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Hancock Shaker Village

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1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
413.443.0188 https://hancockshakervillage.org/

October 2019

What’s in the Attic?

October 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 PM, repeating until October 20, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$27 – $30

Go behind the scenes for a guided tour of some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village. Participants will climb several flights of stairs. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Farm Friends

October 17 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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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.

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What’s in the Attic?

October 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 PM, repeating until October 20, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$27 – $30

Go behind the scenes for a guided tour of some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village. Participants will climb several flights of stairs. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Workshop: Introduction to Light Painting Photography

October 17 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$70

Light painting photography is the art form that uses handheld lights to “paint” a scene while the shutter of the camera is left open during a long exposure. By shooting in a dark location and using the photographic technique of long exposure, flashes, streaks, colors, textures, and trails of light are created and captured without post-production work. Exposure times for light paintings can range from just a few seconds to an hour or more. Required equipment: DSLR camera, tripod, and…

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Haunted Hancock

October 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$30

Join us for an after-hours, spine-chilling evening of ghosts and mystery. Walk the dark paths of the village, hear true tales of ghostly sightings, and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement. Tours are 90 minutes and include walking over uneven terrain and climbing several flights of stairs. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

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What’s in the Attic?

October 18 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 PM, repeating until October 20, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$27 – $30

Go behind the scenes for a guided tour of some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village. Participants will climb several flights of stairs. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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What’s in the Attic?

October 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 PM, repeating until October 20, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$27 – $30

Go behind the scenes for a guided tour of some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village. Participants will climb several flights of stairs. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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What’s in the Attic?

October 20 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 PM, repeating until October 20, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$27 – $30

Go behind the scenes for a guided tour of some of Hancock Shaker Village’s most significant historic buildings, including the Laundry & Machine Shop, Brick Dwelling, and historic barns. See collection highlights and learn about Shaker architecture and material culture as you explore rarely seen areas of the Village. Participants will climb several flights of stairs. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

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Farm Friends

October 24 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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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.

Find out more »

Haunted Hancock

October 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$30

Join us for an after-hours, spine-chilling evening of ghosts and mystery. Walk the dark paths of the village, hear true tales of ghostly sightings, and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement. Tours are 90 minutes and include walking over uneven terrain and climbing several flights of stairs. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

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The Best and the Wurst

October 26 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Sample the best regional beers and hard ciders and enjoy live music on a late fall afternoon. Additional food (old-world and Shaker-style) sausage, made with regionally sourced meats, and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets include admission to the historic village, so come early and enjoy the buildings and grounds.

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Shaker Foodways Workshop: Pumpkins & Squash

October 27 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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In response to the popularity of our summer Shaker Foodways tour, the Village will offer three workshops this fall. Travel back in time through your taste buds to experience Shaker cuisine. Make and sample several seasonal Shaker recipes while learning about the history of the Shakers’ dietary practices and food production. The program is held in the 1830 Brick Dwelling kitchen. No cooking experience required; all ingredients provided. Participants may wish to bring an apron. Sunday, September 22—Why Pie? Learn…

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Farm Friends

October 31 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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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.

Find out more »

Haunted Hancock

October 31 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$30

Join us for an after-hours, spine-chilling evening of ghosts and mystery. Walk the dark paths of the village, hear true tales of ghostly sightings, and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement. Tours are 90 minutes and include walking over uneven terrain and climbing several flights of stairs. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

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November 2019

Food for Thought: Dinner with Jake Levin

November 9 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Take your barbecue love affair to new heights with butcher and charcuterie expert Jake Levin, author of The Smokehouse Handbook. Levin, a native of the Berkshires, will demonstrate mouthwatering smoking and curing methods and discuss the importance of buying local, pasture-raised animals—and how this decision impacts the environment and builds community connections. A farm-to-table dinner follows. Tickets include dinner, wine, and a copy of the book.

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Workshop: Woven Holiday Ornaments

November 16 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$30

Jazz up your Christmas tree or make the perfect gifts in this workshop. Make three festive woven ornaments: an eight-point snowflake and a puffy heart, woven in thin maple strips, and a reindeer, woven in dyed reed. Suitable for ages 14 and up; beginners welcome.

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Winter Wreath ’n’ Sip

November 24 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Join the incredibly talented florist Jed Thompson from Township Four for a fun afternoon of holiday wreath-making, using fresh Fraser fir, juniper, pine, and other natural materials—some foraged from our property. While crafting, enjoy a glass of wine and snacks.

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Grateful Shaker Supper

November 30 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$90

A candlelit dinner awaits in the historic Brick Dwelling, where the Shakers ate communally for more than a hundred years. You’ll savor a glorious seasonal feast just steps from our garden, where our autumn harvest is at its peak, accompanied by live music. After dinner, tour the iconic dwelling to cap off the magical evening.

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December 2019

Yule Jam

December 6 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$12

Grab an ugly sweater, get in the holiday spirit, and join us at the Village for Yule Jam. We’ll have live music in The Believers’ Room, a roaring fire, food trucks, cool holiday cocktails, and local beer.

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Brunch with Santa

December 7 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$45

This classic event was so popular last year that we’ve added a second date (also offered Sunday, December 8). Enjoy a delicious buffet, sit on Santa’s lap, and take part in crafts, music, story time, and visiting with animals in the Round Stone Barn. Fun for the young and young at heart.

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Holidays Around the World Dinner

December 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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James Beard award-winning chef Brian Alberg spins a contemporary twist on traditional holiday foods. Kick off the season with sample delicacies from countries around the world that will leave you satisfied, curious, and ready to make merry.

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Winter Wreath ’n’ Sip

December 8 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Join the incredibly talented florist Jed Thompson from Township Four for a fun afternoon of holiday wreath-making, using fresh Fraser fir, juniper, pine, and other natural materials—some foraged from our property. While crafting, enjoy a glass of wine and snacks.

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