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May 2016

  • February 23 - July 23, Shaker Makers: American Furniture Icons at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum
    • Shaker Makers: American Furniture Icons at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum

    • This exhibit will showcase the beautiful craftsmanship of the Shakers. We will be putting furniture from our collection on display to the public (some of it for the very first time!) Stop by the museum to see these wonderful Shaker furniture pieces.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
  • 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
  • May 23, Jon Mueller: Concert for Solo Acoustic Percussion - Shaker Heritage Society 7:00 pm

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

    • “You have to bring in this question of energy, where they get their energy from. The energy of the Shakers, as I see it, is what’s extraordinary.” -Jacob Needleman, philosopher
      Like Needleman, Jon Mueller is fascinated by the energy of this movement. Mueller previously documented his interest in the Shakers with two recordings, The Whole (Type Recordings, UK, 2010) and Alphabet of Movements (Type Recordings, UK, 2011). His work received accolades from NPR, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork, who called him, “An audacious ringleader for new music.” Audiences throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan have described his live performances as intense, cathartic and meditative.
      The Meeting House, where the concert will be held, was built in 1848 for public worship and is part of the first Shaker settlement in the United States. Like all Shaker creations, the room was designed for functionality, making the acoustics of the space ideal for a wide range of sound. In this environment, Mueller’s performance will focus on repetitive patterns that shift subtly, revealing various tones and rhythms that coincide with an energetic ebb and flow. Considering the activity and experiences that have occurred within the Meeting House, the aim of the performance will be to honor that energy, wherever, as Needleman asks, the Shakers got it from.
      This concert also celebrates the collaboration between the Shaker Heritage Society and Mueller to produce the forthcoming book/CD Hand Drawn, which will be published by Rhythmplex in 2016. Previously, Mueller has given solo concerts at the Guggenheim Museum, Issue Project Room, New Museum, SXSW, Alverno Presents, Hopscotch Fest, Haggerty Museum of Art and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. His solo recordings have been released by the renowned avant record labels, Table of the Elements, Taiga Records and Type Recordings. More info about his work can be found at www.rhythmplex.com. $10 per person at the door.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • May 23 – June 3 and June 6 – June 17 , Archaeological Field School at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    • Archaeological Field School at the Enfield Shaker Museum

    • Conducted by Plymouth State University and directed by Dr. David Starbuck, Professor of Anthropology at PSU, this four-week field school will be our second professional archaeological excavation at Enfield, and should prove to be another exciting first 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: In-State $462/credit. Non-resident $492/credit.
      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
  • May 27, Candlelight Chat - "American Folk Music and the Shakers" at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
    • Explore an American folk music tradition through listening and learning! This program will illuminate how Shaker music traditions are part of the rich tapestry of America’s history of folk music. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available.
      Included in admission. Meet on the steps in front of Trustees’ Office.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • May 27, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician:Derek Spencer
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • May 28, Bird Watching at the Shaker Bog at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 8am-10am
    • Bird Watching at the Shaker Bog at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

    • 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 28, Basket Making with Martha Chessie at Alfred Shaker Museum 10:00 am
    • Shaker Market Basket: $45.00, Shaker Kitten head Basket $35.00. Pay in advance to Linda.
      To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709 or register via e-mail at aaskov@metrocast.net.
      Supply list will be made available when you register for the class.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650
  • May 28 - 29, Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
    • Spend the weekend with world-acclaimed chamber musicians from New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Now in its 10th year, and as seen on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is a Central Kentucky cultural destination. Join CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han for special performances in the Meeting House and the Meadow View Barn. Chamber music enthusiasts will enjoy two educational lectures, led by a representative from Lincoln Center, that thoroughly cover the history of each piece of music being performed.
      Complete 2016 program coming soon.
      Saturday, May 28
      CONCERT I, 11 a.m., $20
      CONCERT II, 5 p.m., $38
      Sunday, May 29
      CONCERT III, 11 a.m., $20
      CONCERT IV, 5 p.m., $38
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • May 28, Caring for Collections at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Shaker Village cares for more than 10,000 historic buildings, artifacts and objects representing more than a century of Shaker material culture. Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village’s collections manager into the hidden collections to view rarely seen objects, including the 1856-1871 East Family Journal and Sister Mary Settles’ bonnet, which was rescued from the trash and donated to Shaker Village in 2013. Learn basic museum techniques and principles used to care for the collections and how Shaker Village is working to expand public access to its historic artifacts and research to reignite curiosity in the Pleasant Hill Shaker story.
      $25 per person Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.
      Purchase Tickets.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • May 28, Shaker SingaLong at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Bring your singing voice and make beautiful music in The Historic Centre as you learn, sing and share a variety of traditional Shaker songs. All are welcome! No singing experience necessary.
      Included in admission. Meet on the steps in front of Trustees’ Office.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • May 28, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician: Derek Spencer
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • May 28, StarGazing - at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    • Join the Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club for an evening of stargazing.
      Held at the West Family Amphitheater. Included in $5 After 5:00 admission.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330

