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July 2016

  • 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.
      Contact Susan Brown at roaringcreekfarm@gmail.com or call (603) 632-5878, or Larry Antonuk at lantonuk@ne.rr.com to schedule a time.
      Cost: $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 25, 26, 28 and 29, Field Ecology Program for Junior High School Students entering Grades 7 through 9 at the Enfield Shaker Museum
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • This four-day program will be taught by retired science teacher, Lisa Torres. The students will explore the natural world on and near the grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum where they will engage in hands-on ecology activities and a service learning component. The will learn about the history of the land use by the Shakers, and the interconnection between human activity and the environment in this place-based, outdoor program.
      Cost: $160 per student. $144 Museum members. Scholarships available.
      To register, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346, or email the Museum at education@shakermuseum.org. Class limited to 12, so please register early.
      This program is funded in part by the Wellborn Ecology Fund and the Charles E. and Edna T. Brundage Charitable Scientific Wildlife Conservation Foundation.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 30, Gentle Flow Yoga Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Led by yoga instructor Sue Faunce of Ginkgo Leaf Yoga, this class is great for yoga beginners or those with experience who would like a more gentle, relaxing, and meditative flow. With a mix of standing, seated, and restorative postures, we will increase flexibility while quieting the mind to bring balance to body and soul. The ancient practice of yoga offers a restful place for your mind, and helps you cope with everyday stress. Yoga is about combining movement with breath and mindfulness! You will work in the Hatha Vinyasa style of yoga, focusing on a process of warming up the body, stretching, strengthening and then cooling down and relaxing. Modifications will be provided for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat and bottled water.
      Saturdays 10am-11am: July 9, July 30, & August 20—Mix & match! $10 per person, per session. Pre-registration required. Friends of the Shakers discount does not apply to this workshop.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 31, Enfield Old Home Day at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am
    • Celebrate the final day of the Town of Enfield’s Old Home Day at the Museum. The Museum will be open for tours; there will be demonstrating craftsmen, an antique car show, food and beverages, raffles and more.
      Cost: Regular admission fee for Museum tour. Members and Enfield residents free.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

August 2016

  • 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.
      Contact Susan Brown at roaringcreekfarm@gmail.com or call (603) 632-5878, or Larry Antonuk at lantonuk@ne.rr.com to schedule a time.
      Cost: $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 4, Shaker Herb Garden Talk at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Join retired Museum Herbalist, Happy Griffiths, as she walks through the Shaker Museum Herb Garden and talks about the herbs highlighting those that will be growing. Feel free to bring specific questions to ask.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 5, Free Fun Friday at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • HSV opens its doors to one and all for FREE, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. (For the schedule of all 70 cultural attractions open on summer Fridays, visit the Highland Street Foundation’s website.)
      HSV beefs up its tours and programs for the day, including Interpreter Talks that introduce the Shakers (10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm), Tours of the Farm & Gardens (noon and 3 pm), Shaker Music & Dance (11 am, 1:30 and 4 pm), and Demonstrations of the Water Turbine (11:30 am, 2 pm, and 4:30 pm). Throughout the day, special fun and games for kids, plus our usual demonstrations of woodworking, blacksmithing, and spinning / weaving throughout the historic Village. The Village Harvest Cafe will be open as for snacks and lunch from 11 am to 5 p. Additional lunch options on site for families, too. (Or, pack a picnic! We have lots of tables, both indoors and out.) Don’t miss Heaven on Earth, in the Visitor Center, and Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite, large-scale sculpture in the historic Village.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • August 6, Taste, Toast, and Tour: Fundraising Benefit at the Enfield Shaker Museum 6:00 – 10:00 pm
    • Join us for an evening of pairing of drinks and appetizers while touring through the Museum. The tasting period begins at 6:00 pm and at 7:30 pm we will have an exciting live auction. Watch our Facebook page for items being auctioned off!
      Cost: $35 per person. $25 members.
      To register by August 12, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 6, Village Rising–A day of exploration, inspiration and creativity at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    • Village Rising–A day of exploration, inspiration and creativity at Canterbury Shaker Village

