Enfield Spring Forum 2017

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Spring Forum on the Shakers

April 21 – 23, 2017

A weekend conference at the Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH FB event

  • We are pleased to report that both Sharon and Rich Roth will be presenting papers this year, more to come

You can find a version of Sharon's paper she gave later in the year at Country School Association of America at:

The Enfield Shaker Museum’s Annual Forum on the Shakers will be held April 21 – 23, 2017. The Museum is seeking proposals for papers and presentations for Saturday, April 22 from 9 am – 4 pm. Preference will be given to proposals based on primary sources such as, but not limited to, journals, ledger books, oral histories, newspapers, artifacts, correspondence and maps. Each lecture must be no more than 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers. Shaker Workshops will once again award a $500 cash prize to the presenter demonstrating the highest standard in new, outstanding scholarship. All presenters will receive a free weekend package.

The Forum will include lectures, tours, receptions and meals. The audience will consist of 75 – 100 people, with a general interest in Shaker studies. A welcome reception, dinner and program will be held on Friday, April 21. Programs, presentations, tours and performances will be held all day on Saturday, April 22. A dinner and program will be held on Saturday evening. Site-related programs and tours will be held on Sunday morning following breakfast.

To Submit a Proposal: Send an abstract of 500 words or fewer and a CV or resume by December 28 to Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH 03748, or email to education@shakermuseum.org. Please include your name, address and a phone number in your email. Applicants will be notified of the presenting schedule by January 15. Those eligible for receipt of the Shaker Workshops’ Award will be asked to submit their papers (preferably by email) by March 1. The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 22. Applicants with Abstracts not chosen may participate in a poster session shown throughout the weekend if interested.

General Registration: Weekend package rates for the general audience are double occupancy $285 per person and single occupancy $360 per person, including all meals and programs. Saturday overnight package double occupancy is $170 per person; single occupancy is $210 per person, including all meals and programs for Saturday and Sunday. Register by calling the Enfield Shaker Museum (603) 632-4346 or emailing info@shakermuseum.org.

The Enfield Shaker Museum is situated between Mascoma Lake and Mount Assurance, with magnificent views and hiking trails. It is located five miles from I-89, about 12 miles from Dartmouth College and about 15 miles from the Vermont border. The Museum is 17 minutes from the Lebanon Municipal Airport in Lebanon, NH, 90 minutes from Manchester Boston Regional Airport and 130 minutes from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Many museums, art galleries, and restaurants are located in our Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region.


447 NH Route 4A

Enfield, NH 03748

(603) 632-4346