The Shaker Seminar is a yearly meeting of the world's top Shaker researchers, museum curators,
collectors and other afficiandos.
The seminar was started in 1975 by Berkshire Comunity College, and has been run since then by BCC, Hancock Shaker Village and now in conjunction with Hamilton College. The seminar is held at alternating Shaker sites including special visits to the last remaining Shaker community at Sabbath Day Lake, Maine, and includes many others who knew the Shakers who have since passed on as well as the major Shaker collectors. The yearly seminar includes lectures, special site visits and always includes a health dose of Shaker music.