Message from the Museum – Volunteer Appreciation Week

Dear Friends, Of the many duties I have, this is one of the best. THANK YOU! We are grateful that you have enthusiastically volunteered your talents and your energy to Enfield Shaker Museum. Your devotion ensures that the Museum continues and increases its successes in telling the historically and culturally…

Great Stone Dwelling Cupboard Latch Reproductions

Restoration of built-ins in the Great Stone Dwelling has been ongoing the last few years. Visitors enjoy seeing our woodworkers working to restore the unique features of the building, repairing original components, and recreating missing features where necessary. But in addition to all the woodwork there are hardware issues to…

Message from the Museum

Dear Friends, Take a turn around Twitter or Facebook, or catch the news, and you will find evidence of a rapid rise in yeast buying. Raising bread dough is lowering anxiety during our quarantine. Experts tell us that breadmaking offers us a sense of control and accomplishment, even if the…

Message from the Museum

Dear Friends, The Shakers lived by the three C’s: celibacy, community, and confession. In 1894, Mount Lebanon Shaker Ernest Pick humorously played on these three C’s in his advice published in the Shakers’ newspaper, The Manifesto.  Those who attended the “school of life,” he wrote, earned the degree of “C.C.C.”…