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2020 Shaker Forum*Postponed*
August 28 @ 3:00 pm - August 30 @ 11:00 am
$35.00 – $170.00
Join the Museum for an engaging annual weekend devoted to Shaker History and Culture. There will be presentations by Shaker scholars, special activities, lodging and meals in the Great Stone Dwelling, and networking with colleagues and friends.
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If you would like to register for an overnight package, please call the Museum at (603) 632-4346. For non-overnight packages, online registration is available at the bottom of this page.
2020 Keynote Speakers
Robert Emlen – “The Changing Face of Shaker Life: How Pictorial Images in the Popular Press Reflect the Growing Acceptance of the Shakers in 19th Century America”
Jerry Grant – “One Shaker’s Legacy: The Peculiar Case of Elder Freegift Wells’ Will”
Andy Belisle – “Restoring an Early Prussian Blue Shaker Cupboard”
Roben Campbell – “Twisting Threads of Love and Union”
Kelsie Dalton – “Foodways and Symbolism in Shaker Societies”
Christian Goodwillie – “Eclipse of a Wandering Star: The Last Years of Richard McNemar
Kerry Hackett – “For the Benefit of Believers Only: The Remarkable Odyssey of 30 Medical Receipts”
Sharon Koomler – “I Heard the Archangel Sound the Trumpet: The Power of Testimony”
Stephen Paterwic – “What Happened to Watervliet?”
Ned Quist – “Motive, Means, and Opportunity: Amateur Shutterbugs Shoot the Harvard Shakers”
Rebecca Soules – “Henry Blinn’s Museum: A Cabinet of Curiosities”