Learn Some History and Restore It At Canterbury Shaker Village

On July 22 and July 23, Canterbury Shaker Village will offer visitors a unique opportunity to not only learn some history, but restore a part of it at its popular two-day Stone Wall Workshop. “In this workshop, you will learn a skill you can readily apply at your own home,” said Leslie Nolan, executive director of the Village. “This workshop has proven to be one of our most popular.” 

Stone Wall Workshop

The hands-on workshops will be led by master stone artisan and mason Kevin Fife, who will also discuss the history of stone walls in New England and show participants different types of walls throughout the Village. Some walls in New England date back to the mid-1600s.

“Some sections of the stone walls at the Village are more than 200 years old, so the history is quite rich here,” added Nolan. “We supply lunch and the tools. It’s work, but we will take good care of you.”

Click this link to enroll in the Village’s Stone Wall Workshop, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 22/23. The workshop includes materials, gourmet lunch, and drinks each day. In addition to July 22/23, the Village will also host a two-day Stone Wall Workshop on August 26/27 and October 21/22. Tuition is $250 per person per workshop.

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

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 nhmuseumtrail.org.