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August 2019

Tuesday Tour: Shaker Architecture from Maine to Kentucky

August 27

1:00 pm Join Museum Education Coordinator, Kyle Sandler, for a visual presentation of the various incarnations of architecture which can be found throughout the Shaker world. In this talk, we will view interior and exterior photographs which demonstrate the wide array of designs used on Shaker structures. We will also…

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September 2019

Eco-Dyeing Workshop

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join artist and retired art teacher, Kate Mortimer, for an interactive session on eco- dyeing. Eco dyeing is a process which uses the natural pigments and form of fresh plant materials in order to leave beautiful impressions on fabric. Unlike traditional dyeing, eco-dye gives participants the chance to experiment with…

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Tuesday Tour: A Material Culture Tour of the Shaker World

September 10

1:00 pm Join Museum Education Coordinator, Kyle Sandler, for a visual presentation of the Shaker bishoprics. In this talk, we will view photographs of material culture items from each of the major Shaker communities and discuss how regionalism affected how the Shakers created the physical world around them. Cost: Included…

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Herbal Jelly Making Workshop

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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2019 Harvest Festival

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sponsored by the Brundage Foundation A yearly tradition set on the picturesque grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum. Celebrate the autumn harvest with horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, a hay stack treasure hunt, cider making, butter churning, ice cream cranking, candle dipping, traditional crafts including broom making, farm animals, musical…

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Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphony for Organ No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 42

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

N.H. native Peter Douglas Kaplar presents the organ masterwork Widor Symphony #6 featuring the Joseph Casavant organ. Admission on a first-come, first-served basis. A reception will follow the performance in the Great Stone Dwelling. Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Donations Accepted.

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Tuesday Tour: The Enfield Water System

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our Museum Education Coordinator for a tour of the Shaker waterworks system at the Enfield community. In this tour we will enter the Shaker canal near the Museum and follow the system down to the Shaker Second Family where one of the largest remnants of this system is located.…

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Beginner and Intermediate Timber Framing Workshop: Session 2

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join local timber framer Tim Baker for a second session on timber framing and the joinery techniques used in our historic Shaker buildings. Build on your work from the first session or start with the fundamentals while you try your hand at the layout and cutting of mortise-and-tenon joints and…

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October 2019

Pickles!

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn about pickling? Join our 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 their favorites and recipes for home.

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Tuesday Tour: Shaker Barn Preservation Tour

October 8

1:00 pm Join the Museum for a tour of the remaining Enfield Shaker Church Family Barns. We will start in the 1854 Cow Barn with a discussion of how this barn is an example of the tradition of building great barns among the Shakers and the challenges these unique structures…

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