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Hancock Shaker Village Leader Reflects On Tenure, Previews 2016 Season

The leader of Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield is stepping down in November at the end of the 2016 season. Linda Steigleder has spent five years as president and CEO of the historic cultural attraction. The 23-building site features a working farm and 22,000 items most of which were left by the 300 Shakers who lived, worked and worshipped there from the late 1700s through the 1950s. Surrounded by 750 acres, the village attracts 50,000 visitors each year.

The Village’s Board of Trustees has started a search for a replacement.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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