June 2016

  • February 23 - July 23, Shaker Makers: American Furniture Icons at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum
    • This exhibit will showcase the beautiful craftsmanship of the Shakers. We will be putting furniture from our collection on display to the public (some of it for the very first time!) Stop by the museum to see these wonderful Shaker furniture pieces.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
  • 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
  • June 3, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician: Will Padgett + Justin Harrison
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 3, Great American Brass Band Concert at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Spend a lazy summer afternoon listening to brass band music under the maple trees. Bring your blankets and chairs and spread out on the lawn near the historic Trustees’ Office. Enjoy a meal at The Trustees’ Table before or after the concert, or extend your festival experience with an overnight stay at The Inn. Then, on Saturday morning, look for Shaker Village staff leading yoga in Danville before the Great American Brass Band Festival parade!
      Produced by the Great American Brass Band Festival
      FREE!
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 3, Candlelight Chat - "History's Mythbusters" at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
    • Shaker history is steeped in legend and lore. Spend an evening exploring the many myths that surround Shaker culture and the responsibility Shaker Village has to redefine its approach to sharing the legacies of the Pleasant Hill Shakers to inspire a new generation. Bring your questions and curiosity for this relaxed discussion by fireside. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available.
      Included in admission. Meet on the steps in front of Trustees’ Office.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 4, Shaker Auction - Collection of the late Erhart Muller at Skinner, Marlborough, MA 10:00 am
    • Skinner Auction - The Shaker Collection of Erhart Muller

    • June 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.-- Auction of the Shaker Collection of the late Erhart Muller, of Harvard, Massachusetts. 150 Lots, immediately followed by a second session of important Shaker artifacts from other collections. More information coming soon.
    • Skinner, 274 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
    • 508-970-3000
    • Web Site:www.skinnerinc.com/
  • June 4, Raised Bed Garden Planning Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10am — 12pm
    • In the early 1800s, the Shakers managed extensive terraced gardens that extended from the Village down to the shores of Sabbathday Lake. In this workshop, Master Gardener Betsey Golon will teach you how to construct a raised bed without beings carpenter! You’ll learn how to make a berm garden from wet newspapers, compost, sand, soil and salvaged botanicals, using garden wisdom from the past to make it easier to grow a gorgeous garden today. Class includes handouts on herbs to use, materials needed and soil basics. Everyone will leave with seeds and plants to start their own garden.
      $35.00 members – $40.00 non-members. Registraton Required.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 4, Plant Sale at Canterbury Shaker Village 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Location: Shaker Box Lunch and Farm Stand, Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH
      Garden perennials and annual vegetables will be for sale. Stop by and stock up on new additions for your garden. Proceeds will benefit the Village.
      Have perennials that need to be divided? Consider potting them up and donating them to our June plant sale. For more information on how to donate, contact Shaker Organic Garden Manager, Stacey Cooper at stacey@concordfoodcoop.coop.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • June 4, SHAKE, RIDE & ROLL bike event at South Union Shaker Village
    • In cooperation with the Bowling Green League of Bicyclists (BGLOB), the South Union Shaker Village will host a bike ride through the beautiful countryside, much of what was originally the Shaker’s 6,000 acre farm. Special premiums and options for the day’s event will be offered upon registration. For more information about the ride, view route maps and registration visit: www.meetup.com. The bike ride is sponsored by Logan Aluminum.
      There will be three marked routes of 10, 28, and 50 miles, all of which will start and end at the museum. Registration opens at 7 AM. There will be a ride leader/sweeper and SAGs (food stops) on each route. Each rider is required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver.
      As a fundraiser for SUSV, we ask that you make a tax-deductible donation of $25 for non-BGLOB members and $15 for BGLOB members. Any other donations are greatly appreciated by SUSV.
      Commemorative t shirts will be available for $20. All proceeds will go to South Union Shaker Village. To order a T-shirt or register for the ride call SUSV at (270) 542-4167.
    • South Union Shaker Village, 850 Shaker Museum Road, Auburn, KY 42206
    • 800-811-8379 or 270-542-4167
    • Web Site: www.southunionshakervillage.com
  • June 4, 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
  • June 4, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician: Warren Byrom
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 4, Summer Family Village Chase at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Calling all adventurers! Test your orienteering skills in this village-wide scavenger hunt through wildflowers, past archaeological ruins and along historic roads. Use maps, binoculars and other fun discovery tools in this chase to beat the clock and win the treasure.
      $15 ages 13+, $10 ages 6-12, Free ages 5 + under.
      Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.
      Purchase Ticket.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 4, Mammoth Flashlight Tour at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Grab a flashlight and go behind-the-scenes for this special tour of Those Large Bones: The Shaker Mammoth with the lights OFF! Investigate the hidden details of very large and small fossils during this after dark adventure.
      Included in admission. Meet on the steps in front of Trustees’ Office.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 5, Fossil Hike at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    • Shaker Village is home to a rich geologic natural history! Hike through the Kentucky River Palisades and travel millennia in just a few miles! Learn about important fossil discoveries in the region—where, why and how they are found. Search for your own fossil treasures during this family-friendly hike. This hike will be approximately 1 mile on fairly even paved, turf, and dirt trails with some rocks and roots.
      $15 ages 13+, $5 ages 6-12, Free ages 5 + under.
      Fee includes 20% off dining voucher and complimentary admission to the Village. Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611, ext. 360.
      Purchase Tickets.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 6 – June 17 , Archaeological Field School at the Enfield Shaker Museum 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    • Archaeological Field School at the Enfield Shaker Museum

