Large Red Tomato

With 4 consecutive days of frost predicted, these tomatoes were harvested from the museum’s gardens last Friday.  They are an heirloom variety called Large Red, or sometimes Early Large Red.  This variety was known in 18th Century France, was eaten by George Washington, and grown for sauce by Thomas Jefferson.  Possibly the best known tomato variety in America in the first half of the 19th century, . . .

Ann Lee and the Rights of Women

On October 18,1893, the Enfield Shakers celebrated the community’s centennial with a day of speeches and sermons in the 1793 Meeting House. One of these commemorative addresses was delivered by...

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….

You Gave!

Last week, New Hampshirites and others participated in New Hampshire Gives. In five days 14,375 donors gave $3,372,405 to 488 organizations in the Granite State–an amazing demonstration of what individuals…

Tuesday Tour: Shaker Attics

Join our Museum Education Coordinator for a video tour of Shaker attics. We will explore the attics of several buildings at the Museum while discussing architectural details and the roles...

Spring Greetings!

Spring Greetings! When it snowed last week, I sighed. Heavily. “It’s May! Would spring ever be here?” I asked aloud as I looked out the window at blooming yellow daffodils….

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