Enfield Shaker Museum Awarded Competitive Preservation Grant

Enfield Shaker Museum Stone Mill
Enfield Shaker Museum’s Stone Mill, west facade, with the Great Stone Dwelling (1841) in the background.

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, a three-story stone building erected in 1849, was powered by a nearby stream and mill pond. This building, showing in its exterior stonework the many hands of the masons who made it, is one of only three remaining Shaker-built stone buildings in New Hampshire.

Enfield Shaker Museum is one of 13 private nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire to receive a one-to-one matching historic preservation grant of $10,000 to continue its Stone Mill windows restoration project. Phase I of the project is now complete. Phase II, supported by this grant, will restore nine windows on the third floor. Most window frames need significant sill repairs, replacement of rotted or missing muntins, and lead paint abatement. Some need to be totally replaced. One of only three Shaker-built stone structures in the state, this mill hosts educational programs and generates significant rental income for the museum.

For more information, visit: https://nhpreservation.org/blog/1772-foundation-announces-2021-grant-winners