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February 2015

  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2015, 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
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/

March 2015

  • March 4, Snowshoe Walks at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm
    • Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling for a snowshoe walk along trails on land once walked on by the Enfield Shakers. Trips range from .5 miles to 4 miles. An exiting winter walk with discussions along the way on how the land was used by the original Enfield Shakers. Maps available and winter photo opportunities abound! At the conclusion, hot beverages will be served in the Great Stone Dwelling. Cost: Free, donations accepted.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 15, 2014 - March 6, 2015, 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
    • Phone: 518-474-5877
    • Web Site:www.nysm.nysed.gov/
  • March 18, Snowshoe Walks at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm
    • Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling for a snowshoe walk along trails on land once walked on by the Enfield Shakers. Trips range from .5 miles to 4 miles. An exiting winter walk with discussions along the way on how the land was used by the original Enfield Shakers. Maps available and winter photo opportunities abound! At the conclusion, hot beverages will be served in the Great Stone Dwelling. Cost: Free, donations accepted.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

April 2015

  • April 11, Hands-on Grafting - at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • This is a two-part workshop. Participants may sign up for one segment or both. If you are registering for both segments, please feel free to bring a bag lunch. Canterbury Shaker Village will have hot beverages and water available.
      Presenter: Michael Phillips Grafting fruit trees involves a sharp knife and the mindset of a surgeon—but don’t let that intimidate you! Budwood from one cultivar spliced into the growth tissue of a similar fruiting tree results in a branch structure growing beyond that graft point which will now be the desired cultivar. Michael will guide participants in bench grafting, using the whip-and-tongue union to place a chosen variety on provided rootstock. And, yes, you get to make your own graft and take two baby trees home! We will also head outside to topwork an existing tree using the bark inlay graft. Understanding this technique allows you to create a tree bearing multiple varieties. The practical insights shared in this workshop will launch many fruit adventures ahead.
      Cost: Single Class $35.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $40.00 Non-Members; with Competent Pruning $60.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $75.00 Non-Members. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • April 11, Competent Pruning - at Canterbury Shaker Village 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • This is a two-part workshop. Participants may sign up for one segment or both. If you are registering for both segments, please feel free to bring a bag lunch. Canterbury Shaker Village will have hot beverages and water available.
      Presenter: Michael Phillips Early spring is an ideal time to prune fruit trees. Michael will discuss specific horticultural goals to keep in mind when deciding which limbs and shoots to remove: sunlight interception, strong branch structure, this year’s fruiting prospects, tree calmness, and canopy renewal. We achieve these goals by distinguishing between thinning cuts and heading cuts. The theory of pruning may sound daunting . . . which is why this workshop takes place at an actual orchard with trees needing attention. You’ll see the results of appropriate cuts from the perspective of light space. Better yet, for those so inclined, you’ll make some pruning decisions of your own under the watchful eye of an experienced fruit grower.
      Cost: Single Class $35.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $40.00 Non-Members; with Hands-on Grafting $60.00 Canterbury Shaker Village Members, $75.00 Non-Members. Register online
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • April 24 - 26, 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

May 2015

  • May 2 , Opening Dayat Canterbury Shaker Village - Heifer Parade with Food & Fiddle 10:00 am
    • Celebrate the return of the spring to the Village pastures with a parade of festively adorned heifers to their first spring grass. Maypole dancing, outdoor barn dancing, family crafts, music and food. Self-guided exhibits are open at no charge. Guided tours are available for $10 per person.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • May 9, 8th Annual Canterbury Shaker Village XC 5K - at Canterbury Shaker Village 8:30 am
    • 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. Great prizes and hearty food at the finish. Day-of registration opens at 8:30am at the Village. Registration is $25. Children 10 and under are free. Register here.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

June 2015

  • June 24, A Star-Spangled Summer Picnic and Auction: Celebrating the Shaker tenets of peace, equality and freedom - at Canterbury Shaker Village 5:30 pm
    • Join fellow members and Village supporters for a special tour, fun auction and festive evening at Canterbury Shaker Village. There are many ways to support the event; donate a new and unique item, a vacation home or sports tickets for the auction, become a sponsor and attend with your colleagues and friends Cost: TBD.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224

July 2015

August 2015

  • 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 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

Setptember 2015

  • 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

October 2015

  • 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 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 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

November 2015

December 2015



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