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August 2019

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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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 sheep dog demonstrations, 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,…

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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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