Hancock Shaker Village http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1345 - Rachel Urquhart http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1345-rachel-urquhart <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rachel Urquhart's debut novel, <em>The Visionist</em>, is based in real life: the Visionists were young Shaker girls who began to suffer mysterious fits, thought to be in communication with the spirit world.</p><p><em>The Visionist</em> tells the story of 15-year old Polly Kimball who kills her abusive father in a fire. Her mother leads them to seek shelter in The City of Hope, a nearby shaker Settlement. She is anointed a visionist upon her arrival, where she is - by turns - worshipped and questioned.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89054 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1345 - Rachel Urquhart Hancock Shaker Village http://wamc.org/post/hancock-shaker-village <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 750-acre <a href="https://www.hancockshakervillage.org/">Hancock Shaker Village</a> operates as a living-history museum open to the public with 20 authentic Shaker buildings, costumed interpreters, rich collections of Shaker furniture and artifacts in rotating exhibits, a full schedule of activities and workshops, a mile-long hiking trail and picnic areas, a Village Store and Village Cafe, and a working farm with extensive gardens and heritage-breed livestock.</p><p>They kick of their busy season this Saturday, April 12th with Baby Animals!</p><p>Shawn Hartley Hancock is the Director of Marketing &amp; Communications at Hancock Shaker Village and she joins along with Shaker Singers - Todd Burdick, Margaret Carlough, Jim Day, Stephanie Guelpa, and Julie Smith.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 87987 at http://wamc.org Hancock Shaker Village Local Museums Embracing Technology http://wamc.org/post/local-museums-embracing-technology <p>Despite their reputation as repositories for the past, many regional museums are embracing technology to adapt to the 21<sup>st</sup> century.</p><p>“One of the things that museums are challenged with is to assert our relevance in a modern era," said Betsy Feathers, the Research and Grants Officer at<a href="http://hancockshakervillage.org/" target="_blank"> Hancock Shaker Village</a> in Pittsfield.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 71533 at http://wamc.org Local Museums Embracing Technology