The Enfield Shaker Museum's mission is to protect and showcase its historical structures and landscape, as well as Shaker cultural heritage.
Just what's Shaker culture you might ask? Well, nestled right in a valley between Mascoma Lake and Mt Assurance is the Enfield Shaker which has been cherished for over 200 years. Its peak was actually in the mid-19th century, when the community was home to three "families" of Shakers.
These people practiced equality among other beliefs, and they farmed over 3,000 acres of land, as well as educated children in modern schools, and worshipped in the "Shaker" way
Today, you can learn all about their story in the Enfield Shaker Museum.
The museum's collections enhance your learning experience as all of the objects are made by, used or illustrate the life of the Enfield Shakers, and Shakerism in general.
From the most common of everyday objects, to the largest artifacts of the building and the site itself, you really can gain a sense of appreciation and understanding of this unique way of life, and the lives of those shakers who once lived in this New Hampshire region.
It's a day of learning, exploration and discover about a fascinating aspect of New Hampshire's rich history