Calendar

Nov
22
Thu
Kitchen Ka-Boom! @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 22 @ 11:00 AM
Kitchen Ka-Boom! @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Be a kitchen scientist with cool hands-on kid-safe experiments.

Lego Club @ Berkshire Athenaeum
Nov 22 @ 3:30 PM
Lego Club @ Berkshire Athenaeum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children’s Library!

Open to children of all ages!

No registration required.

Nov
23
Fri
Thanksgiving on the Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 23 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thanksgiving on the Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Hancock Shaker Village is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend. The grounds are open for you to enjoy. Visit our heritage-breed turkeys in the barnyard and say hello to other animals in the barn. Then create your own crafty barnyard animal in the Discovery Barn to take home. Meander along the Farm & Forest Trail or hike the Shaker Trail. Learn about the Shakers and see their beautifully designed objects in the 19th-century Brick Dwelling anytime, or on tours at 11am and 2pm. Visit our Round Stone Barn at your leisure or join a guided tour at noon. Then head to the Laundry & Machine Shop, witness the power of the turbine, and learn about Shaker sustainability. Woodworking and blacksmithing demos throughout the day. Shop for the holidays in Shaker Mercantile for handcrafted goods you can’t find elsewhere. Warm up with spiced local cider and autumn lunch at Seeds Market Cafe.

WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 23 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs) @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

Nov
24
Sat
Shop Small Saturday @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Shop Small Saturday @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Get a jump on your holiday shopping and support local artisans and your favorite Shaker museum. Find health and beauty products, gifts for kitchen and home, homemade jewelry, Shaker boxes, knitting supplies, and more. Our shop is filled to the brim with new merchandise for the holidays.

Thanksgiving on the Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thanksgiving on the Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Hancock Shaker Village is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend. The grounds are open for you to enjoy. Visit our heritage-breed turkeys in the barnyard and say hello to other animals in the barn. Then create your own crafty barnyard animal in the Discovery Barn to take home. Meander along the Farm & Forest Trail or hike the Shaker Trail. Learn about the Shakers and see their beautifully designed objects in the 19th-century Brick Dwelling anytime, or on tours at 11am and 2pm. Visit our Round Stone Barn at your leisure or join a guided tour at noon. Then head to the Laundry & Machine Shop, witness the power of the turbine, and learn about Shaker sustainability. Woodworking and blacksmithing demos throughout the day. Shop for the holidays in Shaker Mercantile for handcrafted goods you can’t find elsewhere. Warm up with spiced local cider and autumn lunch at Seeds Market Cafe.

Nia Dance Fitness with Diane Firtell @ Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Nov 24 @ 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Chowtime @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 24 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Festival of Trees After Dark @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 24 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Festival of Trees After Dark @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Discover Festival of Trees 2018: Often Heard after hours, when the twinkling lights are ablaze on every tree but the galleries are dark. The indoor forest of imaginatively decorated trees festooned with musical motifs offer a dreamy atmosphere during evening hours, and guessing the song title that matches each tree’s décor becomes more of a challenge at night!

Grateful Shaker Supper @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 24 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Grateful Shaker Supper @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Savor a candlelit harvest dinner in the Brick Dwelling, where Shakers ate communally beginning in 1830. The menu reflects that the harvest is in – from the garden just steps away – and autumn’s bounty is at its peak.  Meet our farmer, Bill Mangiardi. He’ll share his farming secrets. (Plus, who wants to cook?)  Tonight’s dinner benefits our farm internship program.

Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

Nov
25
Sun
Thanksgiving on the Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 25 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thanksgiving on the Farm @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Hancock Shaker Village is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend. The grounds are open for you to enjoy. Visit our heritage-breed turkeys in the barnyard and say hello to other animals in the barn. Then create your own crafty barnyard animal in the Discovery Barn to take home. Meander along the Farm & Forest Trail or hike the Shaker Trail. Learn about the Shakers and see their beautifully designed objects in the 19th-century Brick Dwelling anytime, or on tours at 11am and 2pm. Visit our Round Stone Barn at your leisure or join a guided tour at noon. Then head to the Laundry & Machine Shop, witness the power of the turbine, and learn about Shaker sustainability. Woodworking and blacksmithing demos throughout the day. Shop for the holidays in Shaker Mercantile for handcrafted goods you can’t find elsewhere. Warm up with spiced local cider and autumn lunch at Seeds Market Cafe.

Wreath ‘N Sip @ Hancock Shaker Village
Nov 25 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wreath 'N Sip @ Hancock Shaker Village | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for a relaxing evening as you design and craft a fragrant seasonal wreath to take home. Grab a drink, take a seat, and we’ll guide you step-by-step in using natural greens and cones to make a wreath to celebrate the season and enjoy its aroma.  Perfect to do with friends!  Registration includes materials, snacks, and wine. Reservations required.

Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

Nov
26
Mon
Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 26 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Farmer of the Year @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Driven by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out in a dilapidated Winnebago to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his directionless and unreasonably self-confident granddaughter, Ashley. Along the way they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that being young and being old, aren’t all that different.

WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation: Faith in America @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 26 @ 7:00 PM
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation: Faith in America @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Faith (noun) – 1) trust or confidence in someone or something; 2) belief in the doctrines of a religion. We’re asking poets to pick their poison or their cure and put a pen to it. By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, we look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger and help us find a way forward.

WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation: Faith in America @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 26 @ 7:00 PM
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation: Faith in America @ Berkshire Museum | Pittsfield | Massachusetts | United States

Faith (noun) – 1) trust or confidence in someone or something; 2) belief in the doctrines of a religion. We’re asking poets to pick their poison or their cure and put a pen to it. By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, we look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger and help us find a way forward.

Nov
27
Tue
WeMuse Littlest Learners @ Berkshire Museum
Nov 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM