Hancock Shaker Village and Knesset Israel Congregation will present two collaborative events June 26 & August 12, 2012 that explore the shared customs from the Shaker tradition and from Judaism, two cultures of peace.
Featured on the Hancock Shaker Village sschedule for summer 2012 is A Promising Venture, based on photographs cataloging Shaker furniture, architecture, and craft, by Noel Vicentini
The annual Labor Day Tanglewood Jazz Festival is the most noteworthy event on the Berkshires performing arts schedule, which also inludes plays at Barrington Stage, Shakespeare & Co., Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. September marks the transition to the always fabulous Berkshires Fall Foliage season, celebrated in Lenox and Lee with… read more
Berkshires schedules for May 2011 show a great variety of events at arts and cultural venues throughout Berkshire county. There is live theatre and two simulcasts at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield; Gala benefits and an eclectic mix of musical genres in concerts at both the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center… read more
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Mass. schedules an exhibition of paintings by Stockbridge artist Susan Merrill titled Black & White Barnyard, to run April 16 through May 8, 2011.
Hancock Shaker Village has been designated as a Sector Leader by the Kresge Foundation and awarded a grant of $1 million for its work in “thoughtful, exploratory process to reinvent their business models…” The grant recognizes Hancock Shaker Village’s work as a visionary organization pursuing transformational projects designed to shift its business model and to… read more
On the schedule at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass. are a series of Shaker Suppers to be served on October 9 and 10 at 5:30pm and November 6 and 27 at 4:00pm. The Suppers are served in the Village’s 1830 Brick Dwelling, which was home to 100 Shaker Brethren and Sisters in the late… read more
May 23, 2016 Article by Dave Read Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA, bordering on Hancock, is a fully restored Village that contains 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegetable gardens, 22,000 examples of Shaker furniture, crafts, tools, and clothes that depict daily life at the Shakers’ City of Peace through its 220 years, as… read more
Hancock, MA facts: Town Hall: Hancock, MA 01237 Phone: (413) 738-5225 Population: 721 Settled/Inc’d: 1767/1776 Named for: John Hancock Elevation: 1020′ Demographic data: state.ma.us/cc/hancock.html The town of Hancock in the Berkshires, was re-named for John Hancock in 1776, the year of its incorporation, from Plantation of Jericho, as it was called by the original settlers… read more