Alfred Shaker Museum

Alfred Shaker Museum


The Alfred Shaker Museum is housed in the 1875 former Shaker Carriage House building that was part of the Alfred Shaker Community. Located in Alfred, Maine this community was active from 1793-1931. The Christian Brothers of Instruction purchased the property in 1931 from the Shakers and are still in residence. The Shaker Museum is one of eight remaining Shaker buildings on Shaker Hill. There is also a beautifully maintained Shaker cemetery.

The Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum, a grass roots group, is busily raising funds and providing volunteer labor. They are working to complete the interior of the building that will become a museum to display Shaker items, and include an all purpose function room to use as an educational facility and community center. For additional information click here.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to historically restore, preserve, and maintain the building constructed as the Alfred Shaker Wood, Lumber Storage, and Carriage House and its surroundings for the purpose of establishing a museum in which to exhibit Shaker articles, offer educational opportunities, and collect and conserve Shaker material.


A former Brother of Christian Instruction remembers his time at the Alfred Shaker Village. Click here.

Mr. Hobbs has sent us photographs and information about some of his ancestors who lived at the Alfred Shaker Village. Click here.

HOURS

 

Open: Museum is opening 1n May 2014. Date TBA. Hours are Wednesday and Saturday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. or by appointment.

ADMISSION


Free. Donations are gratefully accepted

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS


Located in York County, Maine in the Shiretown of Alfred. The Museum is located just off route 202 at 118 Shaker Hill Rd., just north of the center of the town of Alfred.



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INFORMATION


Alfred Shaker Museum
118 Shaker Hill Rd.
Alfred, Maine 04002
Telephone: 207-490-5709 (Museum Director) or 207-324-7650 (President of Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum)
Email: info@alfredshakermuseum.com

Web Site: http://www.alfredshakermuseum.com

For information on activities and events
at the Alfred Shaker Museum,
please go to our Calendar of Shaker Events.