Enfield Shaker Videos
The Enfield Shakers, Mascoma Lake, and, in recent years, Enfield Shaker Museum have been documented in many formats. We have collected below all the relevant videos about the Enfield Shakers and Mascoma Lake that are currently available online.
Videos about the Enfield Shakers and Enfield Shaker Museum
“Enfield Sewing Desks” with Michael J. O’Connor, Curator – May 25, 2021
The fifth and final program in our 2021 Winter Series on Shaker material culture featuring items from the Enfield Shaker Museum collection.
“Legacy Collections of Archaeological Materials” with Hannah Dutton – April 29, 2021
Hannah Dutton, MA, Teaching Lecturer in Anthropology at Plymouth State University discusses archaeological materials collected in the past that do not meet modern “best practice” curation techniques or have been underestimated by the host institution. Included are artifacts from a 1989 salvage excavation at Enfield Shaker Museum (begins at 36.20 minutes). This lecture was produced by the New Hampshire Archeological Society.
“Bottles of the Enfield Shaker Medicinal Business” with Michael J. O’Connor, Curator – April 27, 2021
The fourth program in our 2021 Winter Series on Shaker material culture featuring items from the Enfield Shaker Museum collection.
“Exhibiting ‘Nature’s Nation’: The Changing Climate of Art History” with Dr. Alan C. Braddock – April 8, 2021
The third lecture in Enfield Shaker Museum’s “Weatherwise” series, supported by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Dr. Braddock, Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History and American Studies at the College of William & Mary, discusses his major traveling exhibition, “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment”, co-curated with Karl Kusserow at the Princeton University Art Museum in 2018-19, along with their award-winning book by the same title.
Exploring four centuries of American art and environmental history, the exhibition and book included more than one hundred works addressing climate change and other urgent issues. Nature’s Nation also offered a new vision of art history informed by ecocriticism, an ecological approach to cultural interpretation that is dramatically changing scholarship across the humanities.
“Enfield Tables” with Michael J. O’Connor, Curator – March 30, 2021
The third program in our 2021 Winter Series on Shaker material culture featuring items from the Enfield Shaker Museum collection.
“A ~13,000-year Long History of Smith Pond from Pond-Bottom Sediments” with Meredith Kelly and Ed Meyer – March 18, 2021
Meredith Kelly, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College, and Ed Meyer, Senior Lecturer/Research Scientist in the Department of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College report on a winter 2020 study of Smith Pond to investigate its history using pond-bottom sediments. They and their students collected two main types of information: 1) ground-penetrating radar data used to infer the bedrock lake bottom and overlying sediments, and 2) approximately seven meters of pond-bottom sediments. Smith Pond was built by the Shakers to provide water for their village. This video was produced by the Upper Valley Land Trust.
“Traditional Maple Sugaring” with Diana Kimball-Anderson, Garden Coordinator – March 16, 2021
Maple sugaring was a major activity at Enfield Shaker Village in the 19th century, although the Museum no longer taps maple trees and produces maple syrup. Diana takes on a tour of a maple sugar house at her family’s farm–the Anderson Farm in Windsor, Vermont–for the first mapling of the 2021 season.
“The Hurricane of 1938” with Dr. Lourdes B. Avilés – March 11, 2021
The second lecture in Enfield Shaker Museum’s “Weatherwise” series, supported by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Dr. Avilés, Professor of Meteorology at Plymouth State University, discusses the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, the most devastating tropical cyclone of all time to affect the region. Only two other comparable storms have been documented before or since. The effects of the storm were all encompassing and affected the entire region. She is the author of Taken by Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane (Boston: American Meterological Society, 2018).
“Shaker Stories, Shaker Lives: Eldress Rosetta Cummings” with Mary Ann Haagen and Carolyn Smith – March 9, 2021
This is the inaugural program of Enfield Shaker Museum’s new online series, “Shaker Stories, Shaker Lives”, about the lives of the Shaker brothers and sisters who lived, worked, and worshipped at the Shaker community in Enfield, New Hamsphire. Shaker scholars Mary Ann Haagen and Carolyn Smith discuss the life and legacy of Enfield Shaker Eldress Rosetta Cummings (1841-1925).
