Canterbury Shaker Village Receives $10,000 Grant

Canterbury Shaker Village has received a $10,000 grant from the N.H. Preservation Alliance in partnership with The 1772 Foundation to replace the failing roof on the Brethren’s Shop. Built in 1824, the Brethren’s Shop originally contained spaces utilized by farmers, physicians, shoemakers, and spinning wheel makers. Later occupants included a printing office (1869-1877) and the carpenters’ shop.

Canterbury Shaker Village Receives $10,000 Grant

We are grateful to the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and The 1772 Foundation for providing much-needed support to ensure the Brethren’s Shop’s integrity and sustain its stories,” said Shirley Wajda, Ph.D., Curator of Collections at the Village.
Village Board Chair David Katz referred to the grant, made possible from The 1772 Foundation in cooperation with the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, as “an honor.” “It allows us to succeed in our continuing mission to preserve the Village’s historic buildings, collections, and landscape for visitors now and in the future,” he said. 

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