Join Education Manager Kyle Sandler in the Carriage House for an exclusive Members’ preview of our upcoming special exhibition, “For Shakers, By Shakers: Canterbury Shaker Furniture from the Collection.” Shaker-made furniture has long been considered as emblematic of Shaker values. At the same time, these forms served as much-needed tools for communal work and living. As their village grew due to population growth and industry between 1792 and 1863, the Canterbury Shakers constructed nearly one hundred buildings. Shaker craftsmen supplied these buildings with a variety of furnishings for work and business, dining and storage, and rest and recreation.
Opening on Saturday, May 13th, this new exhibition explores the breadth of Canterbury Shaker furniture through craftsmanship, color, design, materials, and purpose. This is a free Members-Only event.