The New Three R’s

Dear Friends, The large and venerable Golden Russet apple tree on the north side of the Museum’s herb and production gardens has seen better days. Several weeks ago, gravity did what gravity does, and the weathered tree’s trunk split. After learning this news, Museum curator Michael O’Connor and I walked…

Enfield Shaker Museum Commemorates Juneteenth, June 19, 2021

Juneteenth, the national holiday just signed into law, commemorates the day Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, and informed over 250,000 enslaved Black people that they were free. Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, six months after the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, and two months…

Enfield Shaker Museum Awarded Competitive Preservation Grant

Keep your eyes on the Stone Mill–even more preservation work is on the way, thanks to a New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Grant and the 1772 Foundation! Once the center of a large complex of agricultural and industrial buildings within the historic Enfield Shaker Village (1793-1823), Enfield Shaker Museum’s Stone Mill,…

May Calendar Raffle–Fun Facts and Winners

Welcome to the announcement page for the Museum’s 2021 “Spring Forward” May Calendar Raffle! Winners are announced here daily at noon, along with Fun Shaker Facts. So check back every day in May for even more fun! In the video below we are BEYOND excited to announce our May 31…

Walk With Us Into the New Year

Walk With Us Into the New Year

Greetings! Over the last year, so many people have walked the grounds of Enfield Shaker Museum. Some solitary strollers seemed lost in thought, but safe in the Museum’s comforting landscape. More determined walkers counted steps as they enjoyed the beautiful views this historic site provides. Though the Museum was closed…

Everything Has a History—Even Museums

Everything Has a History—Even Museums

Much of our effort here at Enfield Shaker Museum goes into investigating and recording and telling the history of the Shakers who lived on the site the Museum now protects. Yet we are history makers, too. Ever since 1986 (and even before), individuals have joined in common cause to establish…

Message from the Museum: Late June Edition

Dear Friends, Yesterday our extraordinary Garden Coordinator, Diana Kimball-Anderson, called me to my office window. “We have our first apple!” she exclaimed. I grabbed my smartphone and ran out of the Great Stone Dwelling to snap a photograph. The lawn south of the Great Stone Dwelling was once an apple…

A Sign Post

Really, this is a post about signs. (I couldn’t resist the pun.) There are physical signs, like the new building signs now proudly displayed on many of the Museum’s buildings. Earlier this week I spent a lovely evening, before twilight, walking the grounds and taking these images, thinking about the…

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