    • Village Rising is 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. Village Rising will feature the opening of the 2016 installation of Shaker Traditions: Contemporary Translations, special programs, demonstrations, performances, a chance to meet the exhibit artists and more. The Shaker legacy offers each of us something different. Village Rising is your opportunity to discover their gift to you. Join us! Cost: Included with the cost of regular admission (no charge for Members).
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • August 6, Heaven on Earth: Behind-the-Scenes Architecture Tour at Shaker Heritage Society 1:00 pm
    • The past meets the future in this behind-the-scenes tour into historic Shaker buildings. Discover how Shaker architecture and design evolved throughout history and learn what the Society is doing to preserve these structures. This tour grants access to buildings not normally open to the public. There will be walking over uneven grassy lawns and we will be going up and down stairs into buildings that are not handicap accessible. Please wear appropriate footwear. Pre-registration is required.
      $10 per person.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • August 6, Broom-making Demonstations at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available the first Saturday of each month March through November.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • August 6 - 7, Metal Working Weekend at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Shakers, working hammer and tongs! Join us on Saturday and Sunday as expert metalworkers demonstrate their exciting craft! Many metal items used by the Shakers were made in a blacksmith’s forge. Historic Shaker metalworking will be highlighted, along with contemporary techniques. See a variety of forges in use and watch hinges, latches and door handles being forged by hand, many for sale in our Village Store.
      Cost included in General Admission.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • August 6 - 7, Age of Iron Meets Age of Wood at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Join us for a weekend devoted to two essential Shaker trade crafts: woodworking and blacksmithing. HSV’s annual Age of Iron weekend will be paired with woodworking demonstrations and opportunities to understand how wood and iron work together. Blacksmithing demonstrations by HSV blacksmiths and visiting blacksmiths from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York join woodworkers from HSV and visiting wood experts who will present talks on tool sharpening, wood identification, and other topics!
      Artist Rob Hite, whose sculpture (made primarily from wood) is part of an exhibit at Hancock, will be on site on Sunday, August 7, to demonstrate his creative process. This program included in regular admission.
      Call 413-443-0188, x 100, to register for these fee-based workshops:
      Basket Weaving: Make a Shaker Ash Basket, Woodworking/Weaving: Assemble a Shaker Stool, Woodworking: Make a Swallowtail Bookmarks, Woodworking: Turn on the Turbine!
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • August 6 - 7, Craft Fair at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

    • Craft Fair at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

    • One of Kentucky’s premier craft events, the fair attracts the elite among regional artisans, as well as up-and-coming new artists, and boasts an assortment of crafts, including exceptional pottery, jewelry, glassware, woven rugs, needle craft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions.
      Included in admission. Please purchase tickets at Shaker Village.
      To apply to be a vendor at Craft Fair, click here for a Jury Application.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • August 7, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Summertime Refreshers at the Enfield Shaker Museum 3:00 – 5:30 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • 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. Please bring your favorite pair of garden hand shears and some containers to take home any leftovers. *Advanced registration required. Please disclose any food allergies when registering.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 8.
      To register by August 6, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 9, 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 find out where the structure originally stood and what the Shakers used it for. Then test out your knowledge as a Shaker student in the classroom where the Shaker children learned their school lessons.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 12, Shaker Cemetery Tour at Shaker Heritage Society 6:30 pm
    • From 1776 to when the site closed in 1938, hundreds of people came through this site. There are 445 people buried in the historic Shaker cemetery. Explore the stories of some of these fascinating people on this walking tour and learn about Shaker beliefs about death. Please note that this is not a paranormal program. Pre-registration is required.
      $10 per person.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • August 20, Shaker Chair Taping Workshop with Elizabeth Lee at Shaker Heritage Society 1:00 pm
    • Do you have an old wooden chair lying around the house that could use a new seat? Learn how to do it yourself in this workshop led by local artist Elizabeth Lee. Participants will need to bring their own chair with all old chair tape/seat removed. You will also need to bring a foam square the size of your seat (found at most craft stores) and your own chair tape in the colors of your choice; Shaker chair tape is sold in the museum gift shop and can be purchased any time prior to the workshop. (To determine how much chair tape you will need, please click here.) Pre-registration with payment is required by August 15th. Space is limited.
      $15 per person, plus the cost of chair tape.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • August 20, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am & 2:00 pm

