Support Shaker Village
In the 1960s a group of local citizens founded Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to restoring this historic property and interpreting its rich heritage. Today, Shaker Village is on a mission to inspire generations through discovery, by sharing the legacies of the Kentucky Shakers.
As a non-profit organization, Shaker Village depends on charitable giving and the generosity of our guests, friends and supporters. Your financial contribution ensures the legacy of the Pleasant Hill Shakers and their imprint on our future.
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! The Shaker Village Board of Trustees has voted to match each new or increased donation dollar for dollar up to $350,000 in 2019. For example, if you are a new donor and make a $250 gift to the Annual Fund, the Board will match that $250, and the total impact will be $500 to the Annual Fund! If you were a $250 donor last year and increased that amount to $500, the Board will match that additional $250, and the total impact will be $750 to the Annual Fund!
Please consider making a donation to the Annual Fund or increasing your gift from last year. A new or increased gift of any size is appreciated. You will DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT, and your investment will enrich the lives of all who visit this powerful place!
All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. Federal ID #61-0592561
Donors Like You
"Thank you Shaker Village, for your devotion and dedication to history and the presentation of such history for which I am so grateful. I'm proud to privately support the preservation efforts at Shaker Village and I encourage everyone to do the same." - Barbara Huelette, longtime visitor and supporter of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
"I have included Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in my estate planning, as I want this Kentucky treasure to continue enriching future generations." - Jane Winegardner, Shaker Village Trustee and supporter.
The 1833 Waterhouse was recently restored and reopened to the public thanks to the generous support of Allen and Margie Schubert, the Sam Schubert Foundation, the Ron and Kay Walker Family, the Bill and Carter Lee Family, and Brady and Zane Carruth. Watch the video below to learn more about this incredible project!
Your Support Inspires Great Things
The Shaker Society
The Shaker Society Annual Fund is one of the most important components of our fundraising program. Contributions to the Annual Fund directly support daily work.
Join the Shaker Society with a gift of $5 or more.
for Shaker Village
The Campaign for Shaker Village is a multi-faceted campaign to raise $25 million with the goal of becoming Kentucky's premier landmark travel destination by addressing preservation, conservation and educational needs.
Use our secure online donation form to make a gift with your credit or debit card.
Gifts of cash or check should be sent to: Development Office
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Shaker Village also welcomes gifts of stocks or securities. Contact us at 800.734.5611 ext. 1545 for more information.
Sponsorship opportunities include:
- unPleasant Hill Trail Runs
- Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass
- Craft Fair
- Harvest Festival
- Free Public Admission Days
- New Displays and Exhibitions
The William Pennebaker
Planned Giving Society
Types of planned gifts:
- Life Insurance Policies
- Retirement Plan Beneficiary
- Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts
Your legal and financial advisers will know how to best structure a will to meet your financial needs.
Honorary and memorial gifts are an extraordinary way to pay tribute to a special person in your life.
You are not only touching the life of the honoree, you are helping to preserve a powerful place that will inspire future generations.
Real Work Happens Here
We are a Village at Work!
Interpreters educate children and adults. Farmers and chefs build healthy foodscapes. Naturalists restore rare wildlife habitats. Craftsmen preserve irreplaceable architecture. Archivists care for priceless collections.
Visit the Shaker Village blog to find out more about the great work that happens here!