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July 2019

Beginner and Intermediate Oval Box Making Workshop

July 26 - July 27

Friday, 6:00 - 10:00 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Learn to create your own cherry Shaker oval boxes with Eric Pintar of the Home Shop. The Home Shop under the leadership of John Wilson, has been teaching the craft of Shaker oval box making for more than…

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Tuesday Tour: Shaker Basements Tour

July 30

1:00 pm Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Shaker basements to learn about how the Shakers used these spaces. The tour will include a visit to the basements of several buildings with a look at the importance of basements to Shaker architecture and engineering. This tour will also include a discussion…

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August 2019

Herbal Spa Workshop

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to pamper yourself naturally and inexpensively. Delve into aromatherapy with herbal scents, find calming herbs to make an herbal eye pillow, use invigorating herbs for a pick-me-up tea. Create your own perfect herbal lotion. Each participant will take home their eye pillow, your personal tea bags, and lotion.

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Beginner and Intermediate Timber Framing: Session 1

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join local timber framer, Tim Baker, on a tour of two Shaker buildings with exposed timber frames to see examples of historic and restoration joinery techniques. Learn timber framing fundamentals while you try your hand at the layout and cutting of mortise and tenon joints and carving wooden pegs. The…

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Middle School Field Ecology Camp: Session 2

August 5 - August 9

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Under the guidance of local science teachers, students will carefully examine the area ecology through field and laboratory study techniques on and near the grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum. Each session will offer different themes and activities. They will also learn about the history…

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Herbal Candy Making

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

Join the Enfield Shaker Museum for a workshop on making old time herbal candies. Learn to make herbal delicacies with plants grown in the Museum’s herb garden. Participants will go home with their own sweets.

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Tuesday Tour: Shaker Timber Framing and Joinery

August 13

1:00 pm Join a Museum educator for a tour and discussion of the various timber framing and joinery techniques which can be found in the Enfield Shaker community. This program will discuss the joinery techniques that the Shakers used both in their architecture and furniture making. Cost: Included with Museum…

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Medicinal Herb Workshop

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Museum herbalist, Happy Griffiths, for a workshop on the medicinal properties of various herbs. Begin with a walk through the Museum’s herb garden and then discuss ten herbs in depth. Learn ways of preparing herbs for their medicinal benefit: teas, tinctures, poultices and oils. Finally, the class will work…

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Shaker Garden Talk

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join retired Museum Herbalist, Happy Griffiths, as she walks through the Shaker Museum Herb Garden and talks about the herbs highlighting those that will be growing. Feel free to bring specific questions to ask. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

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Turkey Wing Whisk Broom Workshop

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Enfield Shakers produced as many as "2000 doz." brooms per year. Join our resident broom squire Larry Antonuk for an introductory class on whisk brooms. Learn the basics while producing a mini whisk broom, then move on to the more challenging turkey wing whisk broom. All materials and tools…

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