Governor Chris Sununu 'Drives Back' to Canterbury Shaker Village

Recently, Governor Chris Sununu returned to Canterbury Shaker Village, although not in the same manner in which he first visited this past fall.

“He came back in a 1977 Pontiac Bonneville, the last car owned by the Canterbury Shakers,” explained Executive Director Leslie Nolan. “He saw it here at The Village during his last visit – and it was in complete disrepair. With the help of some local experts, he completely refurbished it.”

The classic car, she noted, required a lot of work. “When he had it towed back to him in the fall, it only went in reverse,” laughed Nolan, who expressed thanks to Londonderry BP, Tisdell Transmission, Hillz Auto Detailing, and Governor Sununu for his appreciation for The Village.

“There is so much to see and do here, and the property with all its beautiful trails is open to the public at no charge,” she added. “We hope the Governor’s interest in The Village sparks the interest of others.”

In addition to guided tours, Canterbury Shaker Village interprets Shaker life through exhibits, buildings, gardens, and programs. Canterbury Shaker Village is located at 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, New Hampshire, just south of Laconia and north of Concord. Canterbury Shaker Village is a member of the NH Heritage Museum Trail, which connects the public with culturally rich heritage institutions in New Hampshire. For more information, visit