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August 2020

Tuesday Tour: Eldresses and Trustees: The Legacy of Women Leaders in the Enfield Community

August 11

1:00 pm In commemoration of the centennial  of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote, this tour will focus on the role women played in Enfield.  Did the Shakers truly believe in equality of the sexes?   If so, how did they interpret this belief in the context of…

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Museum Guided Tours: August 13-16

August 13 - August 16

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm Join one of our dedicated Museum interpreters for a guided tour of the Great Stone Dwelling and Museum grounds. Due to social distancing requirements, tours are open to nine participants and must be booked 24 hours in advance. Members please enter the coupon…

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Pickles!

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn about pickling? Join Museum Garden Coordinator Diana Kimball-Anderson for a workshop on the basics of pickles. Participants will use herbs and vegetables from the Museum gardens to create traditional favorites. Everyone will take home jars of freshly made pickles and recipes to use at…

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Wednesday Walk: Land Use in 19th Century America

August 19

1:00 pm What did past Americans think about sustainability and conservation? This guided hike will focus on how land use evolved over time. We will use Shaker land as an outdoor classroom to illustrate the changes in land use. Please wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots. Due to social distancing…

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Thursday Things: Table

August 20

3:00 pm Every thing has a history! Take a seat at the proverbial Table as cultural historian Shirley Wajda discusses the construction, uses, and social and cultural meanings of this useful and versatile furniture form.  Explore how Americans learned to behave around tables and view the Museum’s spectacular original dining…

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Museum Guided Tour: August 20-23

August 20 - August 23

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm Join one of our dedicated Museum interpreters for a guided tour of the Great Stone Dwelling and Museum grounds. Due to social distancing requirements, tours are open to nine participants and must be booked 24 hours in advance. Members please enter the coupon…

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Tuesday Tour: Enfield Shaker Lives

August 25

1:00 pm Join the Museum’s Education Coordinator Kyle Sandler for a biographically based tour of the Museum’s grounds and learn about the Lives of the Enfield Shakers who built, inhabited, and worked in each of the Museum’s nine buildings. Due to social distancing requirements, this tour is open to limited…

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2020 Shaker Forum*Postponed*

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - August 30 @ 11:00 am

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: 2020_Spring…

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September 2020

Wednesday Walk: Wild and Heirloom Apples

September 2

1:00 pm Today, a handful of apples are grown in large quantities, but in the 19th-c. hundreds of heirloom varietals were grown. Join us as we explore the Shaker woods looking for wild and heirloom Apples.  We will discuss the history of this popular fruit and the varieties grown by…

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Tuesday Tour: Enfield Shaker Architecture

September 8

1:00 pm The Shakers are widely known for their architecture.  The large dwelling houses, meeting houses, workshops, and barns they built are synonymous with Shaker design and represent the principles of communal living.  Discuss the history, influences, and designs of Shaker buildings through the lens of the Enfield community. Please…

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