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June 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries.  November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2015

    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • June 15 - July 11, Center for Advanced Musical Studies at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Music is in the air as students and faculty from the Center for Advanced Musical Studies enjoy a month long seminar on site. They will perform four free concerts in the Mary Keane Chapel. For concert dates and times call us after June 13 at (603) 632-4346.
      Cost: Free
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

July 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • June 15 - July 11, Center for Advanced Musical Studies at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Music is in the air as students and faculty from the Center for Advanced Musical Studies enjoy a month long seminar on site. They will perform four free concerts in the Mary Keane Chapel. For concert dates and times call us after June 13 at (603) 632-4346.
      Cost: Free
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 3, Percussion Concert at the Enfield Shaker Museum 8:00 (pre-concert discussion at 7:30 pm)
    • Percussion Opening. Concert held in the Mary Keane Chapel. Music by Kotche, Wolff, Harrsion, and Strindberg. Cost: Free
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 4, Patriotic Sing-along and Pie Sale at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am
    • Celebrate the 4th of July in the Mary Keane Chapel with Organists George and Donna Butler. Veterans are invited to come in uniform and refreshments will be served. We will also be selling homemade pies. If you are interested in baking a pie, contact the Museum Gift Shop at (603) 632-4346.
      Cost: Free
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 6, Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design - Gallery Talk at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 2:00 p.m.
    • Held in the Wash House. Museum president David Stocks discusses “Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design,” an exhibition of Shaker objects from the Museum’s collections alongside the work of diverse mid-century and contemporary designers and furniture-makers, on display through October 12.
      Fee: Adults $10.00, Free for Museum Members.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • July 7, Take a Tour Tuesday: Behind the Scenes Tour of the Museum’s Recently Acquired 1854 Cow Barn at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm
    • Tour curator, Michael O’Connor will lead a tour of the barn where he will discuss the evolution of the Shaker’s dairy barns and their role in their progressive agricultural practices.
      Cost: Regular admission. Members free, donations accepted.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 8, Fish to Perfection at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Presenter: Scott Jones, Chef Scott Jones, Executive Chef at the Co-op’s Celery Stick Cafe.
      With Chef Scott Jones, Executive Chef at the Co-op’s Celery Stick Cafe Don’t be daunted by cooking fish. Learn how to whip up delicious, fast, healthy meals, including how to shop for fish. Chef Scott will prepare salmon in a couple different ways with sauce and accompaniments, and you’ll get to try a taste of it all!
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • July 10, Concert - Imagined Worlds and Inspired Sounds at the Enfield Shaker Museum 8:00 pm (pre-concert discussion at 7:30 pm)
    • Imagined Worlds and Inspired Sounds. Concert held in the Mary Keane Chapel. Music by Ko, Vargas, and a world premiere by Tim Feeney. Cost: Free
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 11, Center for Advanced Musical Studies Finale Concert at the Enfield Shaker Museum 4:00 pm (pre-concert discussion at 3:30 pm)
    • Finale Concert held in the Mary Keane Chapel. Music by Reich, Feeney, Gunn, and Honstein. Cost: Free
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 11, The North Family Shaker Cemetery & Memorial Walking Tour at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Departs from Wash House. “The idea of keeping in mind, from generation to generation, the spot where the body was deposited” was, according to an 1886 sermon, preposterous to Elder Frederick Evans and other North Family Shakers. Still, different Shakers at different times did mark the graves of their departed and their views on life and death were not static. This walking tour will provide the back story to the North Family Shakers’ Cemetery and Memorial, one of Mount Lebanon's many cemeteries, still owned by the Shakers today.
      Fee: Adults $10.00, Free for Museum Members.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • July 11 & 12, Shaker Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Find the perfect item for your home or a gift for a friend at the Shaker Craft Fair. Explore the booths of dozens of local and regional artisans on the beautiful grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. A Family Activity Tent will host fun hands-on activities for all ages throughout the weekend. Members of the Abenaki First Nation will offer traditional craft activities, displays, and music. Site tours are offered both days at 11:30 and 1:30. Fair food and pie will be available for purchase.
      $4 per person or $3 with this ad; SHS members, veterans and active military, and under 18 admitted free
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • July 14, Take a Tour Tuesday: Behind the Scenes Tour to the North Village at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm
    • Explore areas normally not available to visitors and learn firsthand about where the Shakers lived and worked in the North Village.
      Cost: Regular admission. Members free, donations accepted.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 18, Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design - Gallery Talk at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 2:00 p.m.
    • Held in the Wash House. Museum president David Stocks discusses “Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design,” an exhibition of Shaker objects from the Museum’s collections alongside the work of diverse mid-century and contemporary designers and furniture-makers, on display through October 12.
      Fee: Adults $10.00, Free for Museum Members.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • July 19, Shaker Sing at the Enfield Shaker Museum 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Join us for this informal sing led by Mary Ann Haagen in the Great Stone Dwelling Meeting Room. No previous experience required. Music will be provided and taught to all. Bring a friend! Lots of socializing and refreshments available. Cost: Free
      Please email mah@valley.net if you can attend.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 19, 2015 Simple Gifts Music Festival at Alfred Shaker Museum 5:30 pm
    • The 2015 edition of the Simple Gifts Music Festival will take place on Sunday, July 19, 2014 at the Alfred Shaker Museum. Come celebrate the adoption of Alfred’s official Town Song!
      The festivities begin at 5:30 PM. The concert will feature several versions of Joseph Brackett’s beloved hymn Simple Gifts, performed and interpreted in a variety of ways ranging from solo works and improvisations to dance, choral works, and historical narrative.
      Donations will benefit the Alfred Shaker Museum and the Simple Gifts Music Festival. For more information: contact Andy Happel by phone at 207-752-0927, or by email at andy@andyhappel.com.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
  • July 19, The Small World of Shaker: Miniature Furniture, Books & Dolls - Opening Day at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Held in the Poultry House . Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon presents “Shaker Miniatures,” an exhibition of Shaker miniature objects and dolls from the Museum’s collections. On display through September 7. Visit www.shakerml.org for more information.
      Fee: Families - Admission by donation, suggested donation of $10.00.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • July 20 - 24, Art Explorations at the Enfield Shaker Museum (Open to ages 9 – 12) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Participants in this partnership program with AVA Gallery and Art Center of Lebanon, NH will explore the architecture, gardens, music, and dance traditions of the Shakers. You will be dropped off at the Museum each morning and will work through lunch. Afternoons will be spent back at AVA (transportation provided) where the mornings' experiences will be turned into visual art.
      Cost: $305 members, $350 non-members (scholarships available)
      Register at AVA (603) 448-3117 or at www.avagallery.org
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 21, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Edible Flowers - at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Learn how to make a beautiful edible flower salad with citrus dressing and use flowers to garnish your summer desserts! This workshop will begin with a short presentation on edible flowers, then we will gather edible flowers from the herb garden, head back to the kitchen in the Great Stone Dwelling and prepare some tasty treats with our harvest. Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by July 19: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 22 - 26, Shaker Seminar in Albany, NY
    • Shaker Seminar is a program of enlightening lectures related to the Shakers and their history, material culture, arts and music. Shaker-themed topics, including utopian and intentional communities, are given priority. Past presentations include African American Shakers, the Shaker West, government structure, Shaker correspondence with other communities, the impact of the railroads on Shaker life, adoption of children, impressions of Shakers in popular culture, and archaeological finds and their consequences.
      The Seminar encourages presentations that use original research, especially primary or underused resources (letters and diaries, newspaper accounts, portraits, prints and photographs, business records, museum collections and autobiographies). Talks are often accompanied by a Power Point presentation and typically last 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for questions. Most presenters receive a small stipend.
      To be considered as a speaker or presenter for Shaker Seminar 2015, submit a one-page abstract to Lesley Herzberg at lherzberg@hancockshakervillage.org.
      Shaker Seminar encourages attendees to sell or trade books, artifacts, t-shirts, and other Shaker-related items with each other. This is a great way to acquire obscure material about the Shakers largely unavailable otherwise.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • July 25, Nature's Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am and 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3-mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water.
      Fee: Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE. Reservations encouraged, but not required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 25, Dovetails Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Dovetail joints are classic characteristics of many examples of Shaker furniture from the 19th century. Internationally-known woodworker Chris Becksvoort will share his life-long expertise and techniques as a master cabinetmaker and scholar of Shaker furniture. Participants will learn proper layout procedures and methods for marking, sawing, chiseling, and fitting dovetails. Emphasis is on technique and precision. This class is designed for the beginner woodworker and those with advanced woodworking experience. Please bring: pencil, 12” ruler, utility knife, square, marking gauge, T-bevel or dovetail marker, mallet, dovetail saw and chisels – ¼”, 3/8”, and ¾”.
      After taking this workshop, you will have the skills necessary to take Chris’ Shaker-Style Carrier Workshop on September 19th.
      PLEASE choose either the morning session 9am-12noon or the afternoon session 1pm-4pm. Class size: 8 per session.
      Fee: $45.00 for members, $50.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 25, Cold-Process Soapmaking Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Throughout the 1800s, the Shakers made large batches of household soap in a large vat in the Soap Room, adjacent to the Community’s Wash Room in the 1821 Sisters’ Shop. Join Bill and Beth Miller of Parris House Wool Works to learn an easy, all natural cold process bath bar recipe. Students will be provided with all of the materials necessary, including a soap mold, to make a 2-pound loaf of cold process soap, which will produce up to 8 bath-size bars. A variety of essential oils will be used to scent batches and dried herbs and flowers from the Shakers’ historic herb gardens will be used for decoration to make lavender soap and citrus lemon verbena with calendula soap. Directions for cutting, curing, and testing the soap at home will be included. Class size: 10.
      Fee: 50.00 for members, $55.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 25, Amish-Style Double-Sided Pillow Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Sabbathday Lake’s Eldress Prudence Stickney (1860-1950) and Sister Ada Cummings (1862-1926) were two highly-skilled Shaker quilters. Local, expert seamstress and quilter Dianne Devonshire will teach the basics of quilting, including precisely matched corners, angles, and seams. Participants will complete an attractive double-sided pillow based upon a traditional Amish flower design and leave with the skills to continue quilting. This is an excellent class for beginners, and new quilters. Class open to those with basic sewing machine experience threading, winding a bobbin, etc. Ages 12 and up. All fabric included along with a pillow insert. Participants need to bring a sewing machine and a pair of scissors (a limited number of sewing machines is available for participants without one – please inquire for details). Class size: 8.
      Fee: $65.00 for members, $70.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July25, “Green” Cleaning Products Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Throughout the 1800s, Shaker Sisters kept recipe books to make useful household products, many from natural ingredients. Participants in this workshop will make and take home several herbal cleaning products made from all natural ingredients that are commonly found in the household. Clean and sanitize your home with satisfying, affordable, eco-friendly products that are safe for your family and pets. Learn to make great products at a fraction of the price for your home and as great gifts!
      $45.00 for members, $50.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 25, Beginner’s Woodcarving Workshop: Sheep, at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Spanning a 200-year practice, a flock of sheep remains a vital part of the Shakers Farm and daily routine. Join local, award-winning, master-carver Norm Devonshire for the basics of carving, including proper use of the knife, types of cuts, methods and techniques, and sharpening. All participants will complete their own finished carving of a Shaker sheep and leave with the skill set to begin a new hobby of woodcarving. For ages 14 and up. No prior experience necessary. Carving knives will be furnished for use, and for sale at additional cost. Class size: 6.
      Fee: $45.00 for members, $50.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 25, Birch Bark Necklace Basket Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • The Shakers’ crafts and artwork have been influenced through time by the natural world, the locally available raw materials, and, at times, crafts produced by nearby Native Americans. Local artist and basketmaker Carolyn Kemp will instruct participants to make a charming birch bark necklace basket from bark harvested from Shaker Village. Previous basketmaking experience will be useful and this class is designed for anyone interested in fine, intricate projects. Class size is limited to 4 participants to ensure that each student will be given lots of attention and the project will be finished in class. Class size: 4
      Fee: $65.00 for members, $60.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 26, Enfield Old Home Day at the Enfield, NH Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • The final day of this annual weekend long community and family event ends at the Enfield Shaker Museum. Join us for outside activities including traditional craft fair with demonstrations, a classic car show, food, and tours of the Museum.
      Cost: Outside activities free. Museum tour regular admission (Members and Enfield residents free).
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 31, Mount Lebanon’s Great Stone Barn - Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 2:00 pm
    • The Great Stone Barn, built in 1859 as the largest stone barn in America, demonstrates the Shakers’ economic stability, confidence, and vision at the height of their success. Anchoring three wooden wings, the stone structure was 50 by 200 feet and five stories high. The Barn was gutted by fire in 1972. In 2013, the Museum undertook a multi-million dollar stabilization effort. Explore the history and current state of the Great Stone Barn, an accompanying exhibit, and a model showing its use. Following the recent completion of the first phase of restoration work, this is the first chance for the general public to tour inside the ruin.
      Admission: $10 (free admission for museum members) **Space is limited, pre-registration is required.
      Contact programs@shakerml.org or 518-794-9100 ext. 220 to register. www.shakerml.org
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125

