Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill preserves more than 5,000 artifacts associated with the Pleasant Hill Shakers. Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village’s curator in this series of workshops to explore highlights from this unique collection.
Saturday, May 18 | 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Despite the Shakers' reputation for plainness and simplicity, Shaker sisters (and brethren) often took special care in their dressing and deportment. Some sisters owned elegant silk slippers and boldly colored neckerchiefs, while others trimmed bonnets in delicately rouched silk or knit wristlets with decorative patterns. We'll explore some of the myths about Shaker simplicity of dress while looking at items of personal adornment once owned by individual Shakers and considering the world of "Shaker fashion."
Annual Passholder: $15
General Admission: $25
This program is for ages 16 and up. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Guests will not be allowed to bring food, drink, pens or any bags/purses into the program (cameras/phones and pencils/paper are okay). This program will feature a curated selection of artifacts from the Shaker Village collection that are not otherwise on display, and guests will have the opportunity to view/photograph the items at close range. Due to occupancy limits and space restraints in our collections storage facility, the program will be held in one of Shaker Village’s historic buildings.
Program fee includes one complimentary admission to Shaker Village and one voucher for 20% off dining at the Trustees’ Table (excluding alcoholic beverages). Dining reservation recommended: call 859.734.5411. All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Shaker Village is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For additional questions please call 859.734.5411.