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…

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 together may accomplish. Forty-eight New Hampshire Givers together donated $8,400 to Enfield Shaker Museum. Still others gave directly to the…

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. At that moment they seemed to sigh, too, looking downward, shrugging their snow-laden shoulders. Yet the snow quickly disappeared—Mother Nature…

April 19-25, 2020: The Week in Review

What we’ve been up to this past week on social media and our website: Having a little fun with memes and mini-museums Exploring stereoviews, including an 1872-73 image of Joseph Joslin standing in the Enfield Shakers’ parsnips field and a jigsaw puzzle of the Great Stone Dwelling’s veranda Preserving “small…

Message from the Museum – Volunteer Appreciation Week

Dear Friends, Of the many duties I have, this is one of the best. THANK YOU! We are grateful that you have enthusiastically volunteered your talents and your energy to Enfield Shaker Museum. Your devotion ensures that the Museum continues and increases its successes in telling the historically and culturally…

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