August 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • July 19 - September 7, The Small World of Shaker: Miniature Furniture, Books & Dolls at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Held in the Poultry House . Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon presents “Shaker Miniatures,” an exhibition of Shaker miniature objects and dolls from the Museum’s collections. On display through September 7. Visit www.shakerml.org for more information.
      Fee: Families - Admission by donation, suggested donation of $10.00.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • August 1, Albany’s 1915 Church Family Barn at the Shaker Heritage Society 2:00 pm
    • After a devastating fire destroyed the 1851 barn at the Albany Shaker Church Family, the community set out to build a new barn complex. Designs were drawn up for an efficient and technologically advanced barn, which included a track system for handling manure, lightning rods, and roof ventilators. On May 20, 1915, with help from hired laborers, the Shakers raised their beautiful new barn. The Church Family closed only a decade later due to declining membership, but the barn still stands as a sign of their determination, innovation, and hopes for the future. Join us on a special tour and celebrate the centennial of this historically significant barn.
      Admission: $10 (free for members) **Pre-registration is required.
      Contact: shakereducator@gmail.com or call (518) 456-7890 ext. 23 to register www.shakerheritage.org
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • August 2, Hancock Shaker Village’s Iconic Round Stone Barn 2:00 pm
    • Take an in-depth tour of the iconic Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village. Built in 1826, the form was continually improved upon by pioneering Shaker brethren to improve the situation of the farmer and make the large-scale dairy farm more efficient. Learn about the stages of construction, the use of gravity, and why bank barns were developed and are still utilized today. “The great object of agricultural curiosity at Hancock is their magnificent stone barn, two stories in height and 96 feet in diameter” –Rev. Henry Colman, 1835
      Admission: $20 (free for members; children 12 and under are free, ages 13-17: $8) **Pre-registration is required.
      Contact: mcellana@hancockshakervillage.org or call (413) 443-0188 ext100 to register. www.hancockshakervillage.org
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • August 5, Home Canning & Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Presenter: Alice Mullen, MS, RD, LD, UNH Cooperative Extension specialist.
      Gardens can produce an overabundance of produce at the peak of their harvest season. Preserving the overflow can help you store high-quality food for later use. Whether you’re preserving food for the first time or have many years of experience, it’s important to make sure you are using current, research-based methods and recipes. Join UNH Cooperative Extension for a home food preservation workshop. The workshop will discuss the latest research-based information on home food preservation and includes a hands-on demonstration of canning and making jam. Participants will receive a small jar of the jam to take home and enjoy.
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 7 , Mount Lebanon’s Great Stone Barn - Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 2:00 pm
    • The Great Stone Barn, built in 1859 as the largest stone barn in America, demonstrates the Shakers’ economic stability, confidence, and vision at the height of their success. Anchoring three wooden wings, the stone structure was 50 by 200 feet and five stories high. The Barn was gutted by fire in 1972. In 2013, the Museum undertook a multi-million dollar stabilization effort. Explore the history and current state of the Great Stone Barn, an accompanying exhibit, and a model showing its use. Following the recent completion of the first phase of restoration work, this is the first chance for the general public to tour inside the ruin.
      Admission: $10 (free admission for museum members) **Space is limited, pre-registration is required.
      Contact programs@shakerml.org or 518-794-9100 ext. 220 to register. www.shakerml.org
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • August 8, Albany’s 1915 Church Family Barn at the Shaker Heritage Society 2:00 pm
    • After a devastating fire destroyed the 1851 barn at the Albany Shaker Church Family, the community set out to build a new barn complex. Designs were drawn up for an efficient and technologically advanced barn, which included a track system for handling manure, lightning rods, and roof ventilators. On May 20, 1915, with help from hired laborers, the Shakers raised their beautiful new barn. The Church Family closed only a decade later due to declining membership, but the barn still stands as a sign of their determination, innovation, and hopes for the future. Join us on a special tour and celebrate the centennial of this historically significant barn.
      Admission: $10 (free for members) **Pre-registration is required.
      Contact: shakereducator@gmail.com or call (518) 456-7890 ext. 23 to register www.shakerheritage.org
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • August 8, Shaker Oval Box No. 3 at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Instructor: Barbara Beeler.
      An authentic shaker woodworking shop is a terrific location to create the quintessential shaker oval box. Learn to carve, bend and assemble a No.3 Oval Box (cherry) from master box maker Barbara Beeler. You will leave your class with a completed box. All tools and materials will be provided.
      Cost: $115.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $130.00 Non-Members. All materials included in cost of registration. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 33rd Annual Shaker Woods Festival 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Here we will carry on the tradition of hosting more than 200 of the best juried craftspeople in the country. Each craftsperson will be dressed in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their remarkable handmade wares.
      While on the grounds, bring your walking shoes for a journey down the rustic paths throughout the beautifully manicured woods, while enjoying the aroma of great country cooking over open fires and the sound of free entertainment located at two different stages throughout the woods. If rest and relaxation are your desire during the day, enjoy one of our extraordinary man-made gardens that only Shaker Woods can deliver. It's simply relaxing.
      Over 200 Crafters and Artisians Shaker Brooms, Hand-Thrown Pottery, Blown Glass, Custom Jewelry, Florals, Handmade Furniture, Hand Dipped Candles, Custom Made Knives, Herbs and Spices, Hand Made Baskets and Much, Much More!
      General Admission tickets will be sold at the gate. Admission Rates: $8.00 per day per adult, 12 and Under are FREE Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more! Parking is FREE. Please, no pets.
    • Shaker Woods Festival
    • Shaker Woods Grounds - 44337 County Line Rd. (just off state route 7), Columbiana, OH 44408
  • August 9, Hancock Shaker Village’s Iconic Round Stone Barn 2:00 pm
    • Take an in-depth tour of the iconic Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village. Built in 1826, the form was continually improved upon by pioneering Shaker brethren to improve the situation of the farmer and make the large-scale dairy farm more efficient. Learn about the stages of construction, the use of gravity, and why bank barns were developed and are still utilized today. “The great object of agricultural curiosity at Hancock is their magnificent stone barn, two stories in height and 96 feet in diameter” –Rev. Henry Colman, 1835
      Admission: $20 (free for members; children 12 and under are free, ages 13-17: $8) **Pre-registration is required.
      Contact: mcellana@hancockshakervillage.org or call (413) 443-0188 ext100 to register. www.hancockshakervillage.org
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • August 9, Paranormal Investigation with Tri-City Paranormal Society at the Shaker Heritage Society 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    • The Shakers were spiritualists who believed in communication with the spirit world. Tri-City Paranormal Society returns for another special event where YOU can investigate historic Shaker buildings for possible paranormal phenomena. This year’s event will also include the Brethren’s Workshop. Pre-registration is required.
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • August 14, Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design - Gallery Talk at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 2:00 p.m.
    • Held in the Wash House. Museum director of collections and research Jerry Grant discusses Shaker furniture and what we today call a “Shaker aesthetic.” “Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design,” an exhibition of Shaker objects from the Museum’s collections alongside the work of diverse mid-century and contemporary designers and furniture-makers, is on display through October 12.
      Fee: Adults $10.00, Free for Museum Members.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • August 15, Village Rising - at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Village Rising is a day-long celebration of your Shaker experience and the modern impact of the Shaker legacy. Through our new exhibit, which showcases the many ways in which visitors are inspired to translate the Shakers’ commitment to simplicity and mindfulness into their personal expressions, music, tours and programs created specifically for the day, Village Rising is your opportunity to connect to the Shaker legacy and to be part of our contemporary community. Cost: Included with the cost of regular admission (no charge for Members). Advance tickets available by phone. Please call (603) 783-9511 during museum hours to purchase.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 15, Nature's Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am and 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3-mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water.
      Fee: Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE. Reservations encouraged, but not required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 15, Shaker-Style Seat Weaving Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • For more than 200 years, the Shakers have seated their chairs and stools with woven cloth tape – a classic Shaker feature that is colorful, comfortable, and durable. Local instructor and Shaker enthusiast Sandy MacDonald will explain the history of Shaker chairs using original, historic examples along with contemporary replicas. Learn the methods, tips, and techniques to weaving Shaker chair and stool seat patterns. Restore your favorite chair or stool in classic style. Chair or stool must have rounded seat rails. Materials list and resource list will be provided at sign-up. Participants are required to purchase Shaker tape prior to the workshop – suggested online sources are V.I. Reed & Co., the Basket Makers Catalog, and Shaker Workshops. Class size: 6.
      Fee: $45.00 for members, $50.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 15, Space-Dyed Market Basket Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • The Shakers are renowned for their basket-making practices, having produced hundreds of utility baskets throughout the 1800s. Join local artist and basketmaker Carolyn Kemp for this exciting contemporary twist on a classic basket design. Participants will complete a traditional market basket from space dyed reed that has beautiful, jewel-like subtle transitions of hand-dyed color. All materials will be custom created for this class and provided to participants. No prior experience necessary. Class size: 8.