    • Conducted by Plymouth State University and directed by Dr. David Starbuck, Professor of Anthropology at PSU, this four-week field school will be our second professional archaeological excavation at Enfield, and should prove to be another exciting first 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: In-State $462/credit. Non-resident $492/credit.
      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 8, FASM Annual Meeting at Alfred Shaker Museum
    • Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum Annual Meeting.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650
  • June 10, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician: Derek Spencer
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 11, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician: Nick Cottrell
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 11, Psychic Faire with Tri-City Paranormal Society at Shaker Heritage Society 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Details to follow. Cost: TBA
      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 will be available on the SHS blog soon.
      For more information on the National Spiritual Alliance, please visit their website.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • June 11, Wood Carving Demonstration at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Visit the West Brethren Shop and see how wood carver, Art Anderson (http://www.artandersonfolkart.com), uses his skills and tools to carve “charming wooden toys”.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • June 11, Traditional Egg Basket Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9am–4pm
    • Starting in the late 1800s during the Gilded Age of Tourism, the Shakers made fancy baskets from combinations of ash splint, strips of poplar, sweetgrass, and even strands of horse hair. Basketmaker Carolyn Kemp will lead participants in weaving this iconic basket from reed with an oak handle. Students will be provided with a kit and written instructions, taken step-by-step through the fun weaving process. No prior experience is necessary to weave this basket, all levels welcome. Please bring: a clean water bucket or tub, scissors, utility knife, and a dozen wooden spring clothespins. Class size: 9. Registration Required.
      $60.00 members – $65.00 non-members
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 11, Night at the Museum: An evening of mystery and history for kids at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • The Shaker Historical Society is excited to announce a Night at the Museum: An Evening of History and Mystery for Kids! The program will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 7-10pm. Children must be between the ages of 8-12. Reservations are required to Ruth at 216-921-1201. Space is limited so please register early! $20 per child/ $5 per child with an SHS Family Membership
      Parents will be able to drop off their children for the evening. The kids will enjoy an evening of crafts, a scavenger hunt, campfire, stories and snacks!
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • June 14, Tuesday Tour: Mill Pond and Tree Identification at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Join Museum Executive Director, Dolores Struckhoff, on a tree identification walk around the Shaker Mill Pond to find out how the Shakers used the many varieties of trees available to them.
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 15 & 16, “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers):” A Play with Music at the Shaker Heritage Society 7:30pm
    • “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers),” is a new play-with-music by local playwright Bruce Cornwell. The play tells the story of Ann Lee, who founded the first Shaker community in what is now the town of Colonie, New York. The Shaker religious sect eventually became America’s most important and successful utopian community with settlements established as far west as Kentucky. The musical score consists entirely of hymns and songs written by Shaker believers.
      Tickets: $15
      For additional information, please visit www.secondcomingplay.com, email secondcomingplay@gmail.com or call (518) 588-4954.
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • June 16, 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
  • June 17, Women’s Drumming Circle at Alfred Shaker Museum 7:00 pm
    • Women's Drumming Circle. Cost: $10.00.
      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
  • July 17“Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers):” A Play with Music at the Shaker Heritage Society 3:30pm
    • “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers),” is a new play-with-music by local playwright Bruce Cornwell. The play tells the story of Ann Lee, who founded the first Shaker community in what is now the town of Colonie, New York. The Shaker religious sect eventually became America’s most important and successful utopian community with settlements established as far west as Kentucky. The musical score consists entirely of hymns and songs written by Shaker believers.
      Tickets: $15
      For additional information, please visit www.secondcomingplay.com, email secondcomingplay@gmail.com or call (518) 588-4954.
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • June 17, Twilight in the Garden Party - the Shaker Historical Society & Museum 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    • The Shaker Historical Society is hosting its 12th Annual Gracious Gardens of Shaker Heights weekend June 17-19th. The highly popular Father’s Day weekend event attracts more than 1,000 people from across the region. The Friday evening Twilight in the Garden Party is held at a private historic home with superb architecture and gardens. On Sunday, there is a tour of beautiful neighborhood gardens – all designs and sizes – within the city of Shaker Heights.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • June 17, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician: Derek Spencer
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 18, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician: Warren Byrom
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 18, Well Crafted Brews and Bands at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

