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April 2017

  • April 8, Healthy Community Festival at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Featuring the (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Runs. Join local health and wellness experts for a celebration of balanced living – where comradery trumps competition and the real prizes are new friends and new inspirations.
      Registration opens January 2017.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • April 15 - May 7, Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm. COST: Adult $20; Youth $8; Children FREE; HSV Members FREE
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, 1843 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 15 - June 30, Exhibition – Days of Youth: The Lives of Shaker Children at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Exhibition – Days of Youth: The Lives of Shaker Children. COST: included in admission.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, 1843 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 15 - May 6, Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour at Hancock Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Behind-the-Scenes Farm Tour. COST: $30/person; $27 HSV members.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 15, Basic Seven Steps of Caning at the Enfield Shaker Museum 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Join instructor Jean Reed of Murray Hill Weaving for an engaging session on the art of seat caning. An old chair is something to be cherished and if it has its original seat you are fortunate. Finding an old chair with a well-used or missing seat does not mean the chair should be disposed of. To cane a chair seat is not difficult, nor is it a lost art; just consider it a challenge and allow Jean to share her experience with you. Spend a day learning the basic seven steps of caning on a beautifully hand crafted footstool that will be supplied and take it home after you have finished the seat. No previous weaving experience is required. No special weaving tools are required but if you have a spray bottle, scissors, a hand towel, and a tape measure, please bring them along.
      Cost: $175 per person. $165 for Museum members. Class size is limited to ten.
      To register, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • April 21, 22, & 23, 2017 Spring Shaker Forum at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • A weekend of lectures by Shaker scholars, special tours of the Museum, a trip to a Shaker related local site, updates on preservation projects, and networking with colleagues and friends. This annual event is for Shaker enthusiasts and newcomers alike! Enjoy staying overnight in the Great Stone Dwelling and having your meals in the Shaker’s original Dining Room. There will be special presentations on Friday and Saturday evenings. Come for the entire weekend or just for the keynote Saturday night. Multiple package options available.
      To receive a program and registration form, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email info@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • April 29 & 30, Sheep Shearing Weekend at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Sheep Shearing Weekend. COST: included in admission.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, 1843 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • April 30, Spring Open House at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Join us for Museum exhibits, tours of our winter preservation projects, hands-on children’s activities, Gift Shop savings, complimentary refreshments and more.
      We will also feature demonstrations of traditional handcrafts and trades like those practiced by the Shakers or popular during their time in Enfield. Engage with rug hookers, broom makers, wood carvers and more!
      While at the Museum you can register to volunteer in our 2017 archaeological dig, to become a Village Gardener, to receive a plot in our Community Garden, or for one of our many craft, garden or educational workshops.
      Cost: Regular Admission.
      For more information, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email info@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