      Fee: $80.00 for members, $85.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 15, Shaker-Style Bench Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Shaker Elder Frederick Evans said ‘that which possesses the greatest utility, has the greatest beauty.’ This simple, 14” tall, pine bench with half-moon cutout legs, inspired from an original Shaker design, promises to be as functional as it is beautiful. Internationally renowned, local Master cabinetmaker Chris Becksvoort will teach the techniques required for the interlocking dovetailed braces and wedged mortise-and-tenon joints on this bench. Each participant will complete construction of their own bench, awaiting the finish of their choice. Please bring a square, knife, marking gauge, dovetail saw, chisels and a mallet. Class size: 8.
      Fee: $95.00 for members, $100.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 15, Christmas Table Runner Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Sabbathday Lake’s Eldress Prudence Stickney (1860-1950) and Sister Ada Cummings (1862-1926) were two highly-skilled Shaker quilters. Local, expert seamstress and quilter Dianne Devonshire will teach participants the hands-on basics of quilting. Emphasis will be placed on the tips and techniques for creating precisely matched corners, angles, and seams. Participants will complete folky holiday heirloom table runner in a fir tree and star design and leave with the skills to continue quilting. This is an excellent class for beginners, and new quilters. All materials are included. Class open to those with basic sewing machine experience threading, winding a bobbin, etc. Ages 12 and up. Participants need to bring a sewing machine and a pair of scissors (a limited number of sewing machines is available for participants without one—please inquire for details.) Class size: 8.
      Fee: $55.00 for members, $60.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 15, Beginner’s Carving Workshop: Old Sea “Salt”, at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • As a young boy 4 years of age in 1855, orphaned William Dumont was indentured as a cabin boy on a sailing vessel out of Portsmouth, NH. Fifteen years of his early life were spent among fishermen, sailors, and merchants before he came ashore to begin his life among the Sabbathday Lake Shakers in 1870. Elder William remains among the Shakers’ most beloved leaders. Join local, award-winning, mastercarver Norm Devonshire for the basics of carving, including proper use of the knife, types of cuts, methods and techniques, and sharpening. Participants will complete their own finished carving of a New England fisherman and leave with the skill set to begin a new hobby. No previous woodcarving experience necessary. Ages 14 and up. Carving knives will be furnished for use, and for sale at additional cost. Class size: 6.
      Fee: $45.00 for members, $50.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 15-16, 22-23, 33rd Annual Shaker Woods Festival 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Here we will carry on the tradition of hosting more than 200 of the best juried craftspeople in the country. Each craftsperson will be dressed in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their remarkable handmade wares.
      While on the grounds, bring your walking shoes for a journey down the rustic paths throughout the beautifully manicured woods, while enjoying the aroma of great country cooking over open fires and the sound of free entertainment located at two different stages throughout the woods. If rest and relaxation are your desire during the day, enjoy one of our extraordinary man-made gardens that only Shaker Woods can deliver. It's simply relaxing.
      Over 200 Crafters and Artisians Shaker Brooms, Hand-Thrown Pottery, Blown Glass, Custom Jewelry, Florals, Handmade Furniture, Hand Dipped Candles, Custom Made Knives, Herbs and Spices, Hand Made Baskets and Much, Much More!
      General Admission tickets will be sold at the gate. Admission Rates: $8.00 per day per adult, 12 and Under are FREE Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more! Parking is FREE. Please, no pets.
    • Shaker Woods Festival
    • Shaker Woods Grounds - 44337 County Line Rd. (just off state route 7), Columbiana, OH 44408
  • August 16, Shaker Great Barns, 1820s-1880s with Special Guest Speaker Lauren Stiles at the Shaker Heritage Society 2:00 pm
    • Shaker Great Barns.  Book by Lauren Stiles
    • Lauren A. Stiles is an independent scholar who has written on Shaker agriculture concentrating on the remarkable multi-level dairy barns built by the Shakers from Maine through western New York during the middle years of the 19th century. His book – Shaker “Great Barns” 1820s-1880s – includes numerous architectural drawings and photographs illustrating these unique structures. Described with praise in contemporary farm publications these barns became models for advanced modern agriculture. Two of the best documented barns were built at Watervliet in 1873. Stiles is a graduate of LeMoyne College with graduate degrees from Columbia and Brown Universities. He is a former librarian retired after a thirty-year career as Head of Reference at SUNY Cortland Memorial Library. This program is co-sponsored by the Turpin Bannister Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.
      $5 suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • August 16, Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle and Banjo Concert at the Enfield Shaker Museum 3:00 pm
    • Ken and Brad Kolodner in concert at Enfield Shaker Museum
    • This benefit concert with 100% ticket sales donated to the Museum will include original and old time Appalachian music performed by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
      Cost: $25 per person
      To register and/or purchase tickets, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org. Overnight rooms available throughout the weekend.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 19, Intro to Fermented Veggies at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Presenter: Stephanie Zydenbos-Heino, Ferminista & Owner of Micro Mama’s.
      Stephanie will share her tricks on how to make amazing, health-promoting fermented veggie recipes that are loaded with beneficial bacteria! Use them as a condiment to bring some extra wow to your meals and also improve your digestive health. She’ll show you how to make a great kraut with nothing but cabbage and salt and give you ideas on how to zip things up with different veggies and spices. In this hands on workshop, everyone will go home with a mason jar to finish fermenting at home!
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 19, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Summertime Refreshers - at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Museum’s Herb Garden)
    • With summer in full swing, temperatures are soaring. What better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing herbal drink or treat? This workshop will explore the Shaker Museum Herb Garden while discussing the history and benefits of using herbs and plants in our diets. After gathering some fresh herbs, we will head back to the kitchen in the Great Stone Dwelling and learn how to make some great summertime treats. Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by August 17: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 22, Dragonfly Ball Fundraiser at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm
    • Join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and exciting auction and raffle prizes. Featuring a delicious seated dinner catered by a local chef and music by Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Band. Proceeds benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum.
      Cost: $65 per person. $55 members.
      To purchase tickets, contact us at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org. Overnight rooms available throughout the weekend.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 22, Shaker Oval Box No. 3 at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Instructor: Barbara Beeler.
      An authentic shaker woodworking shop is a terrific location to create the quintessential shaker oval box. Learn to carve, bend and assemble a No.3 Oval Box (cherry) from master box maker Barbara Beeler. You will leave your class with a completed box. All tools and materials will be provided.
      Cost: $115.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $130.00 Non-Members. All materials included in cost of registration. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 22, The North Family Shaker Cemetery & Memorial Walking Tour at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Departs from Wash House. “The idea of keeping in mind, from generation to generation, the spot where the body was deposited” was, according to an 1886 sermon, preposterous to Elder Frederick Evans and other North Family Shakers. Still, different Shakers at different times did mark the graves of their departed and their views on life and death were not static. This walking tour will provide the back story to the North Family Shakers’ Cemetery and Memorial, one of Mount Lebanon's many cemeteries, still owned by the Shakers today.
      Fee: Adults $10.00, Free for Museum Members.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • August 22, Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design - Gallery Talk at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 2:00 p.m.
    • Held in the Wash House. President David Stocks discusses “Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design,” an exhibition of Shaker objects from the Museum’s collections alongside the work of diverse mid-century and contemporary designers and furniture-makers, on display through October 12..
      Fee: Adults $10.00, Free for Museum Members.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • August 22-23, 33rd Annual Shaker Woods Festival 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Here we will carry on the tradition of hosting more than 200 of the best juried craftspeople in the country. Each craftsperson will be dressed in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their remarkable handmade wares.
      While on the grounds, bring your walking shoes for a journey down the rustic paths throughout the beautifully manicured woods, while enjoying the aroma of great country cooking over open fires and the sound of free entertainment located at two different stages throughout the woods. If rest and relaxation are your desire during the day, enjoy one of our extraordinary man-made gardens that only Shaker Woods can deliver. It's simply relaxing.
      Over 200 Crafters and Artisians Shaker Brooms, Hand-Thrown Pottery, Blown Glass, Custom Jewelry, Florals, Handmade Furniture, Hand Dipped Candles, Custom Made Knives, Herbs and Spices, Hand Made Baskets and Much, Much More!
      General Admission tickets will be sold at the gate. Admission Rates: $8.00 per day per adult, 12 and Under are FREE Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more! Parking is FREE. Please, no pets.
    • Shaker Woods Festival
    • Shaker Woods Grounds - 44337 County Line Rd. (just off state route 7), Columbiana, OH 44408
  • August 28, Let Freedom Ring Tour - at Canterbury Shaker Village 2:00 pm
    • The Village will commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” Speech with a special “Shakers & Equality: Let Freedom Ring” tour at 2:00pm. The tour, which is free with museum admission, will connect visitors with the Shaker ideals of gender and racial equality. The tour will culminate in the ringing of the 500 lb. Paul Revere bell atop the Dwelling House at 3:00 pm.

      On August 28, 1963 at 3:00pm, Dr. Martin Luther King first uttered one of the most powerful and memorable phrases in American history, “I have a dream.” Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech marked a crucial turning point in the American Civil Rights movement and asserted his absolute commitment to a nonviolent approach to confronting America’s entrenched system of racial bias. In it, he urged Americans to let freedom ring “….from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.” His words resound through the years, celebrating the progress America has made in the quest for racial justice, and recalling us to the challenges that still confront us as a nation. Cost: Free with regular admission (no charge for Members).
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 29 - October 12, Exhibit: In the Shadow of the Shakers at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Watch for more details on this new photographic exhibit.
      Cost: Regular admission. Members free, donations accepted.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

Setptember 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • July 19 - September 7, The Small World of Shaker: Miniature Furniture, Books & Dolls at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Held in the Poultry House . Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon presents “Shaker Miniatures,” an exhibition of Shaker miniature objects and dolls from the Museum’s collections. On display through September 7. Visit www.shakerml.org for more information.
      Fee: Families - Admission by donation, suggested donation of $10.00.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • September 5, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Everett Bailey.
      Canterbury brooms were prized for their simplicity, workmanship and usefulness. Join Everett Bailey as he guides you in the skill of basic broom making in the historic Village Carpenter’s Shop. No experience is necessary to attend, only patience and an interest in Shaker craft. At the end of this workshop, you will take home a completed Shaker style broom that offers something out of the ordinary.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 12, Canterbury Artisan Festival 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • The Canterbury Artisan Fair celebrates Traditional Arts with an Artisan Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market, music, artisan food, farm animals and demonstrations. •Juried Craft Fair including artisans in fabric, handknits and wovens, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, painting, toys, and more! •Traditional Arts demonstrations include coopering, blacksmithing, basketry, pottery, wood carving, historic building restoration, and herbal presentations including do-it-yourself teas. •Agricultural Demonstrations including farm animals, permaculture, heirloom breeds, and seed saving. Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, children under 5 free. Members Free.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 12, Beeswax Candle-making at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – noon or 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Great for kids! Using home-grown bee’s wax, roll your own candle and take it home in a custom box. Learn wax techniques and lots of bee lore. Materials and equipment provided by instructor. Perfect for kids ages 12 and up. Children 8 to 12 must attend with an adult. Class limited to 12 students. Instructor is Joe Moncecchi, “The Bee Guy.” $45 for non-members; $40 for members. Call 413-443-0188, x 0, to register.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 12, Music on the Farm at South Union Shaker Village 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Imagine how nice it will be to feel the cool fall breezes wafting through the 1875 Grain Barn, while listening to live music, and enjoying afternoon dessert! Kick back in a relaxed family atmosphere and partake in some traditional Southern delicacies, including fried peach pies, fresh apple cake, apple cider slushes, and homemade Shaker Sweet Potato Pie ice cream from Chaney’s Dairy Barn.
      RESERVATIONS: $15/person | $25/couple | $5/children ages 6-12
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • September 12 & 13, Shaker Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Find the perfect item for your home or a gift for a friend at the Shaker Craft Fair. Explore the booths of dozens of local and regional artisans on the beautiful grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. A Family Activity Tent will host fun hands-on activities for all ages throughout the weekend. Members of the Abenaki First Nation will offer traditional craft activities, displays, and music. Site tours are offered both days at 11:30 and 1:30. Fair food and pie will be available for purchase.
      $4 per person or $3 with this ad; SHS members, veterans and active military, and under 18 admitted free
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • September 13, Shaker Sing at the Enfield Shaker Museum 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Join us for this informal sing led by Mary Ann Haagen in the Great Stone Dwelling Meeting Room. No previous experience required. Music will be provided and taught to all. Bring a friend! Lots of socializing and refreshments available. Cost: Free
      Please email mah@valley.net if you can attend.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 19, Local Bees, Beeswax Crafts & Lip Balm at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Presenter: Tricia Gorman & Marianne Cameron, Hive & Home
      Learn about the value of bees in this fun workshop. Tricia and Marianne, the stewards of our beehives at Canterbury Shaker Village, will take you on a quick tour of the Beehouse. Then it’s into the kitchen to learn how to make various all-natural goods with bee products: honey, beeswax candles, furniture polish, lotions, lip balm, deodorant, healing balms, etc. The class will include a lip balm demonstration with one for you to bring home.
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • September 19, Bird Watching at the Shaker Bog - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    • Trained naturalist and birdwatcher Carol Beyna will lead groups to the fascinating habitats of the Shaker Bog. The bog was originally built by the Shakers in 1816 as a reservoir to power their mills, but today, this 150-acre wetland has become a diverse ecosystem; the feeding ground of moose, the home of beaver, mink, fischer, fox and an occasional black bear. The combination of woodland and wetland provides an ideal habitat for a wide variety of songbirds, game fowl, woodpeckers and more. Learn to beckon chickadees, nuthatches and other small birds. Possible sighting also include pileated woodpeckers, loons, ducks, Canada geese, and hawks. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 2-hour, moderate trail walk in the woods. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water. Tour size limited to 12.
      Fees: Reservations required. Adults $5 and Children $2.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
    • 207-926-4597
    • Web Site: maineshakers.com/
  • September 19, Nature's Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am and 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3-mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water.
      Fee: Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE. Reservations encouraged, but not required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 19, Explore Digital Photography Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson (1873-1961) launched his photography hobby in 1898 with glass plate negatives and using all types of film through his life, including color Polaroid! Join New Gloucester photographer Vicki Lund in this photography workshop designed to familiarize participants with how to create a great shot using the features of their digital cameras. Vicki will teach image composition, use of light, and basic Photoshop digital enhancement. Bring your digital camera, a fresh battery, SD card, and your user’s manual. Class size: 12.
      Fee: $25.00 for members, $30.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 19, Natural Dyes for Wool Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • One of the earliest industries of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Sisters was textile production. The Sisters produced large numbers of wool blankets and other textiles with bold stripes and twill patterns created from natural dyes. Marty Elkin of A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm will take you through a full day of learning to dye with plants from her dyers’ garden as well as from plants that you will gather from the Shakers’ garden. Plants may include marigolds, onion skins, black eyed susans, jewel weed, goldenrod, amaranth, and indigo. You will leave with 7 10-gram sample skeins of each color. Bring or purchase a 2oz skein for a community pot. Class size: 6.
      Fee: $75.00 for members, $80.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 19, Wool Applique and Embroidery Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Every Shaker girl was taught a variety of types of hand stitching, skills which they mastered by the time they were young adults. Local instructor and fiber artist Mary DeLano will teach you to applique a piece specially designed for the Shaker Village that features a likeness of the Shaker Meeting House. You will learn how to transfer a pattern, applique the wool pieces to a wool background, and embellish your project with at least four different embroidery stitches using a variety of threads. After completing this class, you will be able to tackle confidently many “penny rug” and wool applique patterns and embellish them with flourishes to make them unique. Class size: 8
      Fee: $60.00 for members, $65.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 19, Shaker-Style Carrier Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • From large cupboards to small boxes, the Shakers are known for their sense of design, attention to detail, and orderliness. Join internationally-known, master cabinetmaker Chris Becksvoort for this Shaker classic. Based on the original piece made by the Mount Lebanon Shakers around the year 1840, attendees will build a white pine Shaker carrier with center handle, four dovetailed corners and a quarter sawn bottom. This is a very useful carrier for tableware, mail and bills, or to organize small items around the house and shop. The Dovetail Workshop is a prerequisite for this course, either morning or afternoon of July 25th, or previous years. Materials will be provided. Please bring: pencil, ruler, marking gauge, knife, dovetail marker or T-bevel, square, 1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2” & 3/4” chisel, mallet, dovetail saw and spokeshave. Class size: 8
      Fee: $95.00 for members, $100.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 19, Beginner’s Woodcarving Workshop: Colt, at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • From the late 1700s through the 1950s, the Shakers kept horses for farmwork, logging, and transportation. Many of these animals raised from birth were beloved family pets to the Shakers. Join local, awardwinning, master-carver Norm Devonshire for the basics of carving, including proper use of the knife, types of cuts, methods and techniques, and sharpening. All participants will complete their own finished carving of a colt and leave with the skill set to begin a new hobby of woodcarving. No prior experience necessary. Ages 14 and up. Carving knives will be furnished for use, and for sale at additional cost. Class size: 6.
      Fee: $45.00 for members, $50.00 for non-members
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 20, Harvesting and Preserving Flowers and Herbs at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Meet in the Museum’s Herb Garden)
    • This workshop will start off in the Shaker Museum Herb Garden where we will be discussing best practices for harvesting and preserving flowers and herbs. We will discuss the pros and cons of different techniques and of course practice harvesting plants. We will then go back to the Great Stone Dwelling and prepare our harvest for drying, and further discuss all the possibilities of using dried flowers and herbs. Light refreshments will be provided. Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by September 18: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 23 - 27, Timber-Framing Intensive at Hancock Shaker Village 9:00 am – 5:00 pm each day
    • Learn the art and craft of timber-frame construction using 18th- and 19th-century tools and techniques. Complete all the parts of a small building, and assemble the frame. Demonstrations and discussions supplement hands-on learning. Call the instructors directly to register: Jack Sobon (413-684-3223) or Dave Carlon (413-684-3612). $620 for non-members; $558 for members. Class limited to 16 students.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 25, An Evening of Wine and Music at the Shaker Heritage Society
    • Join us for a special fundraising event. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine in the 1848 Meeting House. All proceeds benefit the Society.
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • September 26, Shaker Harvest Festival at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • A yearly tradition set on the picturesque grounds of the Enfield Shaker Village. Celebrate the autumn harvest with horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, hay stack treasure hunt, cider making, butter churning, ice cream cranking, candle dipping, traditional crafts including broom making, farm animals, musical entertainment, museum tours with a cooperage exhibit, a special sheep herding demonstration and more. Lunch available.
      Cost: Adults $12, Ages 13 to 17 $8, Ages 12 and under $5, Families of three or more $20 (parents or guardians with children under 18). Hearth Broom Workshop – $5. Overnight rooms available throughout the weekend. Walk in or register by calling the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 26, The North Family Shaker Cemetery & Memorial Walking Tour at Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon Noon - 1:30 pm
    • “The idea of keeping in mind, from generation to generation, the spot where the body was deposited” was, according to an 1886 sermon, preposterous to Elder Frederick Evans and other North Family Shakers. Still, different Shakers at different times did mark the graves of their departed and their views on life and death were not static. This walking tour will provide the back story to the North Family Shakers’ Cemetery and Memorial, one of Mount Lebanon's many cemeteries, still owned by the Shakers today.
      Fee: Adults $10.00, Free for Museum Members.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • September 26 & 27, 5th Annual Craft Festival at Fruitlands Museum Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Come check out our 5th Annual Craft Festival in partnership with the Worcester Center for Crafts. Artisans from all across New England are onsite for this juried festival. Handmade ceramics, fiber art, jewelry and more will be available for purchase. Your entrance fee of $5/member, $10/nonmember (children under 12 are free) includes admission to the museum! Interested in applying to be a vendor? Contact the Worcester Center for Crafts Here.
    • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA 01451
  • September 26 & 27, Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Celebrate the bounty of the harvest on the spectacular grounds of Hancock Shaker Village, with a farmer’s market, horse-drawn wagon rides and the best local and regional crafts — all for sale! Enjoy our food tent with regional specialties. Listen to music, watch agricultural demonstrations, and even jump in a pile of hay!
      Regular Village admission gives you free entry to Country Fair. (Some attractions may require an additional fee.) TICKETS Adults $20 Seniors $18 Youths (ages 13-17) $8 Members FREE Children (12 and under) FREE
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

