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Shaker Antique Sewing Desks

Shaker Collectors Weekend

August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022

$125.00 – $750.00

An engaging multi-day program designed to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of collecting all things Shaker. Featuring talks, tours, and behind-the-scenes experiences with Enfield Shaker Museum’s collection, Shaker Collectors Weekend is a rich opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts and learn from experts on Shaker material culture and history.

Program Schedule

Friday, August 12:

  • A tour of highlights from the Shaker collection at the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College
  • Dinner and cruise aboard the M.V. Kearsarge Restaurant Ship on Lake Sunapee

Saturday, August 13:

  • Choice of two hands-on Master Classes:
    • Conservation Techniques & Wood Identification with Andy Belisle
    • Shaker Furniture of New Hampshire with Richard Dabrowski
    • Adventures in Good Collecting with Tommy Hines
    • Cataloging for Collectors with Emma Franco-Toner
  • Panel Discussion | Approaches to Collecting: Exploring the Perspectives of the Museum, Collector, and Dealer, featuring Phil Zea, Tommy Hines, Robert Hamilton, and John Keith Russell
  • Build Your Own Tour
  • Keynote | “Curious Objects” live podcast on the history of Shaker Sewing Desks with host Benjamin Miller, sponsored by the Magazine Antiques

Sunday, August 14:

  • The Belfits & the Shakers: A Heritage of Endearment, presented by Ashley Freinberg. To learn more about the Belfits click here.

Optional add-on experiences include:

  • Golf at Montcalm Golf Club
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Canterbury Shaker Village

Thank you to our sponsors.

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Enfield Shaker Museum
447 NH Route 4A
Enfield, NH 03748 United States
(603) 632-4346