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,…

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…

Election of New Members of the Board of Trustees

November 12, 2020 | Enfield Shaker Museum Announces Election of New Members of the Board of Trustees Enfield Shaker Museum Board of Trustees President Bruce R. Stefany announced this week the election of four new members of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “Each of the new members,” said Stefany, “provides…

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…

Executive Director Announcement

Greetings! The Board of Enfield Shaker Museum is extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Shirley Wajda has accepted the Executive Director position effective October 1, 2020. We clearly have been impressed with her professionalism and knowledge since her initial hiring a year ago as the interim executive director, so we...

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…

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