    • Nature's Outdoor Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

    • 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.
      Free: Registration encouraged, but not required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 20, Gentle Flow Yoga Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Led by yoga instructor Sue Faunce of Ginkgo Leaf Yoga, this class is great for yoga beginners or those with experience who would like a more gentle, relaxing, and meditative flow. With a mix of standing, seated, and restorative postures, we will increase flexibility while quieting the mind to bring balance to body and soul. The ancient practice of yoga offers a restful place for your mind, and helps you cope with everyday stress. Yoga is about combining movement with breath and mindfulness! You will work in the Hatha Vinyasa style of yoga, focusing on a process of warming up the body, stretching, strengthening and then cooling down and relaxing. Modifications will be provided for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat and bottled water.
      Saturdays 10am-11am: July 9, July 30, & August 20—Mix & match! $10 per person, per session. Pre-registration required. Friends of the Shakers discount does not apply to this workshop.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 20, 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.
      $45.00 members – $50.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 20, Shaker-Style Single Step Stool 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 pine step stool, inspired from an original Shaker design, promises to be as functional as it is beautiful. Internationally renowned, local Master cabinetmaker Chris Becksvoort will teach you to build a white pine single step stool with handle. Parts will be supplied, pre-cut to size, and you will dovetail, mortise, sand, and fit and assemble this useful small stool. Time permitting, it can be glued, sanded and finished. Please bring: pencil, rule, square, thin knife, marking gauge, T-bevel or dovetail marker, 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", and 1" sharp chisels, mallet, dovetail saw, block plane. Class size: 8. Please note: The Dovetail Workshop is a prerequisite for this course, either morning or afternoon of June 25th, or previous years.
      $95.00 members – $100.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 20, Beginner’s Woodcarving Workshop: Pineapple - at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • 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 pineapple 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.
      $45.00 members – $50.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 20, Shaker Christian Cross Quilt-Top 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 lead participants in creating a 42” square quilt top replica of a Shaker-made Christian Cross quilt in the Museum’s collection. Emphasis will be placed on the tips and techniques for creating precisely matched corners, angles, and seams. This is an excellent class for beginner-advanced to intermediate quilters. All materials are included for the top. Participants need to bring a sewing machine and a pair of scissors (a limited number of sewing machines are available for participants without one—please inquire for details.) Class size: 8.
      $100.00 members – $105.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 20, Space-Dyed Bread 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 bread basket from space dyed reed that has beautiful, jewel-like subtle transitions of hand-dyed color. A full kit will be provided. Please bring: water bucket, scissors, utility knife, 6 spring style wooden clothespins. No prior experience necessary. Class size: 10.
      $60.00 members – $65.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • August 20, Behold! New Lebanon at the Shaker Museum - Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is pleased to again join Behold! New Lebanon in sharing the historic center of Shaker life, Mount Lebanon, with visitors from near and far.
      On July 9, we will tour the North Family historic site Mount Lebanon's face to the wider World, composed of some of the most progressive and public Shakers in history. On August 20, we will take a walk up to the Meetinghouse, where the Shakers held public Sunday services. Then, on the walk back, learn about persecution Shaker founder Ann Lee faced in the New Lebanon community during a 1783 visit. Finally, on October 1, we will hike up to the North Family Shaker community's cemetery and memorial to explore this small group's extraordinary lives, and how they communally confronted the end of Shaker life.
      These are ticketed tours administered by Behold! New Lebanon and registration is required. To purchase tickets, please visit the Behold! New Lebanon website, or contact: info@beholdnewlebanon.org or call 518-720-7265
      Tours depart from the Wash House
      Admission: Tickets may be purchased through Behold! New Lebanon. Purchase tickets.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • August 22, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Oil and Vinegar at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • What are the most common cooking staples in any kitchen? Oil and vinegar! In this workshop we will talk about the different common oils and vinegars used in everyday cooking and how we can elevate them by infusing them with fresh herbs for a whole new flavor experience. We will make our own infused oil and vinegar and demonstrate a few recipes using infused oils and vinegars. Each student will leave with at least one oil and one vinegar, recipes and many new ideas! Please bring your favorite pair of garden hand shears and some containers to take home any leftovers. Advanced registration required. Please disclose any food allergies when registering.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 8.
      To register by August 21, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • August 27, Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle and Banjo Concert at the Enfield Shaker Museum 7:00 pm
    • 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 27, Annual Benefit Party Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 6:00 pm
    • The Museum will hold its Annual Benefit Party on August 27, 2016. This year's Honorees are the creators of the smash hit Angel Reapers, Macarthur "Genius" Award winning choreographer Martha Clarke and Pultizer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry. We'll hope you join us for a special summer party celebrating the Museum's bright future.
      Location: The North Family, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • August 27, SUSV Appraisal Day at South Union Shaker Village 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Accredited appraisers from Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals of Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee, including Sarah Campbell Drury, will provide verbal auction estimates. Drury is a member of the International Society of Appraisers. Items which may be considered for evaluation include paintings, sculpture, silver, pottery and porcelain, documents, maps and books, Asian antiques, Civil War items, and other decorative and historic items. Furniture items and other large items may be evaluated using photographs if their size prohibits them from being brought in. Items believed to be Shaker in origin are especially welcome. For more information, contact Case’s Nashville office at (615) 812-6096 or email info@caseantiques.com.
      COST: $10 per item appraised [benefitting South Union Shaker Village]
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • August 28, Let Freedom Ring Tour at Canterbury Shaker Village 2:00 pm
    • The Village will commemorate the 53rd 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 31, Harvesting and Preserving Flowers and Herbs at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • 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: $20 per person. $17 members. Class size limited to 15
      To register by August 30, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748

