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2016 Programs & Events

The Enfield Shaker Museum is focused on sharing the history and culture of the Enfield Shakers.

Visitors to the Museum can enjoy a variety of activities including: exhibits, tours, traditional craft demonstrations, indoor and outdoor educational programs, workshops, scholarly programs, fundraising events, trails and overnight packages.

For something created just for you, view our calendar of events below.

For more information, please contact us via email at info@shakermuseum.org or call us at (603) 632-4346.





Fall Events

Saturdays and Sundays December 3 – 17 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Decorate the Ministry House Classroom and Trees

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.

Saturday, December 3 – 17 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Festival of Trees

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.

Saturday, December 10 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Traditional Tree Ornament Making

Bring your child or grandchild to this fun afternoon of making ornaments that remind us of the sights and smells of long-ago holidays. Choose from clove oranges, popcorn-cranberry garland, shaped cinnamon ornaments, noting lidded paper boxes and more! All materials and tools supplied. Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: $25 adult with one child. $20 Members. Class size limited to 10.

To register by December 2, call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.

Saturday, December 10 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Gift Drawing

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.

Sunday, December 11 1:00 pm

Holiday Cookie Fair

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.

Sunday, December 11 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Gift Boxes Workshop    

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.

Wednesday, December 28

Call for Papers for Spring Shaker Forum Deadline

A weekend conference at the Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH

The Enfield Shaker Museum’s Annual Forum on the Shakers will be held on April 21 – 23, 2017. The Museum is seeking proposals for papers and presentations for Saturday, April 22 from 9 am – 4 pm. Preference will be given to proposals based on primary sources such as, but not limited to, journals, ledger books, oral histories, newspapers, artifacts, correspondence and maps. Each lecture must be no more than 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers. Shaker Workshops will once again award a $500 cash prize to the presenter demonstrating the highest standard in new, outstanding scholarship. All presenters will receive a free weekend package.

To Submit a Proposal: Send an abstract of 500 words or fewer and a CV or resume by December 28 to Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748, or email to education@shakermuseum.org. Please include your name, address and a phone number in your email. Applicants will be notified of the presenting schedule by January 15. Those eligible for receipt of the Shaker Workshops’ Award will be asked to submit their papers (preferably by email) by March 1. The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 22. Applicants with Abstracts not chosen may participate in a poster session shown throughout the weekend. General registration and other information available by linking to the complete Call for Papers here or by emailing info@shakermuseum.org or calling (603) 632-4346.

Winter Events

Sunday, January 15 3:00 – 5:30 pm

Shaker Sing

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.

Date to be determined 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Snowshoe Festival

The 6th annual Snowshoe Festival is an outdoor event to celebrate winter, snowshoeing, community, fitness and fun. We will offer horse-drawn wagon and dog sled rides. Participants will enjoy snowshoeing on three trails and L.L.Bean will hold snowshoe clinics throughout the day. Snow games, a fire pit for warming and roasting marshmallows will be enjoyed by all while a Penguin mascot will add enthusiasm to the theme. Lunch, photo booth and inside tours will be available. Participants will also receive a bag full of surprises at registration.

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).

Team rates: Adults and teens 10 or fewer $50 and 11 or more $100.

To register or sponsor this event: call (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.
Snowshoes available for loan (first come, first served, so please register early).

Overnight packages also available.

Enfield Shaker Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational institution dedicated to interpreting and preserving the complex history of the Enfield Shaker Village and the Missionaries of La Salette.