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Enfield Shaker Museum

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

April 2019

Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join artist and retired art teacher, Kate Mortimer, for an interactive session using cold water dyes to create beautiful textile products. In this workshop, participants will work with the instructor to dye their own silk scarf. Part of the session will include a discussion of how household appliances such as…

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Spring Shaker Forum

April 26 - April 28

Sponsored by Shaker Workshops and John Keith Russell Antiques A weekend of lectures by Shaker scholars, tours of the Museum, special activities, updates on preservation projects, networking with colleagues and friends, lodging and meals in the Great Stone Dwelling and special presentations on Friday and Saturday evenings. Click here to…

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May 2019

Enfield Shaker Day

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In celebration of the Enfield Shaker Museum's 2019 Season Opening, join us for Enfield Shaker Day. We will have hands-on craft and gardening activities, pony rides and live animal displays, tours, refreshments served in our Dining Room, a special sale in our Gift Shop, and more fun for the whole…

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Waking the Garden

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Want to start a garden? Need some plants? Join the Garden Coordinator of the Enfield Shaker Museum, Diana Kimball-Anderson for a hands-on session on starting an herb garden. Diana will discuss a variety of herb garden related topics such preemptive garden, ongoing maintenance, plant locations, mulching, and more. Every participant…

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2019 Lunchtime Lecture Series

May 20 @ 12:30 pm - June 13 @ 1:30 pm

As part of our 2019 Archaeological Field School, the Museum is offering our Lunchtime Lecture series to the public. Bring a bag lunch and join the field school diggers for a fascinating look at the world of archaeology. They are free of charge and open to the general public. Registration…

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Tuesday Tour: Lives of the New Hampshire Ministry

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Museum for an in-depth discussion of Elders and Eldresses who comprised the New Hampshire Ministry. This talk will focus on the individual lives and beliefs of New Hampshire Shaker leaders such as Job Bishop, Hannah Goodrich, Abraham Perkins, Esther Ferrin, Henry Blinn, and more. Cost: Included with Museum…

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June 2019

Natural Dye Workshop

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 8, 2019

Join Museum educator, Kate Mortimer, for two instructive and interactive sessions on using natural dyes such as indigo and why these pigments were important to the Shakers. In this workshop, participants will work with the instructor to dye several pieces to take home. Dyeing is a messy process so please…

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Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Join the Museum and local beekeeper, George Grama, for a four-session workshop designed to introduce participants to the practice of beekeeping. A passionate proponent of the species, George will begin his class by discussing the life cycle of bees. He will then take participants through the steps needed to start…

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Tuesday Tour: Shaker Attics

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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. This tour…

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Natural Dye Workshop

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 8, 2019

Join Museum educator, Kate Mortimer, for two instructive and interactive sessions on using natural dyes such as indigo and why these pigments were important to the Shakers. In this workshop, participants will work with the instructor to dye several pieces to take home. Dyeing is a messy process so please…

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Parent and Child Soap Making Workshop

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join the Enfield Shaker Museum for a kid friendly session where we will combine goats’ milk and glycerin bases with herbs from the garden in order to create beautiful. The workshop will start with the basics and each participant will go home with several bars of their own soap.

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Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Join the Museum and local beekeeper, George Grama, for a four-session workshop designed to introduce participants to the practice of beekeeping. A passionate proponent of the species, George will begin his class by discussing the life cycle of bees. He will then take participants through the steps needed to start…

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Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Join the Museum and local beekeeper, George Grama, for a four-session workshop designed to introduce participants to the practice of beekeeping. A passionate proponent of the species, George will begin his class by discussing the life cycle of bees. He will then take participants through the steps needed to start…

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Tuesday Tour: Guided Hike to Mount Assurance and Discussion of Shaker Theology

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the Museum for a guided hike to the Enfield Shaker Village’s Feast Ground called Mount Assurance. The Shaker Feast Ground is a physical expression of the religious beliefs professed by the Shakers from the late 1830s to the mid-1850s. While on the hike, your guide will discuss how Shakerism…

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Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 23, 2019

Join the Museum and local beekeeper, George Grama, for a four-session workshop designed to introduce participants to the practice of beekeeping. A passionate proponent of the species, George will begin his class by discussing the life cycle of bees. He will then take participants through the steps needed to start…

