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November 2019

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Genealogy

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your family history? Join genealogist, Richard Dabrowski for a full-day workshop which will take you through the ins and outs of genealogy. Richard first became a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1965, and has been researching, finding relatives,…

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Fall Auction and Giving Gala

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our largest and most important annual fundraising event. A lively evening of delicious food, live and silent auctions, and celebration! Help support Museum operations and educational programming, or bid on the "cause within a cause" part of the live auction to help fund the restoration of our buildings. SAVE THE…

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Reed Star Design

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn to weave reed into a traditional multi-point star which can be used as a tree topper, window decoration, or a wonderful gift. This workshop also serves as a wonderful introduction to the weaving techniques used in traditional basketry. All materials will be provided.  

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December 2019

Festival of Trees

December 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Visit our display of more than 40 beautifully decorated holiday table top trees designed and donated by local artists, businesses and individuals. “Vote” for your favorite trees with raffle tickets to win or donate to the local “Meals on Wheels” recipients. Free Admission. For more information or to decorate a…

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Mixed Evergreen Wreath Workshop

December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create a masterpiece from evergreen branches and herbs grown in the Shaker Museum Herb Garden. Each person will take home a finished wreath, great for decorating your home or adorning doors during the holiday season. All materials provided, but please bring your own scissors, clippers and any special personal decorative…

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Shaped Resist Dyeing

December 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join artist and retired art teacher, Kate Mortimer, for an in-depth session of the technique of shaped resist dyeing. In this workshop, participants will work with the instructor in order to learn the different resist techniques which can be used to create an assortment of different patterns and designs. At…

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Holiday Cookie Sale

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

No time to bake but company is coming? Choose from more than 50 varieties of delicious homemade cookies for your Holiday cookie tray. All cookies sold by the pound. Bring your own container or purchase a container at the Museum. Cost: Cookies $10/lb.   Admission Free.

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Shaker Holiday Feast

December 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come celebrate the season with Lindsay Smith, the Hanover Co-op’s Food Educator. We will explore some traditional Shaker holiday recipes! Although the Shakers were known for their simplicity, the did have a special meal and celebrations for Christmas. In the Shaker spirit, we will use local ingredients to inform our…

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Festival of Trees Gala Reception

December 15, 2019

5:00 pm Invite your family and friends and join us for an evening of Holiday Cheer at the Enfield Shaker Museum. Be part of the fun as we draw the winning tickets and award the trees. Bid on one-of-a-kind "artist trees". Holiday music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and extended hours in…

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January 2020

Herbal Preparation Methods Workshop

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Identify and learn the health benefits of different herbs, flowers, seeds, spices and barks. Learn how to make your own healthy herbal tinctures. Learn how to make your own healthy herbal tonics. Learn about blending your own healthy herbal teas. Learn about many different herbal blends that you can make into…

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