Museum To Open For the Season on May 17

Museum To Open For the Season on May 17.

Enfield Shaker Museum will open for the 2023 Season on Wednesday, May 17th, Acting Director Carolyn Smith announced today. “For many years, the Museum opened on the Wednesday after Mother’s Day and we are pleased to be welcoming visitors beginning on that date in 2023,” Smith said.

This season, four exhibits will be on view in the Great Stone Dwelling–“Eldress Rosetta Cummings: A Shaker Life of Consecrated Labor,” “Hands to Work: The Evolution of Enfield Sewing Desks,” a new exhibit opening April 21st entitled “Maintaining a Balance: The Role of Enfield’s Shaker Trustees,” and a new multi-media exhibit opening May 17th on Enfield Shaker Worship, Dance, and Song. The new “Weather-Wise” exhibit continues in the East Brethren’s Shop, as well as an exhibit on Enfield Shaker stoves and wood boxes.

Enfield Shaker Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday through the fall; closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Guided tours will run daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

The Great Stone Dwelling is open year-round to welcome overnight guests.