Our BerkshireTimes Magazine, Fall/Winter 2019

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In the spotlight

Celebrate History

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A Season of Tradition

Embrace the beauty of the Berkshires GRATEFUL SHAKER SUPPER

Saturday, November 30

An intimate candlelit dinner

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE INFO/TICKETS

HancockShakerVillage.org

HANCOCK HOLIDAYS

Friday–Sunday, December 6–8 A magical weekend filled with family activities

AT THE CITY OF PEACE

ancock Shaker Village began in the late 1780s, when nearly 100 Believers consolidated a community on land donated by local farmers who had converted to the Shaker movement. They named their utopian village the City of Peace. Today, as we celebrate our 60th anniversary as a living history museum and the 230th anniversary of the village’s founding, we honor twenty authentic buildings, the oldest working farm in the Berkshires, and significant collections of Shaker furniture and artifacts. As crisp autumn air gives way to magical snowflakes, it’s the most wonderful time of year at the village. Get in the spirit at our Grateful Shaker Supper. Stroll the village during Hancock Holidays. Bring the kids for brunch with Santa or enjoy a toasty fire and live music at Yule Jam.

Sunday, February 16

Shop for unique gifts in Shaker Mercantile and stop by Seeds Market Cafe for farm-to-table meals. Sample delicacies from around the world at a holiday supper. Celebrate winter at the Big Chill.

1843 West Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA

For information on hours, admission, and to reserve event tickets, visit www.hancockshakervillage.org.

THE BIG CHILL

Snowman making, live music, a roaring fire & more

Artists, Retail Shops & More AT THE HISTORIC WHITING MILLS IN WINSTED, CT

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insted, settled in 1750, was one of the first mill towns in Connecticut. In the late 1800s Winsted Hosiery was a small manufacturer of men’s hosiery and occupied two red brick industrial buildings and a stone building on Whiting Street. The company later expanded its products and became the largest hosiery manufacturer in Connecticut. In 2004, the 135,000-square-foot historic Whiting Mills complex (the future home of the nationally acclaimed American Mural Project) was purchased by Paul and Eva Blachere, and Whiting Mills, LLC, was established. The building has been turned into studios that are now home to a variety of artists, craftspeople, retail shops (including a hobby store), photographers, health and wellness practitioners, small manufacturing companies, and a center for artistic, community, and social events. Their semiannual Open Studio events enjoy a reputation for being a destination for the public to enjoy meeting resident and guest artists at the Whiting Mills. Hours vary by studio, so please contact the individual businesses for hours. Follow us on Facebook for updates and our latest news. www.whitingmills.com 22

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