October 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • October 1 - 3, 2015 Conference Theme: “Marking the Land: How Intentional Communities Shape Their Surrounding Physical & Social Landscapes” - at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Deadline for Submission of Paper and Session Proposals: May 15, 2015 Call for Papers
      The 2015 Conference of the Communal Studies Association will be held at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. In 1806, Shaker missionary visits to this area stimulated religious revivals and Shaker conversions which led to the establishment of the Pleasant Hill community. By the 1820s, Pleasant Hill was one of the largest Shaker communities in America. The Shakers at Pleasant Hill actively shaped a landscape that was entirely distinct from the physical and social landscapes of the surrounding region, making Pleasant Hill a Kentucky showpiece.
      Intentional communities make their mark on the places they inhabit. That mark might be in the physical transformation of the landscape that sustains the community. It might be the design or transformation of the structures that shelter the community. Or it might be the creation or reorganization of a distinct social landscape. Landscape transformation lies close to the heart of the communal impulse.
      We seek the widest range of participation at CSA’s 2015. Paper proposals may address any aspect of communal and intentional group studies, historical and contemporary, alike. We especially encourage paper proposals addressing the theme of landscape transformation, broadly constructed. CSA welcomes proposals from graduate and undergraduate students, first-time presenters, and professional and amateur scholars alike.