September 2016

  • 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.
      Contact Susan Brown at roaringcreekfarm@gmail.com or call (603) 632-5878, or Larry Antonuk at lantonuk@ne.rr.com to schedule a time.
      Cost: $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 1, Shaker Herb Garden Talk at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Join retired Museum Herbalist, Happy Griffiths, as she walks through the Shaker Museum Herb Garden and talks about the herbs highlighting those that will be growing. Feel free to bring specific questions to ask.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 3, Broom-making Demonstations at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available the first Saturday of each month March through November.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • September 9, Harvest Supper at Hancock Shaker Village 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy, followed by a gourmet dinner in the Brick Dwelling with tastings of beer, wine, ale and spirits.
      Cost: TBA.
      Contact: Maribeth Cellana 413-443-0188 x 100
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 10 and 11, Shaker Craft Fair and Harvest Festival at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Celebrate the arrival of autumn at the Shaker Heritage Society! Browse the booths of dozens of local and regional artisans offering unique, handmade pieces, perfect for your home or as a gift for a friend – get a head start on holiday shopping! A Family Activity Tent will offer games and activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy the sounds of live music, explore the bountifully blooming heritage herb garden, and learn about the history of the site with guided tours at 11:30 and 1:30. Fair food and pie will be available for purchase. This event helps to support local businesses and a small non-for-profit. All proceeds from admission go toward to Society’s education and preservation programs.
      $4 per person or $3 with this ad; SHS members, military, and under 18 admitted free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • September 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling) at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Afternoon tea is a tradition cherished by many societies around the globe. In this workshop we will spend the first hour discussing planning and planting a tea garden. We will head out to the Shaker Museum Herb Garden to discuss various common herbs used in popular teas, and even harvest a few. The second hour will consist of making our own tea and then enjoy a true tea party including finger sandwiches and other goodies.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 12.
      To register by September 10, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 13, Tuesday Tour: The Shaker Feast Grounds at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 – 12:00 pm
    • Take a walk to the Shaker Feast Grounds to learn about what the Shakers did at this lofty spot with a breathtaking view of Mascoma Lake.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 13 - 17, Berkshire to Boston Bike Tour @ Starts at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Dozens of cyclists take up residence at the Village starting September 15 for “training” rides that “climb” Mount Greylock ahead of the group’s 240-mile trek to Boston, which departs from the Village on Thursday morning, September 17. Register at http://www.berkshirestoboston.com/
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 17, Canterbury Artisan Festival at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • The Canterbury Artisan Fair celebrates Traditional Arts with an Artisan Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market, music, artisan food, family craft activities, farm animals and demonstrations.
      Juried Craft Fair including artisans in fabric, handknits and wovens, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, painting, toys, and more! Farmer’s Market, including produce, prepared foods, handcrafted soaps, oils and more! Traditional Arts demonstrations including coopering, blacksmithing, basketry, pottery, wood carving, historic building restoration, and herbal presentations including do-it-yourself teas, and “The Craft of Dance Making: Lecture and Demonstration” (read more below) 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 17, Hudson River Ramble Hike - Shaker Heritage Society
    • More info to follow.
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • September 17, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am & 2:00 pm

