Monthly Archives: July 2014

2nd Annual Simple Gifts Festival

This year’s Simple Gifts Festival took place on Saturday, July 19, in conjunction with Alfred Festival Days. The concert opened with traditional songs from the Mark O’Connor Method books performed by string teachers and their students. The opener was followed by a variety of artists playing Shaker tunes, traditional songs, and even the Maine première of an original composition! FASM was on hand to provide refreshments and hospitality, and the museum and gift shop were open during the concert.

Here are some photos…

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July 31 is Almost Here!

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Don’t forget! July 31 is the deadline to enter the Painted Chair Contest! The entry form and all you need to know are on the Painted Chair Contest Events page.

Simple Gifts Music Festival

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Next Saturday is July 19, which is the date for the Alfred Festival Day and for our Simple Gifts Music Festival. FASM will be on hand with refreshments, and the Museum Gift Shop will be open.

The open “jam session” begins at 5 PM, and the concert begins at 6. Come and enjoy an enchanting evening of music and performance dedicated to the Alfred Shakers.

Museum Hours:

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

Closing for the season on November 11.

Admission: Free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

We are dog-friendly. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome in our building.

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