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.
Since June 26, Canterbury Shaker Village’s Music on the Green has delighted guests of all ages every Sunday afternoon with live performances, a series that concludes on Sunday, September 11 with Jan Fuller & Harel Gietheim.
Featuring craft booths, Beans & Greens Taco Truck, guided tours, live music, and more, Canterbury Shaker Village’s annual Artisan Market is an invitation to celebrate the past and look to the future.
On Sunday, September 4, Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli will perform at Canterbury Shaker Village’s Music on the Green series with special guest, Anelise.
A unique, local NH acoustic Americana 6-piece band featuring strings and shared vocal harmonies, Peabody’s Coal Train (PCT) will perform at Canterbury Shaker Village on Sunday, August 28 as part of Music on the Green.
On Sunday, August 21, singer-songwriter and NH native Katie Dobbins will perform at Canterbury Shaker Village’s Music on the Green series.
If you have ever walked in the woods anywhere in New England, you have likely stumbled into an old stone wall and wondered at their purpose and how they were built.
On Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Canterbury Shaker Village will host an Artisan Market with craft booths, guided tours, live music, farmers’ market, food, and more.