Shaker Seminar

Thursday June 27

3:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Shaker Seminar (June 27-30, 2019)

Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Shaker Seminar is an adult education program that provides a stimulating and enriching immersion in Shaker history. Now in its 43rd year, the seminar attracts curious and passionate travelers who come together each summer to share research, exchange ideas, and visit (or re-visit) places inhabited by the Shakers.  During Seminar, participants enjoy lectures, tours, and demonstrations that deepen our understanding of Shaker religion, society, and history.

The 2019 Shaker Seminar will highlight the history of spiritualism and the impact of religious ideologies on the region of Western Massachusetts and New York State. Through talks, tours, and behind-the-scenes visits to the Hancock Shaker Village collection, Seminar attendees will delve into the rituals and objects that emerged from alternative religious movements epitomized by the Shakers. The Seminar will include a half-day field trip to Tyringham, where Stephen Paterwic, author of Tyringham Shakers, will guide us through some of the historic structures that once were home to part of the Hancock bishopric.

The 2019 Shaker Seminar begins on Thursday, June 27, with dinner (check-in begins at 3 pm) and concludes on Sunday, June 30, at 12 pm.  Registration options include full registration (which includes 3 dinners and 2 lunches) or single-day registration for Friday (lunch and dinner included) or Saturday (lunch and dinner included).

For more information about Seminar, click here  to visit the Seminar web page.

To register, continue below.  Note that if you wish to renew your HSV membership or join HSV to be eligible for the member rates, please click here.

Registration is due by June 1.  Registrations made after June 1 will be subject to a $50 late fee.