    • Well Crafted Brews and Bands at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

    • 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! Music, brew and food truck line-ups coming soon!
      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.
      $25 per person Fee includes live music, complimentary pint glass and admission to Shaker Village. Food and beer tickets sold separately.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 19, Open House at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • As part of the Gracious Gardens weekend, there will be an Open House at the museum at 16740 South Park Boulevard on Sunday, June 19th. Stop by the museum to see the exhibits inside the beautiful Myers Mansion. In our front yard, everyone can enjoy lawn games, a community lemonade stand contest, and our 1917 American LaFrance fire truck.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • June 19 - 25 and June 26 - July 2, National Endowment for the Humanities Landmark Teacher Workshops: “Religious Revivals, Utopian Societies, and the Shaker Experience in America”
    • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmark Teacher Workshops for K-12 educators return to the Capital Region. These workshops are sponsored by the NEH and are a collaboration between Siena College, Shaker Heritage Society, Hancock Shaker Village, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, and the New York State Museum. These two, week-long workshops will bring educators from all over the US to the Capital Region for an immersive experience in Shaker scholarship. They will learn innovative ways to bring Shaker history in their classrooms. For more information on the program or to apply for a scholarship to attend, please visit neh.gov or Siena College’s website for the workshop.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • June 22, Annual Dinner & Auction in Support of the Village at Canterbury Shaker Village 5:30 pm
    • Join fellow members and Village supporters for a special tour, live auction and festive evening to benefit 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!
      Contact Katie Muth at kmuth@shaker.org to find out how to donate an auction item or to become a sponsor.
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • July 22 & 23, “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers):” A Play with Music at the Shaker Heritage Society 7:30pm
    • “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers),” is a new play-with-music by local playwright Bruce Cornwell. The play tells the story of Ann Lee, who founded the first Shaker community in what is now the town of Colonie, New York. The Shaker religious sect eventually became America’s most important and successful utopian community with settlements established as far west as Kentucky. The musical score consists entirely of hymns and songs written by Shaker believers.
      Tickets: $15
      For additional information, please visit www.secondcomingplay.com, email secondcomingplay@gmail.com or call (518) 588-4954.
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • June 22-24 & 27-29, Shaker Dance Revival Project: Summer Dance Intensive at Canterbury Shaker Village

    • Shaker Dance Revival Project: Summer Dance Intensive at Canterbury Shaker Village

    • Join us for three or six days of rigorous training from high caliber dance instructors in a range of disciplines, including ballet and an exciting variety of contemporary dance techniques and modern modalities.
      Under the direction of Resident Dance Maker Lorraine Chapman and Dance Revivalist Joan Talarico-Brodsky, program participants will attend classes given by an impressive roster of New England-based and nationally and internationally acclaimed dance educators.
      DATES: Two sessions June 22-24 and June 27-29
      TIMES: 9:00-4:30 each day. Includes lunch and tours of the Village
      COST: $200 for one session or $400 for both. Sign up for one session or both! Participants who sign up for both sessions by March 6 receive a $25 discount. Village members receive a 10% discount.
      AGES: Pre-professional dance students ages 15 and up
      For more information including class schedule, descriptions and instructor bios, click here or visit shakers.org/dancerevivalproject
      Download the flyer
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • June 22 - 25, The Maine Festival of American Music Presented by Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

    • The Maine Festival of American Music Presented by Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

