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2015 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 Wednesday 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

Every Other Wednesday Starting February 18 through March 18, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Snowshoe Walks at the Enfield Shaker Museum

Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling for a snowshoe walk along trails on land once walked on by the Enfield Shakers. Trips range from .5 miles to 4 miles. An exiting winter walk with discussions along the way on how the land was used by the original Enfield Shakers. Maps available and winter photo opportunities abound! At the conclusion, hot beverages will be served in the Great Stone Dwelling.

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

Call the Museum (603) 632-4346 to register by Wednesday at 10 am.

Spring Events

Saturday, April 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Taste, Toast, and Tour: An Auction Fundraising Event

An evening of pairing of cocktails and appetizers while touring through the Great Stone Dwelling. Followed by a live auction and decadent desserts. All to benefit the Museum.

Cost: $30 per person. Members $25.

To register: Call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.

Friday through Sunday, April 24 through 26, 2015

Spring Shaker Forum

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

Weekend Highlights Include:

  • Papers by Shaker scholars
  • Insider's tour of the 1854 Cow Barn (recently purchase by the Museum)
  • Updates on Museum preservation progress
  • Networking with colleagues and friends
  • Meals and lodging in the Great Stone Dwelling

Special Presentations:

By John Porter, co-author of "Preserving Old Barns" and Dr. David Starbuck of Plymouth State University who will lead an archaeological field school at the Museum during the summer of 2015.

Weekend packages include overnight stays, meals and programs.

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

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Summer Events

May 26 – June 5 and June 8 – June 19 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Archaeological Field School

Conducted by Plymouth State University and directed by Dr. David Starbuck, Professor of Anthropology at PSU, this four-week field school will be the first professional archaeological excavation at Enfield, and should prove to be an exciting first season.

There will be both a four-week college credit offering through Plymouth State University and two, two-week volunteer offerings open to the public.

Cost: Plymouth State University Students: In-State $472/credit; Non-resident $551/credit.

Volunteers (must be 18 years or older and must register for at least two weeks to participate): Free.

Space is limited, so please register early.

To register, or if you have questions, you may contact Dr. Starbuck directly at dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.



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.