    • Nature's Outdoor Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

    • 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.
      Free: Registration encouraged, but not required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 17, Explore Digital Photography Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10am–2pm
    • Sabbathday Lake’s Brother Delmer Wilson (1873-1961) launched his photography hobby in 1898 with glass plate negatives and using all types film through his life, including color Polaroid! Join New Gloucester photographer Vicki Lund in this workshop designed to familiarize participants with how to create a great shot using the features of your digital cameras. Vicki will teach basic camera operation, composition, use of light, and basic Photoshop enhancement. After a brief class time, you will explore the grounds of Shaker Village, photographing along the way, returning to the class for editing and critique. Bring your digital camera, fresh battery, SD card, user’s manual, and laptop (optional). Class size: 12.
      $45.00 members – $50.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 17, 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 you will gather from the Shakers’ garden. Plants may include marigolds, onion skins, goldenrod, madder root, and indigo. You will leave with 7 10-gram sample skeins of each color. Bring or purchase a 2 ounce skein of wool yarn to be dyed to take home for yourself or for a gift. Class size: 6.
      $75.00 members – $80.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 17, Dovetailed Drawer Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Morning Session 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; Afternoon Session 1:00 pm – 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 to learn how to construct a classic dovetailed drawer. participants will practice layout, cutting both through and half-blind Materials will be provided. Please bring: pencil, ruler, marking gauge, thin knife, dovetail marker or T-bevel, square, 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" & 3/4" chisels, mallet, dovetail saw and spokeshave. There is a morning and afternoon session; this listing is for the morning workshop. Class size: 8 per session. Please note: The Dovetail Workshop is a prerequisite for this course, either morning or afternoon of June 25th, or previous years.
      $70.00 members – $75.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • September 17, Embroidered Eco Prints 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 how to use five or six simple embroidery stitches to accent an eco print, turning it into a lovely souvenir of the Shaker Village’s plants. Images of plants from the Village’s fields and gardens will be captured on fabric through a process known as eco printing. Students will select from eco prints made by the teacher with plants from the Village, including lavender, lemon balm and lupines. Students will have the opportunity to stitch with a variety of threads, including silk, wool and cotton. All materials will be supplied. Class size: 8
      $70.00 members – $75.00 non- members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • Septembaer 18, Shaker Sing at the Enfield Shaker Museum 3:00 – 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! Enjoy the socializing and refreshments.
      Cost: Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.
      Please email mah@valley.net if you can attend.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 20, Photographing Plants and Flowers at the Enfield Shaker Museum at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 – 6:00 pm
    • Under the guidance of photographer, Mary Gerakaris, learn how to use your camera to capture the beauty of plants growing along the Shaker trails and focus on details of the Shaker garden plants and flowers.
      Cost: $70 per person. $63 members. Class size is limited to 12.
      To register by September 16, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 20 - 23, Traditional Timberframing Workshop at Hancock Shaker Village All Day
    • Utilizing centuries-old techniques and tools, participants craft the parts of a small building and assemble its frame over the four days of this intensive course. Hands-on learning is supplemented by demonstrations and discussions.
      Register directly with either Jack Sobon 413-684-3223, or Dave Carlon, 413-684-3612.
      Cost: Members: $558 / Non-members: $620.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 23, Quilter's Day at Hancock Shaker Village
    • A day for those who love quilts, including quilt appraisals, a quilt trade show and the grand-opening of “Harvest of Quilts,” the annual show in the Round Stone Barn.
      Cost: $5 off general admission for quilt enthusiasts
      Call Jessy McMahon, 413-443-0188, x 203.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 23, An Evening of Wine and Music at Shaker Heritage Society 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    • Join us for a special fundraising event. Details to follow.
      $50 per person.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • September 24, Utensil Basket Workshop with Sandy Salada at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Weave a beautiful utensil basket in this workshop with local basket maker and instructor Sandy Salada. No prior experience is necessary. This workshop is suitable for ages 14 and up. This is a 5-hour workshop. If you do not complete your basket, you may schedule additional class time with Sandy for a fee. Registration with payment is required by September 17th.
      $40 per person (this cost includes a $15 materials fee).
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • September 24, Shaker Harvest Festival at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • A yearly tradition set on the picturesque grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum. Celebrate the autumn harvest with horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, a hay stack treasure hunt, cider making, butter churning, ice cream cranking, candle dipping, traditional crafts including broom making, farm animals, musical entertainment, Museum tours, a special sheep herding demonstration and more.
      Lunch and overnight accommodations 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).
      For more information call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
      This program is funded in part by the Hypertherm HOPE Foundation.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • September 24, 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. Regional music performed throughout the day. Lunch, catered by the Brickyard, will be available. Sponsored by Col. Robert and Cora Jane Spiller
      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
  • September 24 - 25, Country Fair 2016 at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    • Jon Mueller: Concert for Solo Acoustic Percussion at the Shaker Heritage Society, Albany, NY

    • Join us for our 19th Annual Country Fair! A two-day Fall festival that fills the Village with food trucks, craft exhibitors and a farmers market! All historic buildings are open and staffed as usual, too. Juried quilt show and drawing of the winning raffle ticket for the Hancock Shaker Quilt. Chicken races and other kids’ activities. Display of antique tractors and farm equipment. Farmers and hand-crafters interested in exhibiting can download an application online at countryfair.hancockshakervillage.org.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • September 24 - 25, Shaker Hill Apple Festival at Alfred Shaker Museum
    • Shaker Hill Apple Festival.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650

