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2016 Programs & Events

The Enfield Shaker Museum is focused on sharing the history and culture of the Enfield Shakers. The Museum Gift Shop and Tours will be closed through April 1, 2016. We will be open for special events and programs. See our calendar below:

Our offices will be open weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We will also be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

Group tours are available by appointment.

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.

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

Winter Events

Friday, February 5 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Astronomy Night

An event for all ages!

Join star-gazing enthusiasts outside the Great Stone Dwelling to learn about astronomy, and share your knowledge and stellar stories. Bring your own binoculars, telescopes and eyes to see the amazing night sky. After, warm up with hot cocoa and cookies in the dining room of the Great Stone Dwelling.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Call the Enfield Shaker Museum at (603) 632-4346 for event confirmation in case of cloudy skies.

Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Winter Vacation Shaker Camp

Children ages 9 to 12 will enjoy fun, indoor and outdoor, activities. They will build snow replicas of the village structures. They will explore the Shaker Trails on snowshoes, learn how to knit, sew and weave and create gift drawings. Campers will do some of the activities the Shaker children did in winter for work and play. Snacks will be made by the children and the Museum will provide the ingredients. Friday lunch will be a Shaker Feast!

Campers should bring: clothes and accessories for outdoor play, snowshoes (if they have them), and a bagged lunch for Monday through Thursday. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies. Early drop-off and late pick-up available.

Cost: $80 per person. 10% discount for members. An additional $10 for early (8:00 am) drop-off and late (5:00 pm) pick-up. Scholarships are also available.

To register: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org

This event is partially funded by the Hypertherm HOPE Foundation.

hypertherm hope

Saturday, February 27 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Gift Drawing Workshop

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 members. All materials will be provided.

To register: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or email education@shakermuseum.org.

Saturday, March 26 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Penny Rug Workshop

Join instructor Nancy DeCesare for a workshop on the historical “Penny Rug” craft. Dating back to the 1800s, Penny Rugs are made from felted wool. Today's versions come in many shapes, sizes, and patterns, but this workshop will focus on the original "penny" design where many coin shaped pieces are stitched together to make a larger piece. We will provide all materials including wool, thread, pattern, and needles. There will be a break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for lunch. Please bring a bagged lunch or plan to purchase something locally.

Cost: $115 per person. $95 members. (A $35 non-refundable materials deposit required by March 12.)

To register: call the Museum at (603) 632-4346 or education@shakermuseum.org. Class is limited to 6, so register early!

Sunday, May 1 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring Open House

Join us for Museum exhibits, tours of our winter preservation projects, hands-on children's activities, admission and Gift Shop savings, free refreshments and more!

While at the Museum register to volunteer in our 2016 archaeological dig, to become a Village Gardener, for a plot in our Community Garden or for one of our many education workshops.

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.