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June 2020

Postponed- Beginner Broom Making

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Broom making was a major industry for the Shakers.  Join our resident broom squire Larry Antonuk for this beginner level whisk broom making class.  Learn the history of broom making in America as well as the skills needed to make a broom from scratch.  All materials and tools will be…

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

June 9

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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New Hampshire Gives 2020

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - June 10 @ 6:00 pm

Donate Now! We are excited to be a part of NH Gives this year! NH Gives – an initiative of the NH Center for Nonprofits – is designed to bring the state together as one community, raising as much money and awareness as possible for NH nonprofits within a 24-hour…

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Shaker Herb Garden Stroll

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Museum emerita Happy Griffiths on a Shaker herb garden stroll. Enjoy the herbs at their seasonal best, bring your own question about growing and harvesting herbs. Cost: Free (Please wear a mask).

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Thursday Things: Comfort Underfoot–POSTPONED

June 18

The Museum remains closed. Please check back for the new date of this talk. 3:00 pm Every thing has a history! Join cultural historian Shirley Wajda for a talk about rugs, floor cloths, and carpets as Comfort Underfoot. How did the Shakers make and use the decorative and useful textiles…

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Online Tuesday Tour: Shaker Basements

June 23

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: Cost:…

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Enfield Shaker Museum

Wednesday Walk: Explore for Shaker Medicinal Herbs

June 24

1:00 pm The Shakers established one of the first herb businesses in this country.  Early on they gathered plants from the surrounding fields and woods.  Search for the same herbs used by the Shakers and growing wild today as we Explore for Shaker Medicinal Herbs. Please wear comfortable shoes/hiking boots…

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Victorian Cross Stitch Bookmarks

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Needlework was an important past time for 19th century women, including the Enfield Shakers.  Photographs show us they made cross stitch samplers on perforated paper.  Bookmarks using the same techniques were also popular as tokens of affection.  Learn to design and stitch your own version in this hands-on workshop.

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July 2020

Pie Sale

July 4

11:00 am An Enfield Shaker Museum tradition! We won't be able to sing together this year but we will be offering homemade pies will be for sale from 11:00 am to 1 pm. Drive on by the Great Stone Dwelling and pick up a pie for the Fourth of July!…

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Herb Garden Stroll

July 7

11:00 am Join Museum herbalist emerita Happy Griffiths as she leads you through the Museum’s Shaker Herb Garden and highlights the herbs at their best. Feel free to bring specific questions about growing and harvesting herbs. Cost: By donation (Please wear a mask).

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