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2014 Programs & Events

The Enfield Shaker Museum is focused on sharing the history and culture of the Enfield Shakers. The Museum is open year round and offers a full calendar of special events throughout the seasons.

Visitors to the Museum can enjoy a variety of activities including traditional craft demonstrations, indoor and outdoor educational programs, exhibits, tours, overnight packages, workshops, evening fundraising events and scholarly programs. For something created just for you, view our calendar of events below.

Our summer hours (May 1 to October 31) are Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday Noon to 5:00 pm. Winter hours (November 1 to April 30) are Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm. Our last tour of the day begins one hour before closing time.

In winter we offer guided tours on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday and self-guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Day after Christmas.

Summer Events

Saturday, August 9 through September 27, 2014 - Regular Museum Hours

Exhibit: Spotlight On North Family Cooperage

An exhibit of how the production of cooperage in 1869 became the mainstay of the North Family's economy and returned them to solvency.

Cost: Regular admission. Members free.

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Hammered Dulcimer, Fiddle and Banjo Concert

This benefit concert with 100% of the ticket sales donated to the Enfield Shaker Museum and the Upper Valley Land Trust will include original and old time Appalachian music performed by Ken and Brad Kolodner.

Cost: $25 per person

Contact the Enfield Shaker Museum to purchase your tickets today. Phone: (603) 632-4346. Email: giftshop@shakermuseum.org.

About Ken and Brad Kolodner

Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the United States, Baltimore's Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a "creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation." The dynamic father-son duo pushes the boundaries of the Appalachian tradition by infusing their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful and unique interpretations of traditional and original fiddler tunes and songs. Visit their website to learn more about their music: www.kenandbrad.com.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Using and Preserving Tomatoes

Tomatoes tonight and some for the winter…

Open to adults and limited to ten participants. This hands on workshop, taught by Herbalist Happy Griffith and Chef Nan Munsey, teaches four recipes using garden fresh tomatoes and new techniques for saving tomatoes for use in the winter.

Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members

Register by calling ESM at (603) 632-4346 or email giftshop@shakermuseum.org.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Shaker Harvest Festival

A yearly tradition set on the picturesque grounds of the Enfield Shaker Village.

Celebrate the autumn harvest with horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, hay stack treasure hunt, cider making, butter churning, ice cream cranking, candle dipping, traditional crafts including broom making, farm animals, musical entertainment including Blue Grass and a special a cappella concert in the Mary Keane Chapel, museum tours with a cooperage exhibit, a special sheep herding demonstration and more. Lunch available.

Cost: Adults – $12, Ages 13 to 17 – $8, Ages 12 and under – $5, Families of 3 or more – $20. Hearth Broom Workshop $5.

Overnight rooms available throughout the weekend.

Walk in or register by calling the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.

 

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.