Student Essay Contest

Thanks to the students who entered essays for our 2017 Essay Contest!

Sarah Bouley (left), 2017 Essay Contest winner, is congratulated by Museum Curator Linda Aaskov at the 2017 Museum Opening Day in May.

Congratulations to Sarah Bouley, winner of both the 2016 and 2017 Student Essay Contests. Sarah read her winning essay, “How the Shakers Earned a Living in Alfred,” at the Museum’s opening day festivities on May 13.

Read more about the Student Essay Contest here.

Read some past winning essays here.

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