July 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

We are excited to announce that Hancock Shaker Village is among 85 institutions across Massachusetts participating in the Free Fun Friday initiative, thanks to the generous support of Highland Street Foundation. Admission will be FREE for ALL visitors ALL day.
WOW, look at all there is to do:

10:30 am Water Turbine Demo
11 am Talk: Introduction to the Shakers
11:30 am Contemporary Art Exhibit Tour
12 pm Farm & Garden Tour
1 pm Water Turbine Demo
1:30 pm Shaker Music & Dance
2 pm Medicinal Herb Talk
2:30 pm Contemporary Art Exhibit Tour
3 pm Talk: Introduction to the Shakers
3:30 pm Farm & Garden Tour
4 pm Shaker Music & Dance
4:30 pm Water Turbine Demo

• Woodworking demonstrations (including oval box making and chair making)
• Blacksmithing demonstrations
• Scavenger Hunt about Sustainability
• Upcycling Crafts for Everyone! (11 am to 4 pm) Join our friends from the Center for Eco-Technology in making decorative coasters (also handy as paperweights) from recycled porcelain tiles. Learn more about making paper from recycled paper, cotton fabric or local plant materials.

It looks like the weather will be warm, so we’ve set up a cooling station (a sprinkler to run through) near the gardens and The Scoop Shop (ice cream is an essential cool-off treat) will be serving scoops noon-4 near the Discovery Barn. (The Scoop Shop accepts cash. There is an ATM on-site)

We look forward to seeing you! For more info, visit: