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Discussion
shakers in our backyard: a panel discussion about the history and relevance of america's first three shaker communities 
June 04, 2015 :  7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Location:  Huxley Theater
Description:  

Join us for a panel discussion about the Shaker historic sites, collections and archival resources that exist in the Capital Region. Learn about current projects and the future of local Shaker historic sites. Attendees are welcome to join the discussion to explore why the Shakers continue to be relevant in contemporary society. This discussion is part of on-going collaborative programming related to the exhibition, “The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries”, now on view at the New York State Museum. FREE 

This week at the museum
Children's Program
n e w: let's go take a trip
June 06, 2015 :  11:00 A.M. - September 05, 2015 :  11:45 A.M.

Location:  Adirondack Hall
Description:   The first Saturday of the month (June 6, Sept. 5) the Museum comes alive as Miss Peggy takes you on a trip to new sights, sounds and adventures right here in our very own State Museum!! This program features a different “trip” in the Museum each month. Come join in the fun and earn your Museum Traveler’s Badge! Meet at the Main Lobby Desk. Intended for ages 4-6 years old. June 6: Join the "bucket brigade" in Fire Engine Hall! September 5: TBA

rain or shine...it's reading time!
June 24, 2015 :  10:30 A.M. - August 12, 2015 :  11:15 A.M.

Location:  Kids' Cove
Description:   Wednesdays: June 24, July 29 & August 12. Read a story with Miss Ann and visit a special exhibit to learn more about New York State. Free program for preschool age children. Meet at Kid's Cove.

Excursion
mount lebanon volunteer work day
June 13, 2015 :  10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.


Description:  

Join the Museum in preparing the North Family historic site for opening day! This work day will focus on cleaning up the North Family buildings – cleaning, painting, landscaping, etc. Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothes and gear such as gloves and boots. Coffee and pastries from Blueberry Hill Café in New Lebanon will be offered. FREE
The Shaker Museum | Mt. Lebanon is located at 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125. If interested, please contact: programs@shakerml.org or call (518) 794-9100 x220.

shaker country picnic
June 13, 2015 :  3:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.


Description:  

Help us celebrate the barn centennial at the Shaker Country Picnic! Join us for an afternoon of family fun at the Shaker Heritage Society. Live music, featuring a performance by the Graham Tichy Band from 4-6pm, great food from Sweet Mama Mia Food Truck (available for purchase), games, tours, and other fun activities will take place on the grounds of the Society.  FREE

Please visit shakerheritage.org for the most up to date information. Shaker Heritage Site is located at 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211 (Directions)

shaker museum / mount lebanon opening weekend
June 19, 2015 :  10:00 A.M. - June 22, 2015 :  4:00 P.M.


Description:  

Visit the North Family at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark. Mount Lebanon was the leading Shaker society in America from its founding in 1787 through its closing in 1947, and the North Family was its face to the wider World, composed of some of the most progressive and public Shakers in Shaker history. Explore the North Family in guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. Take a walk up to the Meetinghouse, where the Shakers held public services on Sundays. Then, on the walk back to the North Family, learn about persecution Shaker founder Ann Lee faced in the New Lebanon community during a 1783 visit.  Friday, June 19-Monday, June 22 | 10 a.m.–-4 p.m.  

Admission by donation – suggested donation of $10

The Shaker Museum | Mt. Lebanon is located at 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125. Visit www.shakerml.org  for more information.

11th annual pethick archaeological site open house 
July 02, 2015 :  11:00 A.M. - July 03, 2015 :  2:00 P.M.


Description:  

The Pethick Site is a multi-component Native American site along the Schoharie Creek. Used as a teaching site by the University at Albany and the New York State Museum, the Pethick Site is in its 11th season of excavation.

Visitors meet and tour the dig site and active excavation units done by university students. Artifacts will be on display and State Archaeologist Dr. Christina Rieth of the State Museum and Dr. Sean Rafferty of the University at Albany will discuss New York State archaeology. The site is fairly easily accessed (in a farm field). For safety reasons, guests will not be allowed to excavate.

For directions or questions, please contact Public Programs at (518) 474-0575 or email Nicole.LaFountain@nysed.gov.

Presented by NYS Museum and University @ Albany, Department of Anthropology 

side by side: shaker and modern design-gallery talk 
July 06, 2015 :  2:00 P.M. - August 22, 2015 :  3:00 P.M.


Description:  

Museum president David Stocks discusses “Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design", an exhibition of Shaker objects from the Museum’s collections alongside the work of diverse mid-century and contemporary designers and furniture-makers, on display through October 12. 

Meet at Wash House at 2pm. $10.00, free for Museum Members. July 6 & 18, August 14 & 22. 

The Shaker Museum | Mt. Lebanon is located at 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125. Visit www.shakerml.org  for more information. 

shaker craft fair 
July 11, 2015 :  10:00 A.M. - September 13, 2015 :  4:00 P.M.


Description:  

$4 per person, or $3 with this ad; SHS members, veterans and active-duty military, and under 18 free
Find the perfect item for your home or a gift for a friend at the Shaker Craft Fair. Explore the booths of dozens of local and regional artisans on the beautiful grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. A Family Activity Tent will host fun hands-on activities for all ages throughout the weekend. Members of the Abenaki First Nation will offer traditional craft activities, displays, and music. Site tours are offered both days at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Fair food and pie will be available for purchase.

July 11 & 12, 10am-4pm

September 12 & 13, 10am-4pm

the north family shaker cemetery & memorial walking tour 
July 11, 2015 :  10:00 A.M. - September 26, 2015 :  11:30 A.M.


Description:  

“The idea of keeping in mind, from generation to generation, the spot where the body was deposited” was, according to an 1886 sermon, preposterous to Elder Frederick Evans and other North Family Shakers. Still, different Shakers at different times did mark the graves of their departed and their views on life and death were not static. This walking tour will provide the back story to the North Family Shakers’ Cemetery and Memorial, one of Mount Lebanon's many cemeteries, still owned by the Shakers today.

Tour leaves from the Wash House at 10am. $10.00, free for Museum Members. July 11, August 22 & September 26.

The Shaker Museum | Mt. Lebanon is located at 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125. Visit www.shakerml.org  for more information. 

the small world of shaker: miniature furniture, books & dolls - opening day shaker museum / mt. lebanon 
July 19, 2015 :  10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.


Description:  

The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon presents “Shaker Miniatures,” an exhibition of Shaker miniature objects and dolls from the Museum’s collections. On display through September 7 at the Poultry House.

Admission by donation. Suggested donation of $10.00

The Shaker Museum | Mt. Lebanon is located at 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125. Visit www.shakerml.org  for more information.

mount lebanon's great stone barn at shaker museum/mt. lebanon
July 31, 2015 :  2:00 P.M. - August 07, 2015 :  3:00 P.M.

Cost: $10.00

Description:  

The Great Stone Barn, built in 1859 as the largest stone barn in America, demonstrates the Shakers’ economic stability, confidence, and vision at the height of their success. Anchoring three wooden wings, the stone structure was 50 by 200 feet and five stories high. The Barn was gutted by fire in 1972. In 2013, the Museum undertook a multi-million dollar stabilization effort. Explore the history and current state of the Great Stone Barn, an accompanying exhibit, and a model showing its use. Following the recent completion of the first phase of restoration work, this is the first chance for the general public to tour inside the ruin.

www.shakerml.org

Friday, July 31 and August 7 at 2 p.m.

Admission: $10 (free admission for museum members)

Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Contact programs@shakerml.org or 518-794-9100 ext. 220 to register.
 

albany's 1915 church family barn at shaker heritage society 
August 01, 2015 :  2:00 P.M. - August 08, 2015 :  3:00 P.M.

Cost: $10.00

Description:  

After a devastating fire destroyed the 1851 barn at the Albany Shaker Church Family?, the community set out to build a new barn complex. Designs were drawn up for an efficient and technologically advanced barn, which included a track system for handling manure, lightning rods, and roof ventilators. On May 20, 1915, with help from hired laborers, the Shakers raised their beautiful new barn. The Church Family closed only a decade later due to declining membership, but the barn still stands as a sign of their determination, innovation, and hopes for the future. Join us on a special tour and celebrate the centennial of this historically significant barn.

www.shakerheritage.org

Saturday, August 1 and 8 at 2 p.m.

Admission: $10 (free for members)

Pre-registration is required.

Contact: shakereducator@gmail.com or call (518) 456-7890 ext. 23 to register

 

hancock shaker village's iconic round stone barn at hancock shaker village
August 02, 2015 :  2:00 P.M. - August 09, 2015 :  3:00 P.M.

Cost: $20.00

Description:  

Take an in-depth tour of the iconic Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village. Built in 1826, the form was continually improved upon by pioneering Shaker brethren to improve the situation of the farmer and make the large-scale dairy farm more efficient. Learn about the stages of construction, the use of gravity, and why bank barns were developed and are still utilized today.

“The great object of agricultural curiosity at Hancock is their magnificent stone barn, two stories in height and 96 feet in diameter” –Rev. Henry Colman, 1835

www.hancockshakervillage.org

Sunday, August 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.

Admission: $20 (free for members; children 12 and under are free, ages 13-17: $8)

Pre-registration is required. Contact:  mcellana@hancockshakervillage.org or call

(413) 443-0188 ext100 to register.

 

Family Program
trash to treasure
June 06, 2015 :  1:00 P.M. - September 12, 2015 :  3:00 P.M.

Location:  Classroom 2-3
Description:   Trash to Treasure features an art project using manufacturing mistakes and materials destined for the landfill. Museum art instructor, Peggy Steinbach invites you to spend an Earth-friendly afternoon at the Museum. Programs are scheduled on Saturday: June 6, August 1 & September 12.

creative art day
June 13, 2015 :  1:00 P.M. - September 20, 2015 :  3:00 P.M.

Location:  Classroom 2-3
Description:   Families are welcome to join Art Instructor, Peggy Steinbach for a creative art activity based on the following Museum exhibitions: 
June 13: Best of SUNY, West Gallery  August 8: Contemporary Art of Native Americans, Crossroads Gallery & September 20: The World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response, New York Hall

family fun day
June 20, 2015 :  1:00 P.M. - September 19, 2015 :  4:00 P.M.

Location:  Museum Exhibit Galleries
Description:  

Each third Saturday of the month, the Museum offers fun for the whole family with games, crafts, and other theme-based activities. Check with Main Lobby for location. FREE  

June 20: Summer Reading! Let it take you away! July 18: Summertime Travel in NYS, August 15: Seashells & September 19: TBA

 

 

natives people of new york journey 
July 15, 2015 :  10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location:  Museum Lobby
Description:  

Travel back in time with Museum educator Cecile Kowalski to meet the people who were the first ones to live here in New York State more than 10,000 years ago. Discover the kinds of tools they created. Continue your journey through time and discover how a changing environment and evolving technology created new opportunities for the people who lived here. Learn about life in a prehistoric Iroquois village, sit in a longhouse, and then view the artwork in Represent: Contemporary Native American Art and learn about Native American artists who live in New York today.  FREE

10-11am; Noon-1pm & 2-3pm  Families with children 8 and older meet at Main Lobby

 
If you would like to book this program for your group, please contact groupreg@mail.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-5843 for more information.   

beautiful bugs, incredible invertebrates and fascinating freaks of nature 
July 29, 2015 :  10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location:  Program Space
Description:  

A Mad Science Museum lab

Of the amazing diversity of life, 98% of the animals on earth are little known by the average person. Join Museum educator Hatti Langsford for an opportunity to closely examine some of New York’s more unusual creatures. Mad Science Museum programs include games, experiments and discovery-learning stations for fun, science-based activities related to NYSM collections, research and exhibits.  FREE

10-11am & 2-3pm  Families with children, ages 10 and older meet in Museum Lab

If you would like to book this program for your group, it is available Tuesday, July 21–Thursday, August 7. Please contact groupreg@mail.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-5843 for more information. 

art smart 
August 13, 2015 :  11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location:  Museum Lobby
Description:  

Explore an exhibition with Museum Art instructor Peggy Steinbach and express your experience through the use of art materials to create a “masterpiece.” View some of the art from the State University of New York’s art students in the exhibition Best of SUNY then practice with some art materials to sharpen and enhance your personal art awareness.  FREE

11am-12pm; 1-2pm; 3-4pm Children, ages 6 and up. Sign up at Main Lobby Desk.

If you would like to book this program for your group, it is available Wednesdays and Thursdays only, July 8 through August 27. Please contact groupreg@mail.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-5843 for more information. There is a limit of 20 participants per session. 

Film
cinema sunday: milton glaser: to inform & delight
June 07, 2015 :  2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Location:  Huxley Theater
Description:   This film profiles Milton Glaser (b. 1929), America's foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic "I [heart] N.Y." logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take him through a rough chronology of his life: study at New York High School of Music and Art and at Cooper Union, a seminal stay in Italy, his marriage, and his various partnerships - founding Push Pin Studios and "New York" magazine, designing Grand Union supermarkets, and working with "The Nation." Interspersed are examples of his work. Glaser is, throughout, charming in manner, memorable in his observations, and generous of spirit. 2009. 73 minutes   FREE

cinema sunday: the music instinct: science and song 
July 12, 2015 :  2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location:  Huxley Theater
Description:   This film provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism–and the whole ebb and flow of the cosmos–is moved by the undeniable effect of music. This follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries. 2009. 120 minutes.  FREE



cinema sunday: indian relay
August 02, 2015 :  2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Location:  Huxley Theater
Description:  

The hope and determination of modern-day American Indian life is revealed in this film about what it takes to win one of the most exciting and perilous forms of horseracing practiced anywhere in the world today. Indian Relay follows three teams from different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete in a grueling Indian Relay season all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning an Indian Relay National Championship. 2013. 60 minutes.  FREE

cinema sunday: the citizen
September 06, 2015 :  2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location:  Huxley Theater
Description:  

Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. He lands in New York City the day before 9/11 and the events of the September terrorist attacks forever shapes the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream. Inspired by true events, filmmaker Sam Kadi’s feature is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true citizen. 2012. 99 minutes.  FREE 

the second day 
September 20, 2015 :  3:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Location:  Huxley Theater
Description:  

This documentary film is done thru a child’s eye by a child that was attending his second day of Kindergarten a few blocks from the World Trade Center when the planes struck the Twin Towers.  At age 11, Brook Peters decided to make a film about that fateful day and its aftermath to give his fellow students and teachers at Ground Zero area schools a chance to share with the world their experiences. The Second Day is his touching and inspirational documentary, completed when he was 14. The film provides a unique and hopeful perspective on 9/11 through the eyes of young people and educators who lived through it.  FREE 

Guided Tour
behind the scenes tour: state museum shaker collection 
June 14, 2015 :  1:00 P.M. - July 18, 2015 :  2:30 P.M.

Location:  Museum Lobby
Description:  

Pre-registration is required.

The State Museum's collection of Shaker materials includes several thousand artifacts, only a small portion of which can be seen in the current exhibition. In this behind the scenes tour, visitors will see Shaker artifacts in the museum's collection storage, and explore what made Shaker craftsmanship internationally admired. FREE

Sunday, June 14th & Sunday, July 18th

Space is limited, please register no later than two days before tour with Nicole LaFountain at (518) 474-0575 or email Nicole.lafountain@nysed.gov

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