Behind the Scenes: Shaker Village’s Collection
Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 2- 3:30 p.m.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill preserves more than 5000 artifacts associated with the Pleasant Hill Shakers. Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village’s curator to explore highlights from the collection.
The Pleasant Hill Shakers were prodigious journalists, documenting many aspects of life in their community. Today, Shaker Village’s archival collection is used by visiting scholars and staff members to better inform our understanding of the Shakers, but the fragile documents and manuscripts are seldom exhibited to the public. View journals and personal diaries kept by the Shakers, reading firsthand accounts of key events in Kentucky history. Learn about the Shakers’ record-keeping process and hear stories about some of the community’s key diarists.
Annual Passholder: $20
Non-Annual Passholder: $25
This workshop is for ages 16 and up. If under age 18 you 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.