      About the Communal Studies Association
      the Communal Studies Association is an interdisciplinary organization for people living in intentional communities, historic site personnel and academics representing topics including history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, political science, and others. Each year, the CSA’s annual conference is held at the site of an historic intentional community.
    • Communal Studies Association Office, P.O. Box 122, Amana, Iowa 52203
  • October 3, Plaid Market Basket Workshop at the Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Plaid Market Basket Workshops at the Shaker Heritage Society
    • This basket has an open bottom woven in natural, smoked and your color choice. Please choose navy, black, dark green, red or burgundy at time of registration. Optional wrapped handle if time permits. This is a 5-hour workshop; those who do not complete their baskets within the time frame may schedule more class time with Sandy at a later date for an additional cost. Pre-registration with payment is required by September 28th. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!
      $30 per person plus $30 materials fee
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 10, Beautiful Brassicas: Bomb-proof recipes that are sure to please! at Canterbury Shaker Village 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Presenter: Ruth Goldstein, R.D.N., L.D., Integrative Registered Dietitian.
      You’ve all heard about the health benefits of kale, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Join Ruth for this combination demo and hands on cooking class focusing on these versatile and delicious vegetables. Ruth will demo and teach three of her star brassica recipes: vibrant Emerald City Salad with wild rice and vegetables, sweet-tart, crunchy Apple Cabbage Slaw, and nutty, golden Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower. These dishes are simple to prepare and guaranteed to please even the skeptics out there.
      Cost: $10 for Village and Co-op Members, $15 for non-members. Registration required. Class sizes limited. Small class sizes, hands on/interactive programs, and samples to eat in class or take home. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 10, Shaker Farm Day at South Union Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • The common farm chores of yesterday are practically lost arts today, but not at the South Union Shaker Village! Enjoy a day of interactive demonstrations where butter is made, corn is shelled, hams are smoked, laundry is boiled, apples are pressed into cider and much more. Lunch, catered by the Brickyard, will be available. Sponsored by WRECC
      TICKETS: $10 members | $5 children ages 6-12
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • October 10, Harvest Wreath Crafting Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Celebrate the Fall Festival at Shaker Village with us! Participants will create a wreath or a swag from herbs and flowers harvested from the Shakers’ historic gardens, under cultivation since 1783. Craft a treasured heirloom that will be the centerpiece of your decorations for the Fall Season and Thanksgiving. Participants will learn how to develop a design using color, texture and balance.
      Fee: $40.00 for members, $45.00 for non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 10, Nature's Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am and 2:00 pm
    • The mysteries of the Maine woods will be explored and revealed during this 2-hour guided hike through the Shakers’ land. Learn about the indigenous species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, trees, and fungi that occupy the many, diverse habitats of Shaker Village. See evidence of glacial and geological forces that formed the land and watershed, including Sabbathday Lake from Loon’s Point and the hidden treasure of Aurelia’s Cascade. The hike through hayfields, forest land, and century-old logging trails will include insights to the Shakers’ 200 years of land use and management. This program is designed for families, young and old, and promises a fun and memorable experience in the Maine woods. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for a 3-mile, moderate walk. Bug repellent and sunscreen recommended. Bring your camera, binoculars and bottled water.
      Fee: Adults $8; children $2; and under 6 are FREE. Reservations encouraged, but not required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 11, Special Craft Beer Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Save the date for one of our new craft-beer dinners. Details to come.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 11, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Teas and Tinctures at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Fall is root season! Autumn is a time of harvest and abundance, and as the earth itself grows cooler, digging for nourishing, medicinal roots gives us a close intimacy with the season and its generosity. In this workshop we will be discussing the uses of tinctures and teas and the best practices for harvesting and drying. We will then collect roots and herbs from the Shaker Museum Herb Garden and practice the steps to making teas and tinctures in the kitchen. ** Please note: this class is informational only and does not imply medical knowledge. Use of teas and tinctures as medicines are at the individual’s sole discretion and responsibility.** Cost: $35 per person. $30 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by October 9: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 17, Vintage Car Show at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Presented in partnership with the White Mountain Region Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America will host a Vintage Car Show on the Village grounds. Visitors can admire automobiles from many eras, meet with the owners and other vintage car enthusiasts, enjoy Village tours and exhibits, and shop for local handcrafts at the Museum Store. Food truck fare will be available as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods at the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand.
      Cost: Free with regular admission (no charge for Members).
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 17, Twilight Shaker Cemetery Tour at the Shaker Heritage Society 5:00 pm
    • Discover the stories of past Shakers on this special twilight tour of the Shaker cemetery. There are 445 Shakers buried here – get to know a handful of them a little better as we walk through the headstones. It is suggested, but not mandatory, that participants bring a flashlight with them. The tour will begin at the 1848 Meeting House.
      $5 suggested donation
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 18, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Everett Bailey.
      Canterbury brooms were prized for their simplicity, workmanship and usefulness. Join Everett Bailey as he guides you in the skill of basic broom making in the historic Village Carpenter’s Shop. No experience is necessary to attend, only patience and an interest in Shaker craft. At the end of this workshop, you will take home a completed Shaker style broom that offers something out of the ordinary.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 18, The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Jim Macnab.
      Design your personal project incorporating our type faces, “wing dings”, and Victorian graphics enhancers. Hand set type, get the finished form ready for the press and then set up and print your project on a hand fed 19th century platen printing press. In the past we have printed Invitations, Christmas Cards, personal Note Cards and Stationary and other fun projects.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 24, Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Experience the other-worldly feel of our 200-year-old historic site on an October evening. This special night has something for everyone! Stroll the Village for trick-or-treating, hear true ghostly encounters at the Village—several in the actual spaces where these events took place, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities and Witch’s Brew at this event for the whole family. Make sure to wear your costume, prizes will be awarded for best costume! A sit down dinner, prepared by guest chef Scott Jones of the Concord Co-op’s Celery Cafe, will be available for an additional charge at The Shaker Table (advanced reservations required). Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • October 31, Special Craft Beer Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Save the date for one of our new craft-beer dinners. Details to come.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 31 - December 19, Christmas Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Dozens of local and regional artisans are represented, offering a wide range of beautiful handmade items, including: jewelry, gourmet chocolate, preserves, ornaments, soup and dip mixes, candles, children’s toys, home decor, stained glass, and more. This is the Society’s biggest fundraiser and not only will your purchases help sustain the museum, but you will also be supporting small local businesses and artists.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211

