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, . . .

Enfield Dining Room Table

In January of 2019 the Enfield Shaker Museum received a donation that funded the purchase of one of the original Enfield dining room tables at auction at Sotheby’s in New York City. It is very exciting to have this unique artifact, one of only three remaining Enfield dining tables, returned…

Great Stone Dwelling Cupboard Latch Reproductions

Restoration of built-ins in the Great Stone Dwelling has been ongoing the last few years. Visitors enjoy seeing our woodworkers working to restore the unique features of the building, repairing original components, and recreating missing features where necessary. But in addition to all the woodwork there are hardware issues to…