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Berea and Shaker Village: Appalachian People, Places and Values

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Program #1471RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Elevation is not above 3000 feet

Itinerary for Aug 11 — Aug 17, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: All rooms are in historic buildings. All rooms are furnished with reproduction Shaker furniture. Rooms have air-conditioning and private baths.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with Shaker reproduction furniture, Temperpedic mattresses.

Facility amenities: Serenity and tranquility in setting

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $100 - $120 + tax
Additional room nights must be reserved through the Road Scholar coordinator. Participants must also make their own meal reservations and pay for meals until the program begins/after program ends. Additional room nights are not eligible for Road Scholar discount

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 11 - Check in after 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Tim...
Check in after 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time. Village tour ticket included with Road Scholar fee; early arrivals may do self-guided tour of village, solo performance of Shaker music, demonstrations of traditional crafts.

Note: Early arrivals may do self-guided tour of Shaker Village including solo performance of Shaker music, demonstrations of traditional crafts. Candlelight dinner in historic Trustees' Office Dining Room, followed by evening orientation and introductions.

Afternoon: Independent arrivals to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Check-in after 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time. Early arrivals may tour Shaker Village (tour ticket included in Road Scholar fee), and enjoy solo performance of Shaker music, demonstrations of traditional crafts, and guided tours of select buildings. Hiking trails with spectacular vistas are available for the more energetic, or take a one-hour cruise on a replica sternwheel paddleboat along the Kentucky river. Dinner at 5:30 in historic Trustees' Office Dining Room followed by evening orientation program.

Dinner: Dinner by candlelight in Shaker Village's historic Trustees' Office Dining Room includes salad, entree' with vegetables, dessert, and choice of beverage.

Evening: Evening orientation program and introductions after dinner.

Lodging: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: All rooms are in historic buildings. All rooms are furnished with reproduction Shaker furniture. Rooms have air-conditioning and private baths.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with Shaker reproduction furniture, Temperpedic mattresses.

Facility amenities: Serenity and tranquility in setting

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $100 - $120 + tax
Additional room nights must be reserved through the Road Scholar coordinator. Participants must also make their own meal reservations and pay for meals until the program begins/after program ends. Additional room nights are not eligible for Road Scholar discount

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 12 - Morning program on Shaker theology and worship, w...
Morning program on Shaker theology and worship, with afternoon program focusing on the Shakers' unique music and worship movements. Evening program on Shaker architecture and the restoration of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

Note: Classroom programs on Shaker theology, music and architecture by Shaker Village staff members. Time for independent touring, hiking or resting in afternoon. Evening program includes slide show of Shaker architecture from many Shaker villages..

Breakfast: Country Buffet breakfast in Trustees' Office Dining Room, including eggs, bacon, sausage, hot and cold fruits, assorted cereals, oatmeal, gravy, biscuits and pumpkin muffins, juice and beverage.

Morning: Learn about the Shakers, their charismatic worship and their religious beliefs, and how their beliefs manifested themselves in the Shakers' daily lives.

Lunch: Lunch in the Trustees' Office Dining Room will include soup and sandwich, fresh fruit and cookies, choice of beverage.

Afternoon: After hearing a solo performance of Shaker music in the 1820 Meeting House, our music programs coordinator will talk about the development of Shaker music and the unique style of worship.

Dinner: Candlelit dinner at Shaker Village Trustees' Office Dining Room will include salad, entree' with vegetables, dessert, and choice of beverage.

Evening: The Shakers constructed massive yet elegant buildings that reflected their intent to build a kingdom of Heaven here on earth. The Shakers' contribution to architecture will be explored through slides and discussion.

Lodging: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: All rooms are in historic buildings. All rooms are furnished with reproduction Shaker furniture. Rooms have air-conditioning and private baths.

Contact info:
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330 USA
phone: 859-734-5411
web: www.shakervillageky.org

Room amenities: All rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with Shaker reproduction furniture, Temperpedic mattresses.

Facility amenities: Serenity and tranquility in setting

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $100 - $120 + tax
Additional room nights must be reserved through the Road Scholar coordinator. Participants must also make their own meal reservations and pay for meals until the program begins/after program ends. Additional room nights are not eligible for Road Scholar discount

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 13 - Program on the Shakers' medicinal herb industry w...
Program on the Shakers' medicinal herb industry with hands-on component; program on the Shakers' unique contributions to agriculture, followed by a riverboat cruise and candlelight performance of Shaker music by soloist.

