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Enfield Shaker Museum

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447 NH Route 4A
Enfield, NH 03748 United States
(603) 632-4346

April 2020

Herbal Soap Making Workshop

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the art of soap making with an instructor from the Enfield Shaker Museum. Participants will use a lye-based process and dry herbs to create their own handcrafted bars of soap. The workshop will start with the basics and each participant will go home with several bars of their own…

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Herbal Jelly Making Workshop

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Museum for a workshop on savory and sweet herbal jelly making. Along the way we will discuss acid/pectic mixtures, commercial and natural pectins, and combinations of both. Participants will be able to sample several and take home their favorites to share with guests, plus recipes for all the…

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Spring Shaker Forum*Postponed to August*

April 24 - April 26

Note: As a good neighbor, Enfield Shaker Museum is taking measures to ensure the health of its visitors, employees, volunteers, and contractors. With regret, we have postponed the Shaker Forum to August 28-30, 2020. You can find the August event by clicking here.We are notifying all registrants by email. If…

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May 2020

Tuesday Tour: Behind the Scenes: The Great Stone Dwelling through Shaker Eyes

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the mid-nineteenth Century, Giles Avery, Freegift Wells, Nancy Moore, and other Shakers visited the Enfield Church Family's brand new stone dwelling house. Following in their footsteps, join our Education Coordinator as we explore the building from basement to belfry and discuss the current and historic features that so fascinated…

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June 2020

Tuesday Tour: Shaker Attics

June 2

1:00 pm Join our Museum Education Coordinator for a tour behind the scenes at the Enfield Shaker Museum. In this tour we will enter the attics of several buildings at the Museum in order to see how these spaces played a key role in daily life in a Shaker community.…

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Tuesday Tour: The Shakers in the Context of 18th and 19th Century American Life

June 16

1:00 pm How were the Shakers influenced by the outside world? What were their reactions to larger social changes in American life? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered on this special tour which will place the Shakers in the historical context of the 18th…

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Tuesday Tour: Shaker Basements

June 30

1:00 pm Join our Museum Education Coordinator for a behind the scenes tour at the Enfield Shaker Museum. In this tour we will enter the basements of several buildings at the Museum in order to discuss how the spaces were used in the daily life of the Shakers. Cost: Included…

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July 2020

An Evening with Pianist, Daesik Cha

July 12

7:00 pm Join the Museum for an evening of piano compositions by Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt featuring M.I.T. Affiliated artist and piano lab instructor, Daesik Cha. Cha, a native of South Korea, has established himself as a dynamic musician whose work encompasses performing, directing, teaching, and music scholarship. He…

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Tuesday Tour: Historic Preservation Tour

July 14

1:00 pm Historic preservation is an essential part of the work of the Enfield Shaker Museum. Join us for a special tour which will focus on the past, present, and future of preservation work on the grounds of the Museum. Some of the many topics we will discuss include timber…

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Berries from the Garden: Jam Making Workshop

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come spend time with friends and neighbors- Go home with decadent, sparkling jam! We will use gorgeous, plump organic berries from right here at the Enfield Shaker Museum to make jelly jars full of preserves. Along the way we will discuss acid/pectic mixtures, commercial pectins, natural pectins, and combinations thereof.…

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Beginner and Intermediate Oval Box Making

July 24 - July 25

Friday, 6:00 - 10:00 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Learn to create your own cherry Shaker oval boxes with Eric Pintar of the Home Shop. The Home Shop under the leadership of John Wilson, has been teaching the craft of Shaker oval box making for more than…

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Tuesday Tour: A Hervey Elkins’ Tour of the Enfield Shaker Site

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hervey Elkins’ Fifteen Years in the Senior Order of the Shakers remains one of the most important sources for what life was like for the Enfield Shakers in the mid-nineteenth century. In his account, Hervey describes various aspects of life in the community including the décor of the Great Stone…

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Knife Making for Beginners

July 31 - August 2

Friday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own knife? Join metalsmith and artist Skip Cady for an introductory workshop on the art of knifemaking. Participants will learn a variety of metalsmithing skills including design, rough cutting, heat treating, and…

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August 2020

2020 Shaker Forum

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - August 30 @ 11:00 am

Join the Museum for an engaging annual weekend devoted to Shaker History and Culture. There will be presentations by Shaker scholars, special activities, lodging and meals in the Great Stone Dwelling, and networking with colleagues and friends. For a full list of our price and packages, please click below: 2020_Spring…

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