Canterbury Shaker Village Offers Chance to “Rebuild” History

One of Canterbury Shaker Village’s most popular offerings, Stone Wall Workshop returns one final time for the 2023 season on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, respectively. Providing participants with the unique opportunity to not just learn about history, but help restore it, the workshop is led by master stone artisan and mason Kevin Fife.

“History comes to life with Kevin,” said Leslie Nolan, executive director of the Village. “These workshops are fun and informative, and participants walk away with a practical skill they can practice at home.” 

Stone Wall Building

Citing their Stone Wall Workshop as one of many experiential learning opportunities offered year-round at the Village, Nolan said their hope is to inspire people of all ages to learn more about the Shakers. “These were successful innovators and entrepreneurs who developed an incredibly effective, efficient, and egalitarian way of life,” she said. “Shaker craftsmanship and ingenuity only tell part of their incredible story.”

As for the Stone Wall Workshop itself, Nolan said participants will complete restoration of a section of a stone wall at the Village. “This is the final push,” she added.

The two-day workshop includes materials, gourmet lunch, and drinks. Tuition is $250 per person per workshop. 

Click here to register.

About Canterbury Shaker Village

Featuring 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement, the Village is designated as a National Historic Landmark with 25 restored original Shaker buildings and 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings. In addition to tours, exhibits, and programs, Canterbury Shaker Village provides wonderful, relaxing, and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings

Canterbury Shaker Village is a member of the NH Heritage Museum Trail, which connects the public with culturally rich heritage institutions in New Hampshire. For more information about The Trail, visit