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.”

About Canterbury Shaker Village
Featuring 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement, the Village is designated as a National Historic Landmark with 25 restored original Shaker buildings and 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings. In addition to tours, exhibits, and programs, Canterbury Shaker Village provides wonderful, relaxing, and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings and events.

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 about The Trail, visit