Walking Tour: Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock

  • Thursday, September 08, 2022
  • 10:30 AM
  • Hancock Shaker Village
  • 17


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We Are Still Here:
Northeastern Indigenous Peoples

University Days 2022 

Walking Tour:

Hancock Shaker Village

Thursday, September 8 at 10:30 am

All tours are in person and onsite. Priority registration for OLLI Members opens August 1. General registration opens August 8.

Shakers and Native Americans shared some similar cultural values and practices - integrated agricultural practices, wide cultivation and use of medicinal herbs, sophisticated basketry, equality among women and men, and the use of music and dance to enhance religious experience. On this walking tour, Hancock Shaker Village docents will share newly researched understandings of the ways in which the Shakers interacted with Native Americans and where their cultural practices intersected.  

Hancock Shaker Village is accessible. Individuals who wish to stay and tour Hancock Shaker Village more extensively are encouraged to purchase regular admission tickets after the walking tour.


Walking tours are free and open to the public however registration is required.  All tours are in person and onsite. 
Priority registration for OLLI Members opens August 8. General registration opens August 15.

Learn more about University Days 2022: We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast. Lectures, art shows, walking tours and more!

Pre-registration is required. Register safely and securely online or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) to register by phone.

Learning about the United State’s Native American Heritage is vital to weaving a more equitable social fabric for everyone. If you would like to contribute to our continuing work towards this goal click here to make a contribution to OLLI’s Northeast Indigenous Initiative, found in the “Designation” drop down menu.

We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through the local cultural councils of Alford-Egremont, Dalton, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Mount Washington, North Berkshire, Otis, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield and Stockbridge and with in-kind support and partnership from Berkshire Community College and Hancock Shaker Village.

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