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March 2020

Winter Shaker Saturdays

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 7, 2020 at 12:00pm

Join the Museum for a series of fun filled winter afternoons featuring special activities such as guided snowshoeing or winter hiking, beginner cross country ski lessons, behind the scenes tours, craft activities, food, and more. For more information, call the Museum at (603)632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org. Cost: Regular Museum Admission.…

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Herbal Wreath Making Workshop

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Create a masterpiece from the everlasting flowers and herbs grown in the Shaker Museum Herb Garden. Each person will take home a finished wreath, great for decorating your home or as a thoughtful gift. All materials provided, but please bring your own scissors and clippers.

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Orchard Care and Pruning Workshop

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you grow fruit trees, it’s important to know how to prune them correctly to promote yearly fruiting and reduce disease problems. At this class we will demonstrate pruning and training techniques, then you will try your own cuts under the eye of our Orchardist. We will discuss early season…

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April 2020

Herbal Soap Making Workshop

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the art of soap making with an instructor from the Enfield Shaker Museum. Participants will use a lye-based process and dry herbs to create their own handcrafted bars of soap. The workshop will start with the basics and each participant will go home with several bars of their own…

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Herbal Jelly Making Workshop

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Museum for a workshop on savory and sweet herbal jelly making. Along the way we will discuss acid/pectic mixtures, commercial and natural pectins, and combinations of both. Participants will be able to sample several and take home their favorites to share with guests, plus recipes for all the…

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Spring Shaker Forum

April 24 - April 26

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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May 2020

Tuesday Tour: Behind the Scenes: The Great Stone Dwelling through Shaker Eyes

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the mid-nineteenth Century, Giles Avery, Freegift Wells, Nancy Moore, and other Shakers visited the Enfield Church Family's brand new stone dwelling house. Following in their footsteps, join our Education Coordinator as we explore the building from basement to belfry and discuss the current and historic features that so fascinated…

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June 2020

Tuesday Tour: Shaker Attics

June 2

1:00 pm Join our Museum Education Coordinator for a tour behind the scenes at the Enfield Shaker Museum. In this tour we will enter the attics of several buildings at the Museum in order to see how these spaces played a key role in daily life in a Shaker community.…

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Tuesday Tour: The Shakers in the Context of 18th and 19th Century American Life

June 16

1:00 pm How were the Shakers influenced by the outside world? What were their reactions to larger social changes in American life? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered on this special tour which will place the Shakers in the historical context of the 18th…

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Tuesday Tour: Shaker Basements

June 30

1:00 pm Join our Museum Education Coordinator for a behind the scenes tour at the Enfield Shaker Museum. In this tour we will enter the basements of several buildings at the Museum in order to discuss how the spaces were used in the daily life of the Shakers. Cost: Included…

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