Museum Team

Enfield Shaker Museum is served by an energetic and talented team that is committed to bringing Enfield Shaker history alive for families, students of all ages, and visitors from around the world.

Executive Director – Shirley Wajda,

Shirley Wajda has over thirty years’ experience in university teaching, public humanities, museum curatorship, and historical research and editing. She earned a Ph.D. in American Civilization and a Certificate in Museum Curatorship at the University of Pennsylvania. She was selected to lead the Museum staff in 2019.

Curator – Michael O’Connor,

Michael O’Connor has been associated with Enfield Shaker Museum in a variety of capacities since 1991. He has had a variety of duties during that time including demonstrating craftsperson as a cooper, interpreter, administrative assistant, education and facilities manager, assistant director, and interim director on three different occasions. His current focus is cataloging the Museum’s growing collection of Enfield Shaker artifacts.

Development Coordinator –


Education Coordinator – Kyle Sandler,

Kyle Sandler became the Education Coordinator for Enfield Shaker Museum in 2016 after receiving his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. Kyle is responsible for the management of the Museum’s education programs including events, workshops, special presentations, field trips, and more.

Events Coordinator – To be hired 

Garden CoordinatorTo be hired