Yearly Archives: 2016

Announcing the 2017 Student Essay Contest

The Alfred Shaker Museum Student Essay Contest is now open for entries! See the contest flyer for the rules.

To submit your essay, visit the Student Essay Contest page.

Deadline for submitting your essay is March 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Winners will be announced in early April, and awards will be presented soon thereafter.

FMI or to make arrangements to use the Museum library for research, call Mary Lee Dunn Maguire at 324-7088.

Museum & Gift Shop Open December 10

The Alfred Shaker Museum will be open this Saturday, December 10, from 10 AM – 4 PM. Come visit, have a cup of hot cider, and say hello!

Come visit the Museum gift shop for gifts or stocking stuffers!

May we suggest…

  • A good book for adults or children about the Shakers
  • A beautiful handcrafted wooden Shaker Box by Mark Jacobs
  • Art and crafts by local artists
  • Jams, pickles, and Shaker herbs
  • Brooms, walking sticks, scarves, sweaters, felted mittens…you name it, we might have it.

If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we might be able to order it. Just ask!

Looking forward to seeing you.

We make you kindly welcome!

Videos from the 2016 Speakers’ Series

Video: Tonya Shevenell’s The Home Road

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Video: Noah Binette’s The Saga of Malaga

Wool Fabric Sale, November 12

On Saturday, November 12th from 1 – 4 pm, there will be a Wool Fabric Sale at the Alfred Shaker Museum. This is new wool at more than reasonable prices. There is something there for everyone — rug braiders, rug hookers, penny rug makers and crafters, etc. who use new wool.

The Alfred Shaker Museum will be closing for the season that weekend, but will be open for special functions, which we will post on our website and the town website.

If you have any questions, contact Barbara Carlson at 207-651-6700.

Quillie Ornament Class Postponed

The November 5 Quillie Ornament class has been canceled due to some technical difficulties. The Museum will try to reschedule it for sometime in 2017. If you signed up for the class and pre-paid, contact Linda for reimbursement.

Final Speakers’ Forum Talk of the 2016 Season

Adam Nudd-Homeyer speaking at our final Speakers' Forum session for 2016. His subject was the making of Shaker chairs.

Adam Nudd-Homeyer speaking at our final Speakers’ Forum session for 2016. His subject was the making of Shaker chairs.

There’s Still Time to Sign Up For These Workshops!

To register for any of our workshops, call Linda at 490-5709 or register via e-mail at aaskov@metrocast.net.

October 29: Needle Felting with Beva Meagher

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November 5: Wool Quilled Christmas Ornaments with Pam Rowan

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Learn how to make these sweet “country-style” ornaments with just wool scraps. This workshop starts at 10:00 AM. Cost: $25.00 — You must pay and register by October 24, so contact Linda ASAP to get in on this fun class!

Coming on October 23: Shaker Chairs

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Coming on October 16: A Stonecutter’s Tale

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Sign Up Now for Sheep Class on October 29!

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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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