Online Tuesday Tour: Great Stone Dwelling

In the mid-nineteenth century, Giles Avery, Freegift Wells, Nancy Moore, and other Shakers visited the Enfield Church Family’s brand new stone dwelling house. By reading their journals, we have gained critical insight into the characteristics of the Great Stone Dwelling. Following in the footsteps of those illustrious visitors, Education Coordinator...

In Memoriam: Gregory Schwarz, 1951-2020

In the very first year of Enfield Shaker Museum’s existence, when then-director Carolyn Smith’s desk was a folding table in the Great Stone Dwelling’s front hall, a young historian walked in to introduce himself. That young historian was Greg Schwarz, and the Museum is all the richer for his friendship…