School Programs At Enfield Shaker Museum
Children in Shaker villages received an academic education based on the Lancastrian model of teaching, in which older students taught younger members of the school. Based on the agricultural and industrial schedule of the community, boys went to school in the winter and girls in the summer. Shaker children also learned several trades which would allow them to succeed in both the Shaker and non-Shaker worlds. Today, Enfield Shaker Museum continues this focus on education by offering a variety of on-site and in-school programs.