October 2016

  • 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.
      Contact Susan Brown at roaringcreekfarm@gmail.com or call (603) 632-5878, or Larry Antonuk at lantonuk@ne.rr.com to schedule a time.
      Cost: $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 1, William the Cat’s Birthday Bash! at Shaker Heritage Society Time TBA
    • Help us celebrate William the Cat’s birthday! Fun activities for the whole family, including cat-themed crafts, games, and more. And, of course – cake! Check back for more details.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 1, Behold! New Lebanon at the Shaker Museum - Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is pleased to again join Behold! New Lebanon in sharing the historic center of Shaker life, Mount Lebanon, with visitors from near and far.
      On July 9, we will tour the North Family historic site Mount Lebanon's face to the wider World, composed of some of the most progressive and public Shakers in history. On August 20, we will take a walk up to the Meetinghouse, where the Shakers held public Sunday services. Then, on the walk back, learn about persecution Shaker founder Ann Lee faced in the New Lebanon community during a 1783 visit. Finally, on October 1, we will hike up to the North Family Shaker community's cemetery and memorial to explore this small group's extraordinary lives, and how they communally confronted the end of Shaker life.
      These are ticketed tours administered by Behold! New Lebanon and registration is required. To purchase tickets, please visit the Behold! New Lebanon website, or contact: info@beholdnewlebanon.org or call 518-720-7265
      Tours depart from the Wash House
      Admission: Tickets may be purchased through Behold! New Lebanon. Purchase tickets.
    • Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, NY 12125
  • October 1, Broom-making Demonstations at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available the first Saturday of each month March through November.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • October 2, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Herb it Up at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Liven up your table and menus with wonderful condiments and complements prepared with the herbs from your garden. We will harvest fresh herbs from the garden and use these and dried herbs to create an herb butter, dressing, mustard and other common cooking seasonings. We will explore how the use of herbs can elevate simple dishes. Please bring your favorite pair of garden hand shears and extra containers to take home leftovers.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size limited to 20.
      To register by October 1, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 8, Nature’s Outdoor Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:30 am & 2:00 pm

    • Nature's Outdoor Classroom at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

    • 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.
      Free: Registration encouraged, but not required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 8, Cherokee-Style Storage Basket Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • For more than 150 years, the Shakers produced a wide variety of distinctive utility baskets for home use and exquisitely fine fancy baskets for sale to the world. Instructor Pat Libby is a skilled basketmaker and well-versed in Shaker history. Each participant will weave their own basket using natural reed. This basket weaves up fast and is the perfect size for a variety of uses around your home. All materials, tools, and supplies included in fee. Super for beginners and beyond. Class size: 10.
      $70.00 members – $75.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 8, Caning: Footstool Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • The finest chairs produced by the Enfield Shakers in NH)were a mid-19th century example with cane seats. Instructor Jean Reed of Murray Hill Weaving in New Hampshire will teach the basic 7 steps of caning on a beautifully handcrafted footstool made of hardwood and satin finish. After completing this workshop, you can apply your newly learned skills to those chairs that you’ve been saving at home in the barn or attic. Handmade footstool frame and all materials are included– just come ready to learn! Class size: 10.
      $150.00 members – $155.00 non-members
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • October 8, Christmas Garland and Ornaments in Wool Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Learn to recycle worn or scrap wool cloth into heirlooms with simple sewn stitches with traditional rug maker Rose Ann Hunter. By adapting stitches from the early 1800s, learn to center shirr a 8’ wool garland with rolled wool beads and sewn woolen flowers and 2-3 whimsical woolen sheep ornaments. All materials, tools, and supplies included in fee. Age 12 and up, all levels welcome. Class size: 10.
      $55.00 members – $60.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • Odtober 8, Harvest Supper at Hancock Shaker Village 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy, followed by a gourmet dinner in the Brick Dwelling with tastings of beer, wine, ale and spirits.
      Cost: TBA.
      Contact: Maribeth Cellana 413-443-0188 x 100
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 11, Tuesday Tour: Shaker Mountain Pond a/k/a Smith Pond at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Join our Curator and Executive Director on a tour to the water source for the Enfield Shaker South Family Village.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • October 14, Spirit Circle with Tri-City Paranormal Society at Shaker Heritage Society 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • The Shakers believed communication with the spirit world was not only possible, but often played an important part in worship. They communicated with mediums, hosted séances, and attended others. Join Tri-City’s team of psychics for a spirit circle. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Cost $20.
      All proceeds will go toward tree removal in the historic Shaker cemetery in an effort to preserve headstones from future damage. Details about this project are available on the SHS blog.
      For more information on the National Spiritual Alliance, please visit their website.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 15, 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 15 - 16, Shaker Spirited Suppers at Hancock Shaker Village 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy. The tour is followed by a delicious gourmet dinner accompanied with local beverages.
      Cost TBA
      Contact: Shawn Hartley Hancock 413-443-0188 x 0
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 15 & 16, Food for Thought at Hancock Shaker Village
    • Celebrate the harvest with a weekend devoted to food! Demonstrations of cider making, seed saving, perfect pie-crust making, and tours of the Dwelling Kitchen are included in admission.
      Call 413-443-0188, x 100, to register for these fee-based workshops:
      Introduction to Home Brewing, Introduction to Home Cheese Making, Weaving: Towels, Woodworking: Make an Oval Box.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 22, Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    • Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village

