Hancock Shaker Village

UTOPIA: In the HeART of the Berkshires

1843 W Housatonic St. (routes 20 & 41), Po Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Home to the Shakers for more than 220 years, Hancock Shaker Village is now an outdoor history museum dedicated to preserving the Shaker legacy and making that story relevant and illuminating for today's visitors. Situated on 750 acres of picturesque farm, field, and woodland in the bucolic Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Village consists of 20 historic buildings, a working farm and heirloom gardens, and a premier collection of 22,000 authentic Shaker artifacts. The museum, Seeds Market Cafe, and Shaker Mercantile are open every day, 10-4 in spring and 10-5 in summer and fall. Shaker Mercantile offers a unique selection of goods made simple, beautiful and with purpose. Seeds Market Cafe highlights the spirit and nature of the Shaker's authentic living heritage. Seasonal menu items offer Shaker-inspired, neighborhood-sourced lunch and snacks daily, as well as special event dinners. Museum admission is not required to shop or dine. The Village is open April through December and always available online at HancockShakerVillage.org.

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  • While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers

    The Shakers wrote 25,000 songs, 10,000 of which survive. From American anthems like Simple Gifts to lesser-known hymns, ballads, and laboring songs,...

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    Fri, May 31 - Sun, Nov 10, 2019

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  • Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey

    Painter Barbara Ernst Prey has an affinity for light, deftly capturing the fleeting luminosity within built and natural environments. To...

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    Sun, Jun 30 - Sun, Nov 10, 2019

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  • Silo Songs

    Inspired by early wordless Shaker songs, Grammy-award winning composer Brad Wells created Silo Songs, a sound art installation that offers...

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    Sun, Jun 30 - Sun, Nov 10, 2019

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  • Vino Vinyasa Sunset Yoga

    Experience a fun twist on yoga and uncork your chakras with some vino vinyasa. Open to all ages. (Grape juice...

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    Fri, Jul 19, 2019

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  • Shaker Barn Music: The Mammals

    Combining old-timey music, vintage pop, and contemporary folk, this foot-stopping quintet (playing the fiddle, banjo, guitar, organ, bass, and drums)...

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    Fri, Jul 26, 2019

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