May 2017

  • May - the First Week in June, History Alive Fourth and Fifth Grade Field Trips at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
    • Grade 4 and 5 student groups spend a day in the work of the Shakers as part of their study of regional history. Students will learn about the Shaker craftsmanship, integrity in business, stewardship of their land, creative inventions, and strong sense of community. The day will be filled with learning in a reproduction 1850s school room, singing Shaker songs, baking bread in a Shaker kitchen, and other fun activities.
      Cost: $5 per student. Transportation scholarships available.
      For more information or to schedule a field trip, call the Museum or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • By Appointment, May 2 – October 31, Individual/Small Group Shaker Broom Making Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Are you interested in learning how to make a broom in the same way the Shakers did using broomcorn? Now is your opportunity! Broom makers Larry Antonuk and Susan Brown will teach you the trade for you to take a broom home. Workshops typically last three hours
      Cost: $50 per person.
      To schedule a workshop, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or e-mail education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 6, Opening Day Festivities and Heifer Parade at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00-2:00
    • Celebrate the return of the spring to the Village pastures and Opening Day with a parade of heifers to their first spring grass. Maypole dancing, food, outdoor barn dancing, and make-your-own head wreaths and May cards will be available throughout the day. Heifer Parade activities will run from 10:00-2:00 pm with the Parade beginning at approximately at 11:00 am. Self-guided exhibits are open. Guided tours are available for $10 per person at 1:00 & 3:00. 10:00-2:00 pm for Heifer Parade activities. Parade will begin approximately at 11:00 am.
      Free admission.
      Open until 5:00 pm for Opening Day.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 9, Tuesday Tour: Great Stone Dwelling Highlights at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Meet with a Museum Interpreter who will share the highlights of the Great Stone Dwelling and bring you to the Great Stone Dwelling cupola where you will experience a 360o view of what attracted the Shakers to the place where they settled in Enfield.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 13, Preparing your Garden at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Composting? Mulching? Fertilizing? What do they all mean? What are the best practices for creating a healthy environment for your garden and new plants? If you have questions about these ideas and more, this is the workshop for you! Come join our garden experts as we discuss the ins and outs of getting your space ready for your new plants. We will discuss soil testing, adding nutrients to the soil, best practices and more. Using the Shaker Museum Herb Garden as our classroom we will get out and dig/sift/add and prepare a bed for planting. Please wear garden appropriate attire and bring along any tools that you use (not the whole shed please) and be ready to get dirty! This workshop is weather dependent.
      Cost: $20 per person. $17 Museum members. Class size limited to 20
      To register, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 13, 10th Annual Canterbury Shaker Village XC5K at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am. Registration opens at 8:30am.
    • Run or walk the course, which is totally unpaved and totally beautiful crossing through fields, woods, around ponds and pastures. Music is provided along the route to inspire you.
      Registration is $25. Children 10 and under are free. Proceeds benefit educational programs at the Village.
      Race # 4 in the Capital Area Race Series (CARS).
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 16, Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Join the Museum and local beekeeper George Grama, who has been keeping bees in the Enfield Shaker Museum Village Garden, for a session on the practice of beekeeping and the biology of bees. A passionate proponent of the species, George will discuss the life cycle of bees and information for anyone who is interested in starting their own hives.
      Cost: $20 per person. $17 Museum members.
      To register, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 21, Herbal First Aid Kit Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Join instructor Susan Daniel, an organic farmer and oil enthusiast for an introduction to the world of natural herbal remedies and how they can be easily produced.
      Cost: $30 per person. $25 for Museum members.
      To register, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 23, Tuesday Tour: The Ministry House, the Building and the Site at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Take a tour in and around the Ministry House to learn where the structure originally stood and how the Shakers used it. Then, listen to the interpreter discuss how the Shakers organized their leadership system and who the Ministry were.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 26, Celebrate 30 Years at the Enfield Shaker Museum at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 pm
    • Join us for a Black-Tie Fundraiser as we celebrate 30 years as a Museum.
      We will start the evening with appetizers and drinks and a short review of the Museum’s 30 years in the Meeting Room with remarks from volunteers and staff who were there in the very beginning! Swap stories with seasoned ESM volunteers and members and meet the newcomers, discuss the changes and improvements throughout the Museum’s history.
      We will then move to the Dining Room for a sumptuous, three-course Shaker inspired dinner prepared by B&W Catering. Seats are limited, so get your reservation in early!
      Cost: $100 per person. $75 Museum members. Reservations required.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • May 27, 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.
      Free but pre-registration is required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • May 27 & 28, Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
    • Spend the weekend with world-acclaimed musicians from New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Now in its 11th year, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is a Central Kentucky cultural destination. Join CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han for remarkable performances in the Meeting House and the Meadow View Barn.
      Artists and complete program announced early 2017. Download the 2016 Festival program. Please consider purchasing tickets early! Venue seating is limited.
      Exclusive Patron Events feature opportunities to meet the artists throughout the weekend.
      Purchase Tickets
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • Monday, May 29 – June 9 and June 12 – June 23, Archaeological Field School at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Conducted by Plymouth State University and directed by Dr. David Starbuck, Professor of Anthropology at PSU, this four-week field school will be our third professional archaeological excavation at Enfield, and should prove to be another exciting season.
      There will be both a four-week college credit offering through Plymouth State University and two, two-week volunteer offerings open to the public.
      Cost: Plymouth State University Students: Pricing to come soon.
      Volunteers (must be 18 years or older and must register for at least two weeks to participate). Free.
      Space is limited, so please register early.
      To register, or if you have questions, you may contact Dr. Starbuck directly at dstarbuck@plymouth.edu.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