    • 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 at this event for the whole family.
      Make sure to wear your costume and join us for the costume parade at 3:15pm. Prizes will be awarded for best costume!
      Casual light fare will be available in the Creamery for an additional charge. (This replaces the previously advertised sit-down dinner at The Shaker Table.)
      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 29, Needle Felting with Beva Meagher at Alfred Shaker Museum 10:00 am
    • Needle Felting with Beva Meagher. Cost: $25.00 for the complete kit.
      To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709 or register via e-mail at aaskov@metrocast.net.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650
  • October 29 - December 17. Monday - Saturday, Shaker Christmas Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Shop local while supporting a small museum this holiday season! The Christmas Craft Fair features local and regional artisans selling popular items like handmade pottery, jewelry, gourmet preserves and chocolate, woven goods, stationary and art prints, photography, children’s toys and clothing, and more! This event helps support local businesses and a small non-profit.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • October 29, Harvest Supper at Hancock Shaker Village 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • The evening begins with an hour-long tour of the historic Village, emphasizing the Shaker agricultural legacy, followed by a gourmet dinner in the Brick Dwelling with tastings of beer, wine, ale and spirits.
      Cost: TBA.
      Contact: Maribeth Cellana 413-443-0188 x 100
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927
  • October 30, Last Day of the Season at Hancock Shaker Village 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • The last day of the regular 2016 season. Guided tours continue to be offered every weekend in November through Thanksgiving Weekend. Call 413-443-0188, 213 to schedule.
    • Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202-0927

November 2016

  • October 29 - December 17. Monday - Saturday, Shaker Christmas Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Shop local while supporting a small museum this holiday season! The Christmas Craft Fair features local and regional artisans selling popular items like handmade pottery, jewelry, gourmet preserves and chocolate, woven goods, stationary and art prints, photography, children’s toys and clothing, and more! This event helps support local businesses and a small non-profit.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • November 5, A Shaker Breakfast - at South Union Shaker Village 8:30 am & 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.
      $22 members | $25 non-members. Reservations required.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • November 5, Broom-making Demonstations at South Union Shaker Village
    • Broom-making demonstrations will be available the first Saturday of each month March through November.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • November 13, 2016 Annual Meeting at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm
    • Mark your calendar and join us in the Great Stone Dwelling Meeting Room for our 2016 Annual Meeting. Meet our board and staff while attending special presentations, a behind-the-scene tour, business meeting, highlights of the past year and more!
      Refreshments will be served throughout the meeting.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 17, Hudson River Ramble Hike - Shaker Heritage Society
    • More info to follow.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • November 19, Holiday Herbal Wreath Making at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:00 – 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 6.
      To register by November 18, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • November 19-20, Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum table at the Holiday Fair at Alfred Elementary School
    • FASM table at the Holiday Fair at Alfred Elementary School
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650

