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.

Hymnody was a key part of Shaker life and musical composition was an approved outlet for members’ creative expression. In all, the Shakers composed upwards of 10,000 songs. Explore original manuscript hymnals from the Pleasant Hill collection and learn about the Shakers’ musical practices. Hear examples of lesser-known songs composed at Pleasant Hill performed by a Shaker Village Music Interpreter.

Workshop Price:
Annual Passholder: $20
Non-Annual Passholder: $30

This program is for ages 16 and up. If under age 18 you must be accompanied by a paying adult. The program will feature a curated selection of artifacts from the Shaker Village collection that are not otherwise on display. 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. Food or drink, pens, and bags will not be permitted in the program venue.

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.

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May 20 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

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