    • “The Maine Festival of American Music: Its Roots and Traditions” provides a rare opportunity to experience Shaker music and history in the context of the wider world of classical and folk music, while also celebrating American musicians, composers, historians and craftsmen. The Shakers host the festival with all concerts taking place in their 1794 Meeting House, one of Maine’s most beautiful and acoustically superb venues for vocal and instrumental performances.
      Shaker music, received mostly by spiritual inspiration rather than deliberate composition, is a product of one of America’s most unique communal religious experiences. The majority of Shaker songs originate from the mid-19th century and have been preserved by the Shakers through oral tradition. There were at one time in excess of 25,000 Shaker songs and, today, as many as 1000 remain a part of the active repertoire of the Sabbathday Lake Shakers. One of these living songs, “Simple Gifts” has achieved lasting significance outside of the Shaker Church. Written originally in 1848 by Maine’s Elder Joseph Brackett, “Simple Gifts” in its best known adaptations has been used by Aaron Copland to create “Appalachian Spring” and by Martha Graham for her avant-garde dance performance “The Shakers.” By its quintessential nature, this song ties together the performances presented throughout the Maine Festival of American Music.
      Tickets can be purchased through the links below, by clicking here, or download our full brochure and mail with a check. Tickets sell out fast so place your order today!
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 24, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician: Will Padgett+ Samantha Cunningham
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 25, Music on the Lawn at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails, drinks and appetizers. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games.
      Musician: Nick Cottrell
      No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities.
    • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY 40330
  • June 25, Beginner’s Rug Hooking Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9am–4pm
    • 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 a fun day of learning this heritage North American craft. Participants will hook a small Shaker-inspired design pillow front for a small buckwheat & lavender-filled, soothing aromatic pillow. The classic rug binding stitch will be taught and used as the finishing stitch to assemble the pillow. All materials are included and hooking frames will be available to borrow for the day or to purchase after class. Please bring a small pair of scissors – embroidery scissors are perfect. Class size: 8. Registration Required.
      $65.00 members – $70.00 non-members
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 25, Dovetails Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Morning session 9 am – 12:00 pm. Afternoon session 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Dovetail joints are classic characteristics of many examples of Shaker furniture from the 19th century. Internationally-known woodworker Chris Becksvoort will share his life-long expertise and techniques as a master cabinetmaker and scholar of Shaker furniture. In this 3-hour workshop participants will learn the proper layout procedure, techniques and tricks to cutting dovetails: spacing, marking, sawing to the line, chopping and fitting. Emphasis is on precision and technique, not a finished project. This class is designed for the beginner woodworker and those with advanced woodworking experience. Please bring: pencil, 12” ruler, utility knife, square, marking gauge, T-bevel (or dovetail marker), mallet, dovetail saw and chisels – 1/4”, 1/2”, 3/4”, and 1”. There is a morning and afternoon session; this listing is for the morning. Class size: 8 per session. Registration Required.
      $45.00 members – $50.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 25, Beginner’s Woodcarving Workshop: Sheep at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9 am — 4:00 pm
    • Spanning a 200-year practice, a flock of sheep remains a vital part of the Shakers Farm and daily routine. Join local, award-winning, master-carver Norm Devonshire for the basics of carving, including proper use of the knife, types of cuts, methods and techniques, and sharpening. All participants will complete their own finished carving of a Shaker sheep and leave with the skill set to begin a new hobby of woodcarving. For ages 14 and up. No prior experience necessary. Carving knives will be furnished for use, and for sale at additional cost. Class size: 6. Registration Required.
      $45.00 members – $50.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 25, Herbal Dream Pillows Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
    • The Shakers marketed herbal products as early as 1799, launching an herb business that has endured for 216 years. Using herbs grown in the Shakers’ historic gardens, participants will create herbal dream pillows with Master Gardener Betsey Golon. Dream or comfort pillows use the aromatherapy of "inhalation" from fresh or dried herbs to help sooth and relax the senses. They add clarity, ease headaches, and sooth stress. All materials (botanicals, fabric pillows 8" x 5", and supplies) are provided to complete a lavender and an allergy pillow. Each person will create a unique blend for their own use based on what they have learned. Registration Required.
      $45.00 members – $50.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 25, Gel Printing: Print the Herb Garden Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Since the 1790s, the Shakers have been inspired by many elements of the natural world. Gelatin print making is a form of monotype printing. Instructor and artist Bonnie Faulkner, owner of Heron Point Gallery in Portland, will teach you how to create beautiful prints without a press using botanicals from the Shaker Herb Garden. It’s simple, versatile and addictive. This workshop is well suited for professional or novice printmakers, craft enthusiasts or anyone with a desire to try it! The basic materials are non-toxic, and cleans up with water. All materials will be provided along with a recipe for making your own gel plate at home. If you take the afternoon bookbinding workshop, you can use some of your gel prints to make your own books! Class size: 10. Registration Required.
      $50.00 members – $55.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 25, Simple Bookbinding Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • In the early 19th century, the Shakers produced many of their own books using simple bookbinding techniques. Artist and instructor Bonnie Faulkner, owner of Heron Point Gallery in Portland, will teach the art of handmade books. In this workshop you will be making three books, each with a different binding. These are simple and can be adapted to your own individual style. Using a variety of fancy papers, waxed linen and cotton cord, book boards and basic bookbinding tools, you’ll stitch, glue and fold to create these blank books to use as a journal or sketchbook or give as gifts. If you took the morning gel printing class, you will have some gorgeous paper to use for covers! All materials are provided. Class size: 10. Registration Required.
      $50.00 members – $55.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 25, Fused/Pieced Quilting: The Granary Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Award-winning fiber artist Carol MacDougall will teach multiple applique techniques in this pictorial wall hanging quilt of the Shakers’ Granary and pasture, a favorite view of visitors! You will learn how to build detail in a fast way, covering fused applique, curved piecing, simple landscape techniques, free-motion stitching, and, time permitting, shading with pencils and paint. All levels welcome, basic sewing machine skills necessary. Bring: sewing machine, sharp scissors, scrap quilt sandwich, thread (white, light gray, and variegated sky colors), and a pencil. Fabric and all other material will be provided. Class size: 8. Registration Required.
      $80.00 members – $85.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • June 25, 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
  • June 27-29, Shaker Dance Revival Project: Summer Dance Intensive at Canterbury Shaker Village

