In December, Canterbury Shaker Village received a $109,755 matching grant from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) to fund a new roof, at its Dwelling House. One of 26 restored original Shaker buildings at the Village, a National Historic Landmark, the Dwelling House is a T-shaped structure with 56 rooms that has been expanded numerous times since its construction in 1793.
The 2023 Delta Dental Snow or No We Go Trail Series returns to Canterbury Shaker Village on January 28, February 11, and February 18. Taking place at 10:00 a.m., the races provide snowshoers with the opportunity to hike, jog, or run through the Village’s extensive trail system.
On Saturday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m., Symphony NH Concertmaster Quartet will perform at Canterbury Shaker Village. Musicians to perform include Concertmaster Elliott Markow, Assistant Principal Viola Elaine Leisinger, Lynn Basila (violin), and Nathaniel Lathrop (cello).
This year, Canterbury Shaker Village received financial support from several funders to begin an ambitious restoration of its Schoolhouse (c. 1823/63) that began this spring and will be completed next summer.
On Saturday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m., Canterbury Shaker Village will host Concert & Cocktails, a holiday string quartet concert with Symphony NH, the first of several ‘Merry Merry Canterbury’ events. Concert & Cocktails is made possible with support from Coaches Collective International, Cambridge Trust, and Betsy & Bruce Stefany.
Throughout spring 2022, Liz and Matt Myer Boulton of SALT, an Emmy Award-winning production company, captured Canterbury Shaker Village through film. Funded by New Hampshire Humanities, the project resulted in a visitor orientation film, ‘Holy Ground,’ that will be shown at Peterborough Community Theatre on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and will include wine and popcorn.
On Saturday, October 15 and October 22 at 10:00 a.m., Canterbury Shaker Village will host 5K cross-country races as part of the Delta Dental XC Series.
Stone walls are found throughout the New England countryside—and set on nearly 700 acres just outside Concord, New Hampshire, Canterbury Shaker Village is no exception. “We have stone walls throughout our property, some of which need repairs during the warmer months,” explained Executive Director Leslie Nolan. “Several years ago, we realized we had the perfect backdrop for a workshop-style program.”
While people often look toward the future, Canterbury Shaker Village’s guided daily tours offer insights into the past that are relevant today. Lead Tour Guide Dick Bennett explains how that’s possible.
On Monday, September 19, William Halacy will facilitate the first in a series of 8 weekly Tai Chi classes at Canterbury Shaker Village. He will teach the Yang style tai chi chuan form.