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Saturday Garden Tour: Herbs Used in Traditional Housekeeping

June 29

1:00 pm Join Museum Garden Coordinator, Diana Kimball-Anderson, for a special tour of the Museum’s herb garden. Diana will discuss the types of herbs that were in the nineteenth century to beautify and add fragrance to the household. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

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July 2019

Shaker Garden Talk

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join retired Museum herbalist, Happy Griffiths, as she leads you through the Shaker Museum Herb Garden and highlights the herbs at their best. Feel free to bring specific questions about growing and harvesting herbs. Cost: Included with Museum Admission

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Tuesday Tour: Guided Hike: Shaker Historic Landscapes

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Museum for a guided hike which will focus on how the Enfield, NH Shaker interacted with their environment. This special Tuesday Tour will emphasize how the Shakers developed the landscape around them and how their approach evolved from the early 1780s to 1923 when the community closed its…

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Patriotic Sing-along and Pie Sale

July 4

11:00 am Celebrate the 4th of July in the Mary Keane Chapel. Veterans and service members are invited to come in uniform. Homemade pies will be for sale. Cost: Admission free. Donations to support the chapel accepted.

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An Evening of Piano Music with Daesik Cha

July 14

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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Middle School Field Ecology Summer Camp: Session 1

July 15 - July 19

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Under the guidance of local science teachers, students will carefully examine the area ecology through field and laboratory study techniques on and near the grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum. Each session will offer different themes and activities. They will also learn about the history…

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Jam Making: 3 Ways Workshop

July 18 @ 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 blueberries 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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Special Garden Tour: Herbs Used in the Making of Spirits

July 20

1:00 pm Join our Museum Garden Coordinator, Diana Kimball-Anderson, for a special tour of the Museum’s herb garden. Diana will discuss the types of herbs that were used historically and are still used today to produce a variety of herbal liqueurs. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

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Beginner and Intermediate Oval Box Making Workshop

July 26 - July 27

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: Shaker Basements Tour

July 30

1:00 pm Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Shaker basements to learn about how the Shakers used these spaces. The tour will include a visit to the basements of several buildings with a look at the importance of basements to Shaker architecture and engineering. This tour will also include a discussion…

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August 2019

Herbal Spa Workshop

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to pamper yourself naturally and inexpensively. Delve into aromatherapy with herbal scents, find calming herbs to make an herbal eye pillow, use invigorating herbs for a pick-me-up tea. Create your own perfect herbal lotion. Each participant will take home their eye pillow, your personal tea bags, and lotion.

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Beginner and Intermediate Timber Framing: Session 1

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join local timber framer, Tim Baker, on a tour of two Shaker buildings with exposed timber frames to see examples of historic and restoration joinery techniques. Learn timber framing fundamentals while you try your hand at the layout and cutting of mortise and tenon joints and carving wooden pegs. The…

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Middle School Field Ecology Camp: Session 2

August 5 - August 9

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Under the guidance of local science teachers, students will carefully examine the area ecology through field and laboratory study techniques on and near the grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum. Each session will offer different themes and activities. They will also learn about the history…

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Herbal Candy Making

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Enfield Shaker Museum for a workshop on making old time herbal candies. Learn to make herbal delicacies with plants grown in the Museum’s herb garden. Participants will go home with their own sweets.

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Tuesday Tour: Shaker Timber Framing and Joinery

August 13

1:00 pm Join a Museum educator for a tour and discussion of the various timber framing and joinery techniques which can be found in the Enfield Shaker community. This program will discuss the joinery techniques that the Shakers used both in their architecture and furniture making. Cost: Included with Museum…

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Medicinal Herb Workshop

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Museum herbalist, Happy Griffiths, for a workshop on the medicinal properties of various herbs. Begin with a walk through the Museum’s herb garden and then discuss ten herbs in depth. Learn ways of preparing herbs for their medicinal benefit: teas, tinctures, poultices and oils. Finally, the class will work…

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Shaker Garden Talk

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join retired Museum Herbalist, Happy Griffiths, as she walks through the Shaker Museum Herb Garden and talks about the herbs highlighting those that will be growing. Feel free to bring specific questions to ask. Cost: Included with Museum admission.

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