November 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • October 31 - December 19, Christmas Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Dozens of local and regional artisans are represented, offering a wide range of beautiful handmade items, including: jewelry, gourmet chocolate, preserves, ornaments, soup and dip mixes, candles, children’s toys, home decor, stained glass, and more. This is the Society’s biggest fundraiser and not only will your purchases help sustain the museum, but you will also be supporting small local businesses and artists.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • November 3 - 21, School Tours at South Union Shaker Village
    • The South Union Shaker Village offers school tours year ‘round, but presents the following focused tours: “To Grandmother’s House We Go: Thanksgiving in 1914” from November 3rd-21st.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • November 7, The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Jim Macnab.
      Design your personal project incorporating our type faces, “wing dings”, and Victorian graphics enhancers. Hand set type, get the finished form ready for the press and then set up and print your project on a hand fed 19th century platen printing press. In the past we have printed Invitations, Christmas Cards, personal Note Cards and Stationary and other fun projects.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 7, Cordials & Chocolates! at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • Presenter: Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC.
      This class combines our popular herb and fruit cordial class with new material on making chocolate treats including truffles! Festive cordials featuring seasonal produce like apples, pears, and cranberries are a delicious way to celebrate the holidays, both to serve at gatherings and give as gifts. Fruit and herbs combine beautifully in simple, delicious recipes with limitless possibilities – sweet anise cordial, lemongrass fusion, Cape Codder cranberry, and spiced maple pear cordial, to name a few. Chocolate also provides the perfect backdrop for decadent sweets perfect for special occasions and gift giving. Maria will demonstrate the basics of cordial-making and infusing herbs in chocolate, including both simple and more complicated recipes. We’ll make a batch of herb-infused truffles together for you to taste and bring home, and you’ll also have the opportunity to craft your very own 4-ounce cordial. Whether you give these goodies as gifts or enjoy them for yourself is up to you!
      All ingredients and materials will be included for your take-home truffles and cordial except the alcohol (due to liquor regulations), which you can easily add at home.
      Cost: $50.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $60.00 Non-Members. Register Online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 7, A Shaker Breakfast at South Union Shaker Village 8:30 am and 10:30 am seatings
    • A Civil War-era Shaker breakfast that promises to please and to astonish…featuring fried chicken, scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, pork sausage, asparagus, apple pie, buttermilk biscuits and more! Served at the South Union’s famous railroad hotel, the Shaker Tavern.
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED $22 members | $25 non-members.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • November 14, Shaker Broom Making at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Everett Bailey.
      Canterbury brooms were prized for their simplicity, workmanship and usefulness. Join Everett Bailey as he guides you in the skill of basic broom making in the historic Village Carpenter’s Shop. No experience is necessary to attend, only patience and an interest in Shaker craft. At the end of this workshop, you will take home a completed Shaker style broom that offers something out of the ordinary.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 14, The ABC’s of Letterpress Printing at Canterbury Shaker Village 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    • Presenter: Jim Macnab.
      Design your personal project incorporating our type faces, “wing dings”, and Victorian graphics enhancers. Hand set type, get the finished form ready for the press and then set up and print your project on a hand fed 19th century platen printing press. In the past we have printed Invitations, Christmas Cards, personal Note Cards and Stationary and other fun projects.
      Cost: $75.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $90.00 Non-Members. Register online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • November 16 , Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Herb Condiments and Complements at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Liven up your holiday table and menus with wonderful condiments and complements prepared from the herbs from your garden. Create your own herb butters, mustards, vinegars and seasonings from dried herbs grown in the Shaker Museum Herb Garden. Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by November 14: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 19, Garlic and Onion Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • These members of the Allium family are staples in any recipe… but how about making them the stars! In this workshop we will discuss a brief history of the Enfield Shakers’ onion business, how to grow garlic and onions, the many harvestable stages, storage and of course recipes that highlight these pungent bulbs! Cost: $35 per person. $30 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by November 18: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 21, Do-it-Yourself Herbal Holiday Bodycare Gifts at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Presenter: Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist, Wintergreen Botanicals, LLC.
      Save money and your health with great, all-natural bodycare and herbal gifts. We’ll discuss and demonstrate the basic steps for making lip balm, body cream, bath salts & sugars, scrubs, aromatherapy spray, and massage oil—then get to make five of your own products to bring home and give as gifts. Find out just how easy it is to make big batches all at once! Receive recipes for herbal honeys, sachets, and homemade teas. The holiday season is just beginning; start making gifts now while you have the time and enthusiasm, and create gift baskets to give this year.
      Cost: $45.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $55.00 Non-Members. Register Online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