June 2017

  • By Appointment, May 2 – October 31, Individual/Small Group Shaker Broom Making Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Are you interested in learning how to make a broom in the same way the Shakers did using broomcorn? Now is your opportunity! Broom makers Larry Antonuk and Susan Brown will teach you the trade for you to take a broom home. Workshops typically last three hours
      Cost: $50 per person.
      To schedule a workshop, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or e-mail education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • June 6, Tuesday Tour: Laundry/Dairy Building at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Take a tour in and around the oldest structures that have survived from the Enfield Shaker community. The Laundry/Dairy Building is a gem that still retains much of its original Shaker characteristics and is normally closed to the public, but as part of a special Tuesday Tour participants will get to explore this important part of the Enfield Shaker Museum.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • June 10 and June 24, Two Day Rug Hooking Workshop: Woolly Sheep at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
    • Sister Eliza Jeffers (1868-1955) produced a number of hooked rugs at the Alfred and Sabbathday Lake Shaker Villages. Join Beth Miller of Parris House Wool Works for two Saturdays of learning this heritage North American craft.
      Participants will hook an 8" x 8" design inspired by the Shakers’ sheep! This can then be finished as a table mat or wall hanging, or a scented buckwheat or stuffed pillow – your choice! All materials are included (including Shaker wool and curly local wool fiber) and hooking frames will be available to borrow for the duration of the class or to purchase at the end.
      Please bring a small pair of scissors – embroidery scissors are perfect. Workshop is suited for beginner and intermediate levels. Class size: 10.
      Pre-registration required. $150.00
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 11, Flower Essences Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Join Susan Daniel, an organic farmer and oil enthusiast, as she discusses and helps you create essential oils and flower essences that can be used in the home for a variety of purposes. This workshop will feature fresh flowers and be a wonderful way to begin the summer season.
      Cost: $30 per person. $25 for Museum members.
      To register, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • June 13, Tuesday Tour: Shaker Joinery Tour at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Join a Museum educator for a tour and discussion of the unique joinery techniques that the Shakers used on the structures in the Enfield community. This tour will feature visually unseen views of architecture in multiple structures at the Enfield Shaker Museum.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • June 15, Flower Arrangement Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    • Join our Garden Coordinator for a workshop on the art of arranging flowers. This workshop will feature all the main aspects of flower arranging including cutting, design, care and maintenance. Please bring a vase of your choice and garden shears.
      Cost: $35 per person. $30 for Museum members.
      To register, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • June 17, Well Crafted - Brews + Bands at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Well Crafted—Brews + Bands celebrates the quality and diversity of Kentucky’s music and craft beer cultures by bringing together a flavorful mix of up-and-coming breweries with favorite local musicians in a venue like no other. Sample brews in the craft beer tent while enjoying live music on two stages!
      In celebration of the Shakers’ progressive agricultural and conservationist heritage, the event will be organized from the ground up as a low-waste weekend. All proceeds from the event will support Shaker Village’s agricultural and environmental student and family education programs. Each year, Shaker Village serves thousands of students and teachers, and with your help, the organization can introduce new, diverse field trips, workshops and activities to reconnect youth with the outdoors.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 21, Simply Shaker Summer Celebration: Annual Dinner & Auction in Support of the Village at Canterbury Shaker Village 5:00 pm
    • Join fellow members and Village supporters for a special tour, an auction and festive evening to benefit Canterbury Shaker Village. Complimentary wine and beer throughout the evening.
      Tickets: $75 per person, $600 for a table of eight.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

July 2017

  • By Appointment, May 2 – October 31, Individual/Small Group Shaker Broom Making Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Are you interested in learning how to make a broom in the same way the Shakers did using broomcorn? Now is your opportunity! Broom makers Larry Antonuk and Susan Brown will teach you the trade for you to take a broom home. Workshops typically last three hours
      Cost: $50 per person.
      To schedule a workshop, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or e-mail education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

August 2017

  • By Appointment, May 2 – October 31, Individual/Small Group Shaker Broom Making Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Are you interested in learning how to make a broom in the same way the Shakers did using broomcorn? Now is your opportunity! Broom makers Larry Antonuk and Susan Brown will teach you the trade for you to take a broom home. Workshops typically last three hours
      Cost: $50 per person.
      To schedule a workshop, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or e-mail education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 5, Shaker Inspirations: A Day of Music and Dance at Canterbury Shaker Village Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Daytime activities and performances. 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Evening performance of The Zealous Laborers.
    • A day devoted to cultivating personal inspiration, Canterbury Shaker Village invites you to walk the Village grounds, expand your thinking, discover something new, make a connection and express yourself from the heart. Shaker Inspirations will feature special programs, demonstrations, performances, and more. The Shaker legacy offers each of us something different. Join us!
      Cost: Daytime activities and performances: Included with the cost of regular admission (no charge for Members). Combined ticket of daytime activities and evening performance of The Zealous Laborers: $35.
      More information on the Shaker Dance Revival Project.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

September 2017

  • By Appointment, May 2 – October 31, Individual/Small Group Shaker Broom Making Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Are you interested in learning how to make a broom in the same way the Shakers did using broomcorn? Now is your opportunity! Broom makers Larry Antonuk and Susan Brown will teach you the trade for you to take a broom home. Workshops typically last three hours
      Cost: $50 per person.
      To schedule a workshop, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or e-mail education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 16, Willis Henry Shaker Auction
    • Shaker Auction at Hancock Shaker Village. More details to come.
  • September 16, Canterbury Artisan Festival at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • The Canterbury Artisan Festival celebrates Traditional Arts with an Artisan Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market, music, artisan food, family craft activities, farm animals and demonstrations.
      Tickets $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, children under 5 free. Members Free.
      Interested vendors, please apply here.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

October 2017

  • By Appointment, May 2 – October 31, Individual/Small Group Shaker Broom Making Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum
    • Are you interested in learning how to make a broom in the same way the Shakers did using broomcorn? Now is your opportunity! Broom makers Larry Antonuk and Susan Brown will teach you the trade for you to take a broom home. Workshops typically last three hours
      Cost: $50 per person.
      To schedule a workshop, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or e-mail education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 14, Vintage Car Show at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • 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. Rain date: Sunday, October 15th.
      Cost: Included with the cost of regular admission (no charge for Members).
      Presented in partnership with the White Mountain Region Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

November 2017

December 2017


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