    • Shaker Dance Revival Project: Summer Dance Intensive at Canterbury Shaker Village

    • Join us for three or six days of rigorous training from high caliber dance instructors in a range of disciplines, including ballet and an exciting variety of contemporary dance techniques and modern modalities.
      Under the direction of Resident Dance Maker Lorraine Chapman and Dance Revivalist Joan Talarico-Brodsky, program participants will attend classes given by an impressive roster of New England-based and nationally and internationally acclaimed dance educators.
      DATES: Two sessions June 22-24 and June 27-29
      TIMES: 9:00-4:30 each day. Includes lunch and tours of the Village
      COST: $200 for one session or $400 for both. Sign up for one session or both! Participants who sign up for both sessions by March 6 receive a $25 discount. Village members receive a 10% discount.
      AGES: Pre-professional dance students ages 15 and up
      For more information including class schedule, descriptions and instructor bios, click here or visit shakers.org/dancerevivalproject
      Download the flyer
    • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224
  • June 27 - July 1, Shaker Archaeological Dig - The Shaker Historical Society & Museum 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • The Shaker Historical Society announces that the Shaker Archaeological Dig is back! Join us for the whole week or certain days, June 27 through July 1 from 9-3pm. An RSVP is required to 216-921-1201.
      Co-Ed Grades 5-9. $40/day for members; $50/day for non-members. $175/week for members; $200/week for non-members. RSVP is required 216-921-1201
      The SHS in partnership with Master Teacher Rosemary Nemeth and Tri-C and CIA Archaeologist Elizabeth Hoag and the City of Shaker Heights will teach campers about archaeology in Shaker Heights. Who were the Shakers? Where did they live? No buildings remain—only their lakes, dams and mill foundations remain on the ground, but what’s UNDER THE GROUND?
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3 (Wednesdays), Field Ecology Course for High School Students entering Grades 10 through 12 at the Enfield Shaker Museum
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Under the guidance of retired science teacher, Lisa Torres, students will carefully examine the area ecology through field and laboratory study techniques on and near the grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum. They will also 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. High school students can earn ½ credit through their schools’ Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) programs.
      Cost: $300 per student. $270 Museum members. Scholarships available.
      To register, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346, or email 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 2016