December 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2016, The Shakers: America's Quiet Revolutionaries
    • The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, presents a major new exhibition detailing one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American history. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections are exhibited together for the very first time.

      To watch a video trailer for "America's Quiet Revolutionaries", please click here.

      For more information on this exhibition, please visit the New York State Museum's website by clicking here. For any other questions, please contact us.
    • New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12230
    • 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • October 31 - December 19, Christmas Craft Fair at the Shaker Heritage Society Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
    • Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Dozens of local and regional artisans are represented, offering a wide range of beautiful handmade items, including: jewelry, gourmet chocolate, preserves, ornaments, soup and dip mixes, candles, children’s toys, home decor, stained glass, and more. This is the Society’s biggest fundraiser and not only will your purchases help sustain the museum, but you will also be supporting small local businesses and artists.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • December 3, Holiday Herbal Wreath Making at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Create a masterpiece from the everlasting flowers and herbs grown in the Shaker Museum Herb Garden. Each person will take home a finished 16” wreath. Great for decorating your home or as a thoughtful gift. All materials provided, but please bring your own scissors and clippers. Cost: $35 per person. $30 members. Class size limited to 20. To register by December 1: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email gardencoordinator@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 5, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era by taking a candlelight stroll through the Village, watching an old-time 19th Century magic show or riding in a horse drawn wagon. This classic holiday event includes music performances, Shaker stories, cookie decorating, hands-on craft activities and demonstrations, hot cider and refreshments.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price. Buy your tickets online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • December 5, Christmas at Shakertown Preview Party - South Union Shaker Village 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • For a “first chance” opportunity to shop, make reservations for the Preview Party, Friday evening, December 5th. Enjoy coffee, cider and desserts in the most festive of holiday atmospheres.
      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED $10/person.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • December 5, Festival of Trees at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Our second annual Festival of Trees will open for viewing in the Dining Room of the Great Stone Dwelling. The trees are donated table top trees artistically decorated by local artists, businesses, individuals and organizations. The trees will be raffled or auctioned off to raise money for the Museum.
      Cost: Free to view.
      To decorate a tree call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email info@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 6, Christnas at Shakertown Holiday Market - at South Union Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • One of Kentucky’s finest antique and craft markets, just in time for Christmas! Features over 30 regional antique vendors and artists, all nestled in the historic atmosphere of the South Union Shaker Village.
      ADMISSION: A canned food item or donation that will be distributed to those needful.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • December 11, Gift Shop Extended Hours and Festival of Trees Display at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • Join your Museum friends to holiday shop in our Museum Gift Shop and view the Festival of Trees display in the Shaker Dining Room where you can purchase raffle tickets to win one of the many wonderfully decorated table top trees to take home for the holidays. Music and refreshments will be provided.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 12, Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Christmas at Canterbury is a chance to experience the delights of Christmas in a simpler era by taking a candlelight stroll through the Village, watching an old-time 19th Century magic show or riding in a horse drawn wagon. This classic holiday event includes music performances, Shaker stories, cookie decorating, hands-on craft activities and demonstrations, hot cider and refreshments.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price. Buy your tickets online.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • December 13, Holiday Cookie Fair at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm
    • Get your spot in line early to buy homemade cookies by the pound. The cookies are generously donated by dedicated volunteers and go very quickly.
      Cost: $10 per pound
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 18, Gift Shop Extended Hours and Festival of Trees Display at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • Join your Museum friends to holiday shop in our Museum Gift Shop and view the Festival of Trees display in the Shaker Dining Room where you can purchase raffle tickets to win one of the many wonderfully decorated table top trees to take home for the holidays. Music and refreshments will be provided.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 19, Festival of Trees Gala at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:00 pm
    • Holiday music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and extended hours in the Gift Shop round out a lovely evening spent at the Enfield Shaker Museum. This evening we will draw the winning tickets and let you know if you have won the tree of your choice.
      Throughout out December, the staff at the Museum will also decorate a traditional tree in our Shaker Meeting Room. Visitors may bring in a non-perishable item to place under the tree. As in the past, the items will be donated to the local Indian River Helping Hands program.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748


2016



April 2016

  • April 22 - 24, 2016 Spring Shaker Forum at the Enfield Shaker Museum

    • Shaker 1854 Barn - Spring Shaker Forum, Enfield Shaker Museum

    • Immerse yourself in Shaker Studies for a weekend of lectures, tours and a special preservation update. Weekend packages include overnight stays, meals and programs. Scholarly papers will be reviewed for awards.
      Interested in submitting a paper, email info@shakermuseum.org.
      For rates and to register: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email info@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748


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