Monthly Archives: March 2015

Attention Kennebunk Savings Customers: Please Vote for FASM!

If you have accounts at Kennebunk Savings Bank, please remember to vote in their 2015 Customer Ballot for Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum. KSB’s community giving program will award donations to the 125 non-profits that receive the greatest number of votes.

The deadline to vote is April 15. You can do it online or by picking up a paper ballot at a bank branch.

It’s one very easy way to help FASM’s income flow! Thanks.

Please pass this on to anyone you think may help us to a win!

Mark Your Calendars Now!

On Sunday, June 7, the Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum will hold a first-of-its-kind event that you won’t want to miss: an authentic Shaker dinner!

shaker-your-plateBased on the recipes in Shaker Your Plate: Of Shaker Cooks and Cooking by Sister Frances A. Carr of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community and other Shaker cookbooks, the dinner menu features the simple-but-timeless cuisine of the Shaker communities. It’s not difficult to imagine the Alfred Shakers sitting down to a similar meal after a day of mindful labor. The dinner will be prepared and served by a local caterer who creates all of the dinners for FASM’s annual meetings.

Tickets are limited to 25 people. They will be available starting on May 1, and you can either get them from a FASM member or at DeWolfe and Wood in the center of Alfred Village. Only 25 tickets will be available, so get them early!

For more information, contact Museum Curator Linda Aaskov.

FASM 2015 Season and Town Song Update


The Alfred Shaker Museum will open for the season on May 16. The theme of this year’s exhibit is “The Shaker Kitchen.” The winners of the Student Essay Contest will be announced on our opening day. Come join us!

Town Song Update

If you are an Alfred resident and eligible to vote, don’t miss your chance to name “Simple Gifts” as Alfred’s Town Song. We will vote on this measure at the Town Meeting on March 28. Be there!

Mark Your Calendars!

Save the date for Sunday, June 7 for a first-ever event at the Alfred Shaker Museum! Details will follow shortly…

Maine Maple Sunday at the Museum

The Museum in winter.

The Museum in winter.

The Alfred Shaker Museum will be open on Maine Maple Sunday (March 22, 2015). Come join us for refreshments!

The Museum Gift Shop will also be open for shopping. Browse our collections of handcrafted items ranging from Shaker brooms and boxes to braided rugs, pickles, and preserves, plus books, prints, notecards, and many other fun items.


If you’d like to become a Friend of the Alfred Shaker Museum, visit our Become a Friend page for information and a membership application.

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.

Become a Friend of the Alfred Shaker Museum!

FASM meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the Alfred Shaker Museum. The public is invited to our meetings (unless announced otherwise).

We welcome new members! To join FASM, see our Become a Friend page.

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