  • February 23 - July 23, Shaker Makers: American Furniture Icons at the Shaker Historical Society & Museum
    • This exhibit will showcase the beautiful craftsmanship of the Shakers. We will be putting furniture from our collection on display to the public (some of it for the very first time!) Stop by the museum to see these wonderful Shaker furniture pieces.
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
  • 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
  • June 27 - July 1, Shaker Archaeological Dig - The Shaker Historical Society & Museum 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • The Shaker Historical Society announces that the Shaker Archaeological Dig is back! Join us for the whole week or certain days, June 27 through July 1 from 9-3pm. An RSVP is required to 216-921-1201.
      Co-Ed Grades 5-9. $40/day for members; $50/day for non-members. $175/week for members; $200/week for non-members. RSVP is required 216-921-1201
      The SHS in partnership with Master Teacher Rosemary Nemeth and Tri-C and CIA Archaeologist Elizabeth Hoag and the City of Shaker Heights will teach campers about archaeology in Shaker Heights. Who were the Shakers? Where did they live? No buildings remain—only their lakes, dams and mill foundations remain on the ground, but what’s UNDER THE GROUND?
    • The Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    • 216-921-1201
  • July 2, 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
  • July 4, Patriotic Sing-along and Pie Sale at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am
    • Celebrate the 4th of July in the Mary Keane Chapel with Organists George and Donna Butler. Veterans are invited to come in uniform and refreshments will be served. We will also be selling homemade pies. If you are interested in baking a pie, contact the Museum Gift Shop at (603) 632-4346.
      Cost: Free. Donations accepted.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 7, 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
  • July 9, 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 9, 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
  • July 9 and 10, Shaker Craft Fair and Country Picnic at Shaker Heritage Society 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Enjoy the beautiful upstate NY summer as you explore the booths of dozens of local and regional artisans on the grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. 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
  • July 12, Tuesday Tour: The Shaker Herb Garden at the Enfield Shaker Museum 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • How does the garden grow? Walk through the garden with retired Museum Herbalist, Happy Griffiths, and find out which herbs the Shakers used for medicinal, culinary and pesticide purposes
      Cost: Included with Museum admission.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30 pm “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers):” A Play with Music at Shaker Heritage Society 7:30 pm
    • “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers),” is a new play-with-music by local playwright Bruce Cornwell. The play tells the story of Ann Lee, who founded the first Shaker community in what is now the town of Colonie, New York. The Shaker religious sect eventually became America’s most important and successful utopian community with settlements established as far west as Kentucky. The musical score consists entirely of hymns and songs written by Shaker believers.
      For additional information, please visit www.secondcomingplay.com, email secondcomingplay@gmail.com or call (518) 588-4954.
      Tickets: $15
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • July 16, “Simple Gifts” Music Festival at Alfred Shaker Museum
    • “Simple Gifts” Music Festival.
    • Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
    • 207-324-8669 or 207-324-7650
  • July 17 and 24 at 3:30 pm“Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers):” A Play with Music at Shaker Heritage Society 3:30pm
    • “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers),” is a new play-with-music by local playwright Bruce Cornwell. The play tells the story of Ann Lee, who founded the first Shaker community in what is now the town of Colonie, New York. The Shaker religious sect eventually became America’s most important and successful utopian community with settlements established as far west as Kentucky. The musical score consists entirely of hymns and songs written by Shaker believers.
      For additional information, please visit www.secondcomingplay.com, email secondcomingplay@gmail.com or call (518) 588-4954.
      Tickets: $15
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • July 18 - 22, Inspired by the Shakers Children’s Summer Camp at the Enfield Shaker Museum
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Offered in partnership with AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire. Participants in this one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary camp will explore the architecture, gardens, food, music and dance traditions of the Shakers, and respond to them through their own creativity. Children will be dropped-off at the Enfield Shaker Museum each morning and stay on site through lunch. Afternoons will be spent at AVA Gallery and Art Center (transportation provided) where they will make original art inspired by their morning learning and investigations. Pick-up will be at AVA.
      Cost: $325 per child. $305 AVA and Enfield Shaker Museum members. Scholarships available.
      To register by July 11, please call AVA Gallery at (603) 448-3117 or go to AVA’s website, www.avagallery.org.
      The Enfield Shaker Museum component is funded in part by the Charles E. and Edna T. Brundage Charitable Scientific Wildlife Conservation Foundation and the Hypertherm HOPE Foundation.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 20, Cooking and Preserving with Fresh Herbs’ Series: Edible Flowers at the Enfield Shaker Museum 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Meet in the Great Stone Dwelling)