December 2016

  • October 29 - December 17. Monday - Saturday, Shaker Christmas Craft Fair at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Shop local while supporting a small museum this holiday season! The Christmas Craft Fair features local and regional artisans selling popular items like handmade pottery, jewelry, gourmet preserves and chocolate, woven goods, stationary and art prints, photography, children’s toys and clothing, and more! This event helps support local businesses and a small non-profit.
      Free.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • December 2, Christmas at Shaker Town - A Party Preview at 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 4th. Enjoy coffee, cider and desserts in the most festive of holiday atmospheres.
      $10/person. Reservations required.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • December 3, Christmas at Shaker Town - 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 3, Woven Reed Ornament Workshop with Sandy Salada at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Woven Reed Ornaments  - Shaker Heritabe Society - Instructor: Sandy Salada
    • In this workshop you’ll make two ornaments from three choices offered: woven reindeer from reed or ash, an eight pointed snowflake made in reed, or a puffy heart ornament made in reed. Perfect for your home or as a wonderfully unique, handmade holiday gift! No prior experience is necessary. This workshop is suitable for ages 14 and up. This is a 3-hour workshop. If you’re unable to finish your ornaments, you may schedule additional class time with Sandy for a fee. Registration with payment is required by November 25th.
      $25 per person (cost includes $10 materials fee).
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • December 3, Festival of Trees at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Our third annual Festival of Trees will open for viewing in the Dining Room of the Great Stone Dwelling on December 3 and run through December 17. The trees are donated tabletop trees artistically decorated by local artists, businesses, individuals and organizations. The trees will be raffled or auctioned off to raise money for the Museum at a Gala on December 17.
      Cost: Free to attend. Raffle tickets $1 each, 6 for $5, and 15 for $10.
      For more information contact us at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 3 & 10, 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. Join us inside the historic Shaker buildings to watch an old-time 19th Century magic show, make Christmas cards for loved ones, decorate gingerbread cookies, meet costumed characters, create ornaments for your Christmas tree, admire a toy train display or listen to fiddlers. Enjoy hot cider and singing Christmas carols as we light the Village Christmas tree. This classic holiday event is a family favorite that will become a yearly tradition!
      A special Christmas dinner is also available at The Shaker Table from 4:00pm – 9:00pm for $20 per person (Children $10). Price includes tax and beverages. Cash or Check Only. Shaker Style Seating with Buffet and Carving Station. Reservations Recommended (603) 708-1192. The Shaker Table is operated by the Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts Program.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • Saturdays and Sundays December 3 – 17, Decorate the Ministry House Classroom and Trees at the Enfield Shaker Museum 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and special friends and make paper chains and decorations with them. Decorate the Ministry House with a few and take some decorations home.
      Cost: Free to attend.
      For more information contact us at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 4, Moravian Stars at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Join artist and retired art teacher, Tracy Smith, for magical paper folding and create the multi-pointed stars used in the Moravian communities to mark the Advent season. These handmade symbols of hope and celebration are fun to make, display and give as gifts.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Class size is limited to 12. All materials and refreshments provided.
      To register by December 4, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • Decmeber 10, Gift Drawing at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Join artist and meditation teacher, Julie Püttgen, for an afternoon of Contemplation and Gift Drawing. Julie will guide you in contemplating about gifts you have given and received, and benefactors who have helped you in your life. Be inspired by the Shaker tradition of sacred gift drawing and create two contemplative gift drawings, one for yourself and another to give to a friend.
      Cost: $45 per person. $35 for members. Class size is limited to 10. All materials will be provided.
      To register by December 9, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 10, Open House for Christmas in the Shire - Alfred Shaker Museum
    • Open House for Christmas in the Shire.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650
  • December 10, 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. Join us inside the historic Shaker buildings to watch an old-time 19th Century magic show, make Christmas cards for loved ones, decorate gingerbread cookies, meet costumed characters, create ornaments for your Christmas tree, admire a toy train display or listen to fiddlers. Enjoy hot cider and singing Christmas carols as we light the Village Christmas tree. This classic holiday event is a family favorite that will become a yearly tradition!
      A special Christmas dinner is also available at The Shaker Table from 4:00pm – 9:00pm for $20 per person (Children $10). Price includes tax and beverages. Cash or Check Only. Shaker Style Seating with Buffet and Carving Station. Reservations Recommended (603) 708-1192. The Shaker Table is operated by the Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts Program.
      Tickets: $18 adults, $8 children ages 6-17, under 5 free. Members half price.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • December 11, Holiday Cookie Fair at the Enfield Shaker Museum 1:00 pm
    • Get your spot in line early to buy homemade holiday cookies by the pound. The cookies are generously donated by dedicated volunteers and go very quickly.
      Cost: Free to attend. Cookies sold at $10 per pound.
      For more information contact us at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 11, Gift Boxes Workshop at the Enfield Shaker Museum 2:00 – 5:00 pm
    • Join artist and retired art teacher, Kate Mortimer, to craft lovely paper gift boxes embellished with unique buttons or beads. Use your handcrafted containers for precious gifts to give to others or to hold your own treasures. Bring any embellishment you like or a paper you especially want to use.
      Cost: $25 per person. $20 members. Materials available and refreshments provided.
      To register by December 11, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • December 14, Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum Holiday Party
    • FASM Holiday Party.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650

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