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October 2019


October 1, 2019 @ 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, 2019

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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2019 Cider and Cheese Festival

October 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore a variety of New England crafted artisanal ciders both hard and natural at this festive tasting event. Locally harvested apples, home-baked apple pies and award-winning artisan cheeses will also be set-up for tasting and purchase. Activities include live music throughout the afternoon, a pop-up farmer’s market, children’s activities, food…

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Tuesday Tour: Shaker Historiography: Shaker Studies from the Nineteenth Century to Today

October 22, 2019

1:00 pm Join the Museum for a special presentation on how the field of Shaker Studies has evolved from the nineteenth century histories written by individual Shakers to the full-length academic press works of today. In this presentation, we will not only discuss how the interpretation of the Shakers has…

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Herbal Wreath Making Workshop

October 24, 2019 @ 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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Grandparent and Me: Herbal Pomander Workshop

October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the Enfield Shaker Museum for an Herbal Pomander workshop for Grandparents and their special guests. Choose from a variety of gorgeous, fragrant herbs, sprightly mosses and delightful ribbons to make a decorative pomander to take home and display. All materials will be provided.

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Sunset Shaker Cemetery Tour

October 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us before the “New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones” talk for a special tour of the two Shaker cemeteries at the Enfield Shaker Museum. This special tour will include information on Shaker funerals, burial grounds, and their beliefs about the afterlife. Additionally, we will discuss the lives of the Church…

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NH Humanities to Go: New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Glenn Knoblock, and independent scholar, will use rubbings, photographs, and slides to illustrate the rich variety of gravestones found in NH. Hear the long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper Epidemic, and the American Revolution. Find out more about these deeply personal works of…

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November 2019

2019 Annual Meeting

November 3, 2019 @ 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Enfield Shaker Museum, held in the Meeting Room of the Great Stone Dwelling. Meet our board and staff while attending special presentations and a behind-the-scenes tour. The business meeting includes the highlights of the past year,…

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A Behind-the-Scenes Collection Tour

November 5, 2019

1:00 pm Join Curator Michael O'Connor for a behind-the-scenes look at the collection. You will see artifacts that are not currently on display to the public. Get an up-close-and-personal look at furniture, poplarware, textiles, and oval boxes, all made and used by the Enfield Shakers. Included with Regular Museum Admission

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