ne 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.
An historic Shaker woodworking shop will serve as backdrop to Canterbury Shaker Village’s Make a #3 Shaker Oval Box Workshop on Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Canterbury Shaker Village has launched its Annual Fund Campaign, a fund (and friend) raising effort designed to address gaps in its annual budget. For staff as well as members on the Board of Trustees, however, the Annual Fund Campaign also serves as a gentle reminder of the Village’s continued significance.
Canterbury Shaker Village has received a $210,998 Museums for America Award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support a three-year collections inventory and cataloging project.
On Saturday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Canterbury Shaker Village will host Artisan Market, featuring handcrafted art and crafts, food truck, and mobile cocktail bar.
In total, the Village’s Artisan Market will feature more than 25 vendors, some of whom include Carroll Studio Gallery, Weston Hand Carved Spoons, Erica Walker Jewelry, and Anne Boisvert Pottery.
Dudley Laufman and Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra will perform at Canterbury Shaker Village’s Music on the Green summer series on Sunday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m. Founder of Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra, which recorded their very first full-length LP of dance music in 1972, Laufman received a National Heritage Fellowship award in 2009, the country’s highest honor in the folk arts.
With estimates ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of miles in total length, stone walls are ubiquitous in New Hampshire and throughout Canterbury Shaker Village.
Renowned for their minimalist and timeless design, Shaker chairs continue to serve as a source of fascination for visitors to Canterbury Shaker Village, which offers a chance to build one at an upcoming workshop.
Every summer, Canterbury Shaker Village welcomes college student interns, an experience described by Executive Director Leslie Nolan as “especially gratifying for staff.”
A local, New Hampshire-based acoustic Americana 6-piece band featuring strings and shared vocal harmonies, Peabody’s Coal Train (PCT) will return to Canterbury Shaker Village on Sunday, August 20 as part of Music on the Green.