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Spring Shaker Forum *Postponed to August*

April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020

$35.00 – $170.00

Note: As a good neighbor, Enfield Shaker Museum is taking measures to ensure the health of its visitors, employees, volunteers, and contractors. With regret, we have postponed the Shaker Forum to August 28-30, 2020. You can find the August event by clicking here. We are notifying all registrants by email. If you have any questions or concerns,  please contact the Museum by phone or email education@shakermuseum.org.

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.

For a full list of our price and packages, please click below:

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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.

For early bird online registrations, enter the following coupon code at check-out:  forum_early_bird.

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”

2020 Presenters 

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”

Richard Marshall –  “Celibacy and Sexual Scandal”

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”


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