Announcements for June 23, 2022

Published: 6/23/2022 5:36:36 AM
Modified: 6/23/2022 5:36:17 AM
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On June 23, Canterbury Shaker Village will host “Simply Shaker: Village Gathering,” which will feature an open house, cocktails and appetizers, Shaker-inspired buffet dinner, live music, and more. The Village’s largest annual fundraising event, Village Gathering includes a sneak preview into the new visitor orientation film, produced by SALT, the inaugural James Garvin Award, and special updates, including the ongoing Schoolhouse restoration project.

“This is a chance to really take in the full scope of our magnificent 700-acre property while under a tent overlooking Turning Mill Pond,” said Executive Director Leslie Nolan.

Established in 1792, Canterbury Shaker Village represents one of the oldest, most typical, and most completely preserved of the Shaker Villages. Subscribing to a revolutionary Christianity that shocked their contemporaries, the Shakers challenged nearly every mainstream ideal of American society, believing in communal ownership, pacifism, dancing in worship, equality of the sexes, celibacy, and living simply.

“Both events celebrate the Shakers’ rich heritage and play an important role in helping us continue to interpret Shaker life through engaging tours, exhibits, buildings, gardens, and programs,” said Nolan. “We invite the public to join us in one or both fun events.”

Tickets for “Simply Shaker: Village Gathering” are $100 per person or $750 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets, visit 

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