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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.

Spring Events

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Taste, Toast, and Tour: An Auction Fundraising Event

An evening of pairings of cocktails and appetizers while touring through the Great Stone Dwelling followed by an auction featuring entertainment and exciting prizes donated by local businesses and a decadent dessert! All to benefit the Museum.

For rates and to register: Call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Behind the Scenes Canal Walk

An exciting walking tour to investigate the water power of the Enfield Shakers.

Cost: Regular admission. Members free, donations accepted.

Friday through Sunday, April 25 through 27, 2014

Spring Shaker Forum

Immerse yourself in Shaker Studies for a weekend of lectures, tours and a special preservation update.

Weekend packages include overnight stays, meals and programs. Scholarly papers will be reviewed for awards.

Interested in submitting a paper, click on the "Save the Date Call for Papers" link above.

For rates and to register: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.

May through October, 2014 (Dates and times to be determined by gardeners once group is formed)

Village Gardeners

Become a Village Gardener this summer and learn new gardening skills. This popular program covers all phases of herb gardening starting in May and ending in October.

Cost: Free.

For more information go to: www.shakermuseum.org/villagegardeners.htm

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Grow Your Own Pharmacy

Stock your medicine chest with natural herbal products you have made yourself. This class will cover how to grow many healing herbs, discuss their use, and learn the many ways they can be preserved. Along with recipes and reference charts, participants will make an herbal tincture, a medicinal salve and several teas.

This class is perfect for anyone signing up to be a Village Gardener too!

Cost: $20 per person. Members $10 for material costs.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Opening of our Gardens

Join us as we open our Shaker Herb and Community Gardens. Tour the gardens and hear from our Garden Coordinators about our summer season plans. Sign up to become a Village Gardener or lease a plot in our Community Garden. Garden items offered for sale and free refreshments.

Cost: Garden opening free. Regular museum tours, admission required.

Saturday, May 10 through June 28, 2014 - Regular Museum Hours

Exhibit: Spotlight On Poplarware

Poplarware was a unique Shaker craft produced at Enfield and other Shaker villages in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibit examines this unusual decorative form and how it developed in response to changing forces within the communities, and as an example of the ever changing nature of products the Shakers sold to the world to support their communal existence.

Cost: Regular admission. Members free.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Check in at 3:00 pm, Check out at 11:00 am

Shaker Sisters' Slumber Party

Join us for a girls' night out with cocktails, relaxing activities, a tour of the Museum including a walk to the cupola, board games, a movie, a moonlit walk to the Shaker Feast Grounds, and sleep in the Great Stone Dwelling. Bring your favorite "comfort food" to share at a potluck dinner. Movie snacks and a continental breakfast included.

Cost: $35 per person double and triple occupancy. Single rooms are available and limited with an additional cost of $10.

Call (603) 632-4346 or email us at events@shakermuseum.org to register!


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.