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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, June 10 through August 31, 2014 - Regular Museum Hours

Exhibit: Spotlight On Poplarware

Poplarware was a unique Shaker craft produced at Enfield and other Shaker villages in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibit examines this unusual decorative form and how it developed in response to changing forces within the communities, and as an example of the ever changing nature of products the Shakers sold to the world to support their communal existence.

Cost: Regular admission. Members free.

Monday, July 28 - August 1, 2014 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Creative Exploration

Open to ages 9 - 12 and taught by faculty from the Enfield Shaker Museum and AVA Gallery and Art Center of Lebanon, NH, participants in this exciting new partnership program will explore the architecture, music, and dance traditions of the Shakers, with visits planned to the Museum to start the day. Afternoons will be spent back at AVA, where the mornings' experiences will be turned into visual art. The camp concludes with an exhibition of student artwork at the Museum.

Cost: $300 members, $325 non-members (scholarships available)

Register at AVA (603) 448-3117 or at www.avagallery.org

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.

Saturday, August 16 – 6:00 pm

Dragonfly Ball Fundraiser

Join us for an evening of cocktails, dancing, and exciting auction and raffle prizes. Featuring a delicious seated dinner and music by Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Band. Proceeds benefit the Enfield Shaker Museum.

Cost: $65 per person, 10% off to members.

To purchase tickets, contact us at (603) 632-4346 or email events@shakermuseum.org.

Overnight rooms are available.

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.


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.