Americana Corner Awards $7,500 to Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury Shaker Village has been selected as a 2024 Americana Corner Preserving America Grant recipient with a $7,500 award to preserve ten windows in its historic Meeting House. Awarding more than $1.4 million in 2024, the Preserving America Grant Program was established to assist nonprofit organizations in telling “the incredible story” of America from its founding through its first century as a nation.

Schoolhouse Restoration Nearly Complete at Canterbury Shaker Village

Schoolhouse Restoration

By spring, staff at Canterbury Shaker Village expect to complete restoration of the Schoolhouse (c. 1823/63), a project made possible through key financial contributions, including a $10,000 grant from Daughters of the American Revolution. Begun in 2021, the multi-year project has included a new roof, repair and partial replacement of deteriorated clapboards, gutters, rainwater leaders, and other exterior features, along with repainting and restoration of 26 windows.

Symphony NH String Quartet to Perform at Canterbury Shaker Village


On Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:00 p.m., Symphony NH String Quartet will perform at Canterbury Shaker Village as part of Concert & Cocktails.

A themed evening, Concert & Cocktails concludes with a reception featuring appetizers by Lacey Tokash Catering and a Hot Bourbon signature drink by Cold Garden Distillery in the Village’s Hubbard Gallery at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 and seating is limited for this special performance.

Annual Fund Campaign Underscores Importance of Shaker History

Every year, Canterbury Shaker Village engages in an Annual Fund Campaign to not just raise needed funds, but remind people of the importance of Shaker history. “The Shakers were real people,” said Maryevelyn Monty Pilotte, tour guide at the Village. “They contributed to the betterment of the world outside their communities.”

Canterbury Shaker Village Offers Chance to “Rebuild” History

Stone Wall Building

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.