    • Learn how to make a beautiful edible flower salad with citrus dressing and use flowers to garnish your summer desserts! This workshop will begin with a short presentation on edible flowers, then we will gather edible flowers from the herb garden, head back to the kitchen in the Great Stone Dwelling and prepare some tasty treats with our harvest. Please bring your favorite pair of garden hand shears and some containers to bring 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 July 19, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 23, Reading the Book of Nature at the Enfield Shaker Museum 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Join artist and meditation teacher, Julie Püttgen, for an opportunity to read the book of nature as it manifests in the beautiful grounds of the Enfield Shaker Museum. We will combine guided walking meditations, simple movement and contemplative drawing from observation for a unique opportunity to slow down, savor being alive and celebrate the gifts all around and within us.
      Cost: $45 per person. $35 members. Class size is limited to 12.
      To register by July 22, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
    • The Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748
  • July 23, Shaker Herb Garden Program with Cathie Gifford at Shaker Heritage Society 10:30 am
    • The Watervliet Shakers had an extensive industry in producing herbal medicines, teas, vegetable and flower seeds and other products and sold these items throughout the US and internationally. Join gardener and SHS volunteer Cathie Gifford to learn more about the Shaker herb and seed industry, followed by a walk in our heritage herb garden, where you can see and smell over 100 varieties of plants historically grown and used by the Shakers. Pre-registration is required by July 20th.
      $10 per person.
    • Shaker Heritage Society, 875 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Suite 2 , Albany, NY 12211
  • July 23, 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
  • July 23, Green Cleaning Products Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am — 12:00 pm 1pm — 4pm
    • Throughout the 1800s, Shaker Sisters kept recipe books to make useful household products, many from natural ingredients. Participants in this workshop will make and take home several herbal cleaning products made from all-natural ingredients that are commonly found in the household. Clean and sanitize your home with satisfying, affordable, eco-friendly products that are safe for your family and pets. Learn to make great products at a fraction of the price for your home and as great gifts! There is a morning session and afternoon session; this listing is for the morning session.
      $45.00 members – $50.00 non-members. Morning and afternoon sessions.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 23, Cold-Process Soap Making Workshop at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am — 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
    • Throughout the 1800s, the Shakers made large batches of household soap in a large vat in the Soap Room, adjacent to the Community’s Wash Room in the 1821 Sisters’ Shop. Join Bill and Beth Miller of Parris House Wool Works to learn an easy, all natural cold process bath bar recipe. Students will be provided with all of the materials necessary, including a soap mold, to make a 2-pound loaf of cold process soap, which will produce up to 8 bath-size bars. A variety of essential oils will be used to scent batches and dried herbs and flowers from the Shakers’ historic herb gardens will be used for decoration to make lavender soap and citrus lemon verbena with calendula soap. Directions for cutting, curing, and testing the soap at home will be included. There is a morning and afternoon session, this listing is for the morning session. Class size: 10.
      $50.00 members – $55.00 non-members. Morning and afternoon sessions.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 23, Beginner’s Woodcarving Workshop: Colt at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • From the late 1700s through the 1950s, the Shakers kept horses for farmwork, logging, and transportation. Many of these animals raised from birth were beloved family pets to the Shakers. Join local, awardwinning, master-carver Norm Devonshire for the basics of carving, including proper use of the knife, types of cuts, methods and techniques, and sharpening. All participants will complete their own finished carving of a colt and leave with the skill set to begin a new hobby of woodcarving. No prior experience necessary. Ages 14 and up. Carving knives will be furnished for use, and for sale at additional cost. Class size: 6.
      $45.00 members – $50.00 non-members
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 23, Garlic Keeper Basket at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village 9:00 am — 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
    • Local artist and basketmaker Carolyn Kemp will instruct participants to make a garlic keeper open weave basket. Students will be provided with a complete kit, all materials, and written instructions so that more baskets can be made at home. Made from round reed, this open weave basket is a perfect place to store your garlic. A perfect class for beginners— all levels are welcome! Please bring: a water bucket or tub and scissors. There is a morning and an afternoon session, this listing is for the morning session. Class size: 10
      $40.00 members – $45.00 non-members.
    • Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, ME 04260
  • July 24, Shaker Sing at the Enfield Shaker Museum 3:00 pm – 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
  • July 24, “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers):” A Play with Music at the Shaker Heritage Society 7:30pm
    • “Second Coming: The Character and Ministry of Mother Ann Lee of the United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers),” is a new play-with-music by local playwright Bruce Cornwell. The play tells the story of Ann Lee, who founded the first Shaker community in what is now the town of Colonie, New York. The Shaker religious sect eventually became America’s most important and successful utopian community with settlements established as far west as Kentucky. The musical score consists entirely of hymns and songs written by Shaker believers.
      Tickets: $15
      For additional information, please visit www.secondcomingplay.com, email secondcomingplay@gmail.com or call (518) 588-4954.
    • Shaker Heritage Society 25 Meeting House Rd. Albany, New York 12211
  • 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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