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2014 Programs & Events

The Enfield Shaker Museum is focused on sharing the history and culture of the Enfield Shakers. The Museum is open year round and offers a full calendar of special events throughout the seasons.

Visitors to the Museum can enjoy a variety of activities including traditional craft demonstrations, indoor and outdoor educational programs, exhibits, tours, overnight packages, workshops, evening fundraising events and scholarly programs. For something created just for you, view our calendar of events below.

Our summer hours (May 1 to October 31) are Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday Noon to 5:00 pm. Winter hours (November 1 to April 30) are Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm. Our last tour of the day begins one hour before closing time.

In winter we offer guided tours on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday and self-guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Day after Christmas.

Winter Events

Shaker Holidays

This year’s Shaker Holidays will have a new twist. The Festival of Trees will be donated table top trees artistically decorated by local artists, businesses, individuals and organizations. The trees will be raffled or auctioned off to raise money for the Museum. Join us for tree displays, extended hours in our gift shop, our annual cookie fair, and an evening gala this holiday season.

Saturday, December 6 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Festival of Trees Display

Our table top festival of trees will be on display at the Lutheran Church on Main Street in Enfield during the Enfield Village Association’s annual Hometown Holidays and returned to the Great Stone Dwelling on December 7 where the trees may be viewed during our regular business hours (10 am to 4 pm) with special events taking place on the following dates and times:

Friday, December 12, Saturday, December 13 and Friday, December 19 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Gift Shop Extended Hours and Festival of Trees Display

Join your Museum friends to holiday shop in our Museum Gift Shop and view the Festival of Trees display in the Shaker Dining Room where you can purchase raffle tickets to win one of the many wonderfully decorated table top trees to take home for the holidays. Music and refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, December 20 5:00 pm

Festival of Trees Gala

Holiday music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and extended hours in the Gift Shop round out a lovely evening spent at the Enfield Shaker Museum. This evening we will draw the winning tickets and let you know if you have won the tree of your choice.

The Enfield Library has also decorated a full-size tree in the Museum's Gift Shop Café. Visitors may bring in a non-perishable item to place under the tree. As in the past, the items will be donated to the Indian River School Helping Hands program.

Sunday, December 14, 1:00 pm

Holiday Cookie Fair

Get your spot in line early to buy homemade cookies by the pound. The cookies are generously donated by our dedicated volunteers and they go very quickly.

Sunday, December 14 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Moravian Folding Star Workshop

Join artist and teacher extraordinaire, Tracy Smith, for an evening of paper folding. You will create the many pointed stars used in the Moravian community to mark the advent season. These lovely symbols of light are versatile, handmade expressions of hope; fun to make and display.

Cost: $20.

Register by calling the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email info@shakermuseum.org.

Saturday, January 31 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Fourth Annual Shaker Snowshoe Festival

Experience the Shaker legacy on this fun-filled day of winter activities.

  • Goodie bags complete with trail map, surprises, and a raffle ticket for the chance to win items like home-made mittens, gift cards, and more
  • Snowshoeing on three groomed and monitored loops, in addition to other trails
  • Dog sledding
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Snow games and tube riding
  • Ice skating on the Mill Pond (bring your own skates)
  • Museum Shaker Quest (an inside scavenger hunt for children)
  • Home-made lunch available for purchase
  • Overnight packages also available

Cost: Adults $12, Ages 13 to 17 $8, Ages 12 and under $5, familes* of three or more $20.

To register for or sponsor this even,: call (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org. Snowshoes available for loan (first come, first served, so register early!)

*Families of three or more includes parent(s)/guardian(s) and children under 18.


Enfield Shaker Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational institution dedicated to interpreting and preserving the complex history of the Enfield Shaker Village and the Missionaries of La Salette.