshop details here

The Instructors:
Jack Sobon is a timber frame architect and builder that has been working with both old and new timber framed buildings since 1976. He is author of Build a Classic Timber Framed House, Historic American Timber Joinery, and co-author of Timber Frame Construction.
Dave Carlon is a timber frame builder that has been involved with both old and new timber framed construction since 1978.

More Information:
Contact either Jack 413-684-3223 days, email: jacksobon@verizon.net or

Dave 413-684-3612, email: dcarlon01@aol.com
Mastheads
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Five writing studios designed by architects Tessa Kelly and Chris Parkinson architecturally interpret the Berkshire studios of five American Renaissance authors who wrote in Pittsfield: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau.

Sponsored by Hill Architects, Engineers, and Planners

In the Attics Tour
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Go behind-the-scenes in some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and the historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely-seen areas of the Village. Tour does include walking up and down several flights of stairs.  Limited to 10 people.

Call to reserve your space 413.443.0188 x0

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