Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lobster Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Bruce Gile of Alfred for being the lucky winner of our Lobster Raffle! He wins 6 lobsters and 5 pounds of steamers from LaFlamme’s Lobster. Linda Aaskov, curator of the Alfred Shaker Museum, presented Bruce with his gift certificate.

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Scenes from the Shaker Hill Apple Festival

This year’s Shaker Hill Apple Festival was a huge success! The pleasant weather brought out visitors by the thousands. Here are a few snapshots from the Festival.

A young knight with a balloon helmet and sword takes a pony ride.

A young knight with a balloon helmet and sword takes a pony ride.

The Yard Sale and craft booths were well-attended.

The Yard Sale and craft booths were well-attended.

All Aboard for the hayride!

All Aboard for the hayride!

Barbara and Lily mannig the Gift Shop

Barbara and Lily manning the Gift Shop

One of 7 remaining Shaker apple trees at the Brothers of Christian Instruction

One of 7 remaining Shaker apple trees at the Brothers of Christian Instruction

Sunflowers in the Brothers' garden

Sunflowers in the Brothers’ garden

Learn Needle Felting Techniques with Beva

Make this "Yankee Hooter Owl" in the workshop! The colorful rug and Shaker boxes in the background are available at the Museum Gift Shop.

Make this “Yankee Hooter Owl” in the workshop! The colorful rug and Shaker boxes in the background are available at the Museum Gift Shop.

Create your own “Yankee Hooter Owl” at the Alfred Shaker Museum. The workshop takes place on Saturday, October 19 starting at 10 AM.

Cost: $15.00 for the kit fee, $5.00 for the class fee.

Cal Linda at 207-490-5709 to register.

The Museum in Summer

Front of the Museum with some wildflowers blooming in the garden.

Front of the Museum with some wildflowers blooming in the garden.

Course on Shaker History Offered

Massabesic Center for Adult Learning (MCAL) is offering the course “Introduction to the Shakers” on Wednesday, October 30 from 6-8 PM with instructor Lloyd Hunt. If you’ve ever been curious about the Shaker communities — especially the Alfred Shakers — this course is your opportunity to learn more.

Here’s the description:

The Shakers were considered a “utopian” religious community that existed for over 230 years. Their beginnings were in England, but there was also a vibrant Shaker community here in Alfred. Join us to learn about the basic principles of the society along with the evolution of certain practices. Discuss the difficulties the society has faced and gather information about the remaining community at Sabbathday Lake and various historical locations.

Cost for the course is $14.00. Visit the MCAL website to see the course details and to sign up.

Museum Hours:

Museum Hours: 1 PM - 4 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and by appointment.

Closing for the season on November 15.

Admission: Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

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