Note: Explore the Shakers' contribution to modern medicine through their use of herbal remedies and then learn about their agricultural pursuits. An afternoon cruise on a replica sternwheel paddleboat through the magnificent Kentucky River palisades rounds out the day. After dinner enjoy a solo performance of Shaker music by candlelight in the 1820 Meeting House.

Breakfast: Country buffet breakfast in the Trustees' Office Dining Room, including eggs, bacon, sausage, hot and cold fruits, assorted cold cereals, bread, juice, beverage.

Morning: The Shakers are considered to be America's first pharmacists because of their large-scale marketing of herbs for medicinal use. Botanist and Herbalist Debbie Larkin discusses the Shakers' extensive herb industry while exploring the historical and modern uses of medicinal and culinary herbs. Scholars will make their own "closet bags" containing insect-repelling herbs to take home.

Lunch: Lunch in the Trustees' Office Dining Room includes the Pleasant Hill Salad Plate - chicken salad, pimiento cheese on biscuit, country ham salad on biscuit, fresh fruit, cookies, beverage

Afternoon: The Shakers were among America's best agriculturalists in the 19th century - and the Kentucky Shakers led the way in introducing purebred cattle, horses, hogs and sheep to the area. Historic Farm Manager Ralph Ward brings the Shakers' historical agricultural contributions to life, at the same time discussing modern agricultural practices and their implications for sustainable living in the new millenium.

Afternoon: A memorable riverboat cruise on the Kentucky River is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. We will board Shaker Village's Dixie Belle, a replica of a 19th century sternwheel paddleboat for a one-hour cruise along the spectacular Kentucky River palisades. Riverboat captains will discuss the flora and fauna of the Kentucky River as we travel through the Sally Brown Nature Preserve, and share stories of how the Shakers used the Kentucky River to transport their products from Shaker Village all the way to New Orleans.

Dinner: Dinner by candlelight at Shaker Village's historic Trustees' Office will include salad, entree' with vegetables, dessert, and choice of beverage.

Evening: A special solo performance of Shaker music by candlelight will inspire participants as the time at Shaker Village draws to a close.

Lodging: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Historic Boone Tavern is one of Kentucky's finest historic inns. The Boone Tavern is known for its gracious hospitality and wonderful food, including signature dishes such as spoonbread and "Chicken Flakes in a Bird's Nest." Located on the Berea College campus.

Contact info:
100 Main Street
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavenhotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms have coffee pots.

Facility amenities: Boone Tavern has nicely appointed rooms, comfortable common seating areas, and is in close proximity to a variety of shops featuring regional crafts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $90 - $135 + tax
Reservations must be made directly with Boone tavern; mention that you are an Road Scholar participant so that you may stay in the same room for the duration of the program.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Four: Wednesday, August 14 - Eplore the experiences of the Shakers during the ...
Eplore the experiences of the Shakers during the Civil War; after lunch we will transfer to Berea College. Check-in at Boone Tavern Hotel. Orientation and Introductions followed by dinner and Appalachian Music.

Note: Classroom program about the Shakers experiences during the Civil War. After lunch, check out of rooms at Shaker Village and transfer to Berea College. Check in to Boone Tavern Hotel. Orientation and Introductions. Dinner served in the Boone Tavern Dining Room. Appalachian Music for evening entertainment

Breakfast: Country buffet breakfast at Trustees' Office Dining Room, including eggs, bacon, sausage, hot and cold fruit, assorted cold cereals, bread, juice, beverage.

Morning: The Shakers were known for their advanced social principles, which included equality between men and women, racial equality and pacifism. When the Civil War came to Kentucky, the Shakers and their way of life were threatened by both Union and Confederate armies. Discover how the Shakers weathered the storm of war as village historian Susan L. Hughes uses the Shakers' own journals to describe their experiences.

Lunch: Lunch in the Trustees' Office Dining Room will include soup, fresh garden salad, cookies, fresh fruit and choice of beverage.

Afternoon: Check out of rooms at Shaker Village after lunch and transfer to Berea College. 3pm Orientation to Berea College Program.

Dinner: Salad, entree' with vegetables, served with Spoonbread, one of Boone Tavern's signature dishes, dessert, beverage.

Evening: Evening program on the unique style of Appalachian Music follows.

