Canterbury Shaker Village Names New Director

Leslie Nolan of Fairfield, Connecticut, has been named to lead Canterbury Shaker Village as Executive Director effective February 3, 2020.   Nolan was Executive Director of the Wilton Historical Society in Connecticut from 2012 to 2017, and has just completed a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in Ukraine.  In Wilton, she led strategy, operations, fundraising, and capital […]

Experience the Spirit of Christmas at Canterbury Shaker Village

Footsteps crunching on snow, twinkling white light along footpaths, stately historic buildings, and candlelight flickering through multi-paned windows—this is Christmas at Canterbury, Saturday, Dec. 14 from 3 to 8 pm.  Sing Christmas carols as we light the Village Christmas tree. Enjoy a steaming cup of hot cider to warm you up. Take a selfie with […]

Concerts, Tours, and Holiday Festivities at Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village’s serene beauty shines through in November.  If you haven’t yet come to visit, there’s still time. The village is open weekends through November 24th and then re-opens for holiday events.  Through November 24, guided tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm, and the Café is open from 11-2.  […]

Artisan Festival Returns to Canterbury Shaker Village, Saturday September 14

The Canterbury Artisan Festival on Saturday, September 14 is one of the area’s most distinctive fall festivals.   Open from 10 am to 5 pm, the Village will host juried craftsmen, live music, a food truck, and horse-drawn wagon rides.  There’s even old-fashioned ice-cream making, cider-pressing, and butter-making for the kids.  Admire the creativity of 50 […]

NH Permaculture Day at Canterbury Shaker Village, August 17

The 7th annual New Hampshire Permaculture Day takes place at Canterbury Shaker Village on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm. Through hands-on workshops, demos, discussions, and guided walks, you can learn about local food systems, enhanced soil health, indigenous wisdom of plants as food and medicine, and sustainably-raised livestock.  Climate change, […]

Arts Week Returns to Canterbury Shaker Village, July 23 – August 3

Artists in Residence, Theater, Dance, Music, Sculpture Shaker Saturday August 3 free admission for children Five lucky artists are moving to Canterbury Shaker Village in July, not to become Shakers but to find new inspiration and share their creative process with visitors.  Amid the lush and peaceful hilltop setting of historic buildings and gardens, there […]

Canterbury Shaker Village’s Traditional Craft Days, June 29 & 30

Tired of staring at a screen? Step into the sounds and sights of yesterday at the 2nd annual Traditional Craft Days at Canterbury Shaker Village, on June 29th and 30th. Bring the family and visit with the craftsmen, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food and even try your hand at lacemaking, felting, weaving, rug […]

Canterbury Shaker Village Hosts Annual 5k Race on May 11

Free Admission to Mothers on May 12 Trails Network also Available for Walking and Nature Observation Runners are invited to participate in Canterbury Shaker Village’s 12th annual Cross Country 5K, part of the Northeast Delta Dental Capital Area Race Series. The course is entirely off-road, winding through the beautiful woods and fields of the Village, and […]

Canterbury Shaker Village Opens May 4th

Canterbury Shaker Village Opens May 4th Heifer Parade & Free Opening Day Kicks off 50th Anniversary Year Canterbury Shaker Village opens for the season on Saturday, May 4 from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free to all. For many families, the highlight of the day is the Heifer Parade at 11 am, when young […]