“Enfield Cooperage” with Michael J. O’Connor, Curator – February 23, 2021
The second program in our 2021 Winter Series on Shaker material culture featuring items from the Enfield Shaker Museum collection.
“The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War” with Dr. Kenneth W. Noe – February 11, 2021
The first lecture in Enfield Shaker Museum’s “Weatherwise” series, supported by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Dr. Noe is the Draughon Professor of Southern History at Auburn University, Auburn, AL. His major teaching and research areas are the American Civil War and Appalachian history. He is the author or editor of eight books including The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2020).
“The Enfield Shaker Chair” with Michael J. O’Connor, Curator – January 26, 2021
The first program in our 2021 Winter Series on Shaker material culture featuring items from the Enfield Shaker Museum collection.
Images of details of the Enfield Shaker chairs that Michael discussed are shown in the Fall 2020 issue of The Friends’ Quarterly, page 2.
“Dwelling with the Enfield, NH Shakers” with Kyle Sandler, Education Coordinator – January 26, 2021
Education Coordinator Kyle Sandler takes us on a virtual Tuesday tour of the retiring rooms (bedrooms) in the Great Stone Dwelling at Enfield Shaker Museum. Kyle answers many questions that vistors often ask: How many Shakers shared a room? What kind of bedroom furniture did they use? Were there rules on décor? How did the appearance of retiring rooms evolve over time?
“The Shaker Room at Winterthur Museum” with Dr. Thomas A. Guiler and Bethany J. McGlyn – January 21, 2021
Winterthur Museum in Delaware is known for it’s incomparable collection of American furniture and decorative arts and for its collection of rooms removed from historic structures. Winterthur’s “Shaker Room” was originally located in the Shaker North Family Diary and Laundry Building in Enfield, New Hampshire. Dr. Guiler, Assistant Professor of History and Public Humanities Academic Programs, and Bethany McGlyn, Curatorial Fellow, both at Winterthur, discuss the room itself and several of the Shaker objects in it. This video was produced by Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.
“Fall History Walk in Smith Pond Shaker Forest” with Alison Marchione – October 14, 2020
Join Alison Marchione, Programs Director at the Upper Valley Land Trust, for a video tour of the unique Shaker history of Smith Pond Shaker Forest. In this twenty minute video, Alison explores some of the fascinating historical artifacts along the beginning of the 4a trail including: stone walls, chestnut spillways, stone dams, canals, and reservoirs. This video was produced by the Upper Valley Land Trust.
“Brother Nelson Chase’s Stereoscope” with Michael J. O’Connor, Curator – September 24, 2020
Michael O’Connor describes the unique folding stereoscope invented and patented in 1872 by Enfield, NH Shaker brother Nelson Chase. This presentation by the Enfield Shaker Museum was originally part of a virtual program hosted by Hancock Shaker Village entitled “Shaker Collections from the Virtual Vault”.
“Hiking in Smith Pond Shaker Forest” with Willem Lange, Windows to the Wild on NH PBS – September 15, 2020
Accompanied by Jason Berard, the Stewardship Director of the Upper Valley Land Trust and Alan Strickland, Willem Lange hikes along one of the Shaker canals up to the massive earthen dam at the base of Smith Pond, built by the Shakers to provide water for their village. This video was produced by the Upper Valley Land Trust.
