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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.

Winter Events

Saturday, January 31 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Fourth Annual Shaker Snowshoe Festival

Experience the Shaker legacy on this fun-filled day of winter activities.

  • Goodie bags complete with trail map, surprises, and a raffle ticket for the chance to win items like home-made mittens, gift cards, and more
  • Snowshoeing on three groomed and monitored loops, in addition to other trails
  • Snowshoe clinics with L.L. Bean
  • Dog sledding
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Snow games and tube riding
  • Ice skating on the Mill Pond (bring your own skates)
  • Museum Shaker Quest (an inside scavenger hunt for children)
  • Home-made lunch available for purchase
  • Overnight packages also available

Cost: Adults $12, Ages 13 to 17 $8, Ages 12 and under $5, families* of three or more $20.

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

*Families of three or more includes parent(s)/guardian(s) and children under 18.

Sunday, February 8 3:00 to 5:30 pm

Shaker Sing

Join us for this informal sing led by Mary Ann Haagen in the Great Stone Dwelling Meeting Room. All are welcome. No previous experience required. Music will be provided and taught to all. Bring a friend! Lots of socializing and refreshments available.

Please email mah@valley.net if you can attend.

Cost: Free

Spring Events

Friday through Sunday, April 24 through 26, 2015

Spring Shaker Forum

Immerse yourself in Shaker Studies for a weekend of lectures, tours and a special preservation update.

Weekend packages include overnight stays, meals and programs. Scholarly papers will be reviewed for awards.

Interested in submitting a paper, click on the “Call for Papers” link on the Home page.

For rates and to register: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email info@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.