Behind the Scenes: Shaker Village’s Collection
Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 2- 3:30 p.m.
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 to explore highlights from the collection.
The Shakers are often best known for their furniture, particularly their elegant ladderback chairs. Explore the design of Shaker chairs by looking at pieces made at both Pleasant Hill and other Shaker communities. Learn the unique stories behind some of Shaker Village’s chairs, including their varied histories after leaving Pleasant Hill in the early 20th century and some of the strange modifications that were later made to them.
Annual Passholder: $20
Non-Annual Passholder: $25
This workshop is for ages 16 and up. Minors 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.