“Basements at Enfield Shaker Museum” with Kyle Sandler, Education Coordinator – July 23, 2020
“Attics at Enfield Shaker Museum” with Kyle Sandler, Education Coordinator – June 2, 2020
“The Great Stone Dwelling Through Shaker Eyes” with Kyle Sandler, Education Coordinator – May 19, 2020
“The Granite of the Great Stone Dwelling” with Michael J. O’Connor, Curator – May 7, 2020
“A Knitting Machine at Enfield Shaker Museum” with Michael J. O’Connor, Curator – May 7, 2020
“The Dining Room Clock Installation at the Great Stone Dwelling” with Michael J. O’Connor, Curator – May 7, 2020
“Visit Smith Pond Shaker Forest” a virtual tour with the Upper Valley Land Trust – May 4, 2020
The Upper Valley Land Trust acquired the Smith Pond Shaker Forest in 1995. The forest is 995 acres in size, including 63-acre Smith Pond, built by the Shakers in the 19th century to provide water for their village. This video was produced by the Upper Valley Land Trust.
“Mysterious Artifact in Smith Pond” with Dan Pontbriand – January 23, 2020
Dan Pontbriand (B.S. (Recreation Management), University of Maine), is a retired National Park Service Chief Ranger, a certified scuba diver, an historian and author, and volunteer Archaeological Field School digger at Enfield Shaker Museum. Could the artifact be related to the Shakers? Dan tells the story of its recovery and analysis. This video was produced by the Upper Valley Land Trust.
“Caleb Dyer, Enfield Shaker Trustee” with Fritz Wetherbee, New Hampshire Chronicle on WMUR ABC Channel 9 – June 21, 2019
Filmed in the Great Stone Dwelling, Fritz Wetherbee discusses how the prosperity of the Enfield Shaker community in the mid 19th-century was largely due to the skill of trustee Caleb Dyer, who was murdered on the site in 1863, and how his lack of careful recordkeeping later caused a financial catastrophe for the Enfield Shakers.
“The Kearsarge Chronicle at Enfield Shaker Museum” with Anna Guenther, Events Coordinator – November 3, 2017
Elizabeth D’Orazio interviews Enfield Shaker Museum’s Event Coordinator Anna Guenther, who explains how the variety of architectural styles of the buildings at the museum makes the site an idea place to hold weddings, anniversary parties, and life-changing events.
“A 4th of July Sing-Along at Mary Keane Chapel in Enfield” with George and Donna Butler, Co-Organists – May 29, 2016
This appears to be the only surviving video of Enfield Shaker Museum’s 4th of July Sing-Along led by the late Donna Butler, with her husband George Butler at the organ built by Casavant Frères Ltd. (Opus 1397, 1930), in the museum’s Mary Keane Chapel.
“An Interview with Arthur Gagnon, Lead Docent at Enfield Shaker Museum – February 26, 2010
Filmed in the Great Stone Dwelling, this interview with Arthur Gagnon was one episode in a television series entitled “Religion in American History”. The interviewer was Randall J. Stephens, Ph.D., Assistant and Associate Professor of History at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA.
Videos about Mascoma Lake and the Town of Enfield, New Hampshire
“A Drone View of Enfield Shaker Museum in Winter” created by Nate Gordon – March 23, 2021
“The Mascoma Lake Ice Trail” with New Hampshire Chronicle on WMUR ABC Channel 9 – March 1, 2021
Learn about the Ice Trail created in the winter of 2021 by the Mascoma Lake Skating Association, under the leadership of Mary Reynolds and Enfield Shaker Museum members Joan Holcomb and Carol Williams.
“Mascoma Lake Ice Fun, Enfield, New Hampshire” created by William Daugherty – February 1, 2021
“A Bicycle Tour Around Enfield Shaker Museum” in May 2020, with BikingEverywhere – August 25, 2020
“A Drone Flight Over Enfield Shaker Museum” created by William Daugherty – August 12, 2019
“A Drone Flight Over the New Shaker Bridge, Enfield, New Hampshire” created by William Daugherty – June 6, 2019
“Da Vinci Bridge at Smith Pond Shaker Forest” with Upper Valley Land Trust staff and Hypertherm volunteers – July 5, 2018
This video was produced by the Upper Valley Land Trust.
“Kayaking on Mascoma Lake in Enfield, New Hampshire” with Leonard Kendall – August 24, 2015