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Historic Boone Tavern is one of Kentucky's finest historic inns. The Boone Tavern is known for its gracious hospitality and wonderful food, including signature dishes such as spoonbread and "Chicken Flakes in a Bird's Nest." Located on the Berea College campus.

Contact info:
100 Main Street
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavenhotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms have coffee pots.

Facility amenities: Boone Tavern has nicely appointed rooms, comfortable common seating areas, and is in close proximity to a variety of shops featuring regional crafts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $90 - $135 + tax
Reservations must be made directly with Boone tavern; mention that you are an Road Scholar participant so that you may stay in the same room for the duration of the program.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Five: Thursday, August 15 - Berea College History and Campus Tour. Informativ...
Berea College History and Campus Tour. Informative sessions about Appalachian History, Stereotypes, and Coal Mining. Jammin on the Porch for evening entertainment.

Note: We'll start off the morning with History of Berea College and a student guided tour of campus. After lunch which is served buffet style in the Boone Tavern Dining Room, we will visit the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center for informative sessions about Appalachian History, Stereotypes and Coal Mining. Enjoy local musicians share their talent at Jammin on the Porch in Old Town Berea.

Breakfast: Buffet, including fruit, yogurt, assorted cold cereals, eggs, bread, juice and beverage.

Morning: Learn about the rich history of Berea College and the relationship with the Appalachian Region. Embark on a student-led, one-hour guided historical tour of Berea College campus.

Lunch: Buffet, including salad bar, soup, hot entree' with vegetables, beverage.

Afternoon: Hear from our expert faculty about Appalachian History, Stereotypes of the Appalachian Region and the History of Coal Mining in Appalachia.

Dinner: Salad, entree' with vegetables, served with Spoonbread, one of Boone Tavern's signature dishes, dessert, beverage.

Evening: For evening entertainment we will head into Old Town Berea for Jammin' on the Porch where local musicians get together and have a jam session. Participants are guaranteed to have a great time and experience authentic local music and talent.

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Historic Boone Tavern is one of Kentucky's finest historic inns. The Boone Tavern is known for its gracious hospitality and wonderful food, including signature dishes such as spoonbread and "Chicken Flakes in a Bird's Nest." Located on the Berea College campus.

Contact info:
100 Main Street
Berea, KY 40403 USA
phone: 800-366-9358
web: www.boonetavenhotel.com

Room amenities: All rooms have coffee pots.

Facility amenities: Boone Tavern has nicely appointed rooms, comfortable common seating areas, and is in close proximity to a variety of shops featuring regional crafts.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $90 - $135 + tax
Reservations must be made directly with Boone tavern; mention that you are an Road Scholar participant so that you may stay in the same room for the duration of the program.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Six: Friday, August 16 - Program on Appalachian Music and Literature. Lun...
Program on Appalachian Music and Literature. Lunch at Boone Tavern. Afternoon programs on Appalachian Artifacts and Religions of the Appalachian Region. Evening entertainment by the Berea Festival Dancers.

Note: Following breakfast will be a presentation on Appalachian Music and Literature. Following lunch we'll head over to the Appalachian Center where we'll hear about Appalachian Religion and Artifacts. Following dinner will be dancing and entertainment with the Berea Festival Dancers.

Breakfast: Buffet, including fruit, yogurt, assorted cold cereals, French Toast, eggs, juice, beverage.

Morning: Learn about the history of music in Appalachia and all the different types and styles. You will get to hear about Appalachian Literature and some of the authors of the region.

Lunch: Buffet, including salad bar, deli bar, beverage, pasta salad

Afternoon: Following lunch we will head back over to the Appalachian Center where you will get to experience some artifacts that the college has in its collection from some of the historical times in Appalachia. You will also hear a presentation about the many religions in Appalachia and some history as it relates to religious practices.

Dinner: Salad, entree' with vegetables, served with Spoonbread, one of Boone Tavern's signature dishes, dessert, beverage.

Evening: Bring your dancing shoes and learn different styles of English dancing with the Berea Festival Dancers.

Lodging: Boone Tavern Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, August 17 - Departure
Breakfast: Buffet at Boone Tavern Hotel, including fruit, yogurt, assorted cold cereals, bacon, pancakes, juice and beverage. Program ends after breakfast.

Morning: Campus van transfer back to Harrodsburg for Independent departures, or independent departures from Berea.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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