Shaker Village trip from Midcoast

Apr 08, 2018
Artisans demonstrate traditional crafts at the Canterbury Shaker Village.

Rockport — Five Town CSD Adult Education is offering a bus trip to Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire, led by Marlene Hall and Barbara Hendricks, Saturday, May 12.

The Canterbury Shaker Village is an internationally known nonprofit museum founded in 1969, dedicated to preserving the heritage and 200-year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers. The village of 25 original Shaker buildings and four restored buildings comprises 694 acres complete with forest, fields, gardens, nature trails and mill ponds.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the life, ideals, values and history of the Canterbury Shakers; watch artisans demonstrate traditional crafts such as broom making, weaving, spinning and woodworking; and enjoy a lunch from the Shaker Box Lunch and Farm Stand (sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods). The museum store showcases crafts from the village, as well as traditional Shaker community items.

Departure from Camden Hills Regional High School will be at 7 a.m., returning at 9 p.m., with additional pick-ups and drop-offs at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro and Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta. The Northeast Charter and Tours bus will make a rest stop at Kennebunk Plaza.

The $70 fee includes admission to Shaker Village. For more information and registration, call 236-7800, ext. 5 or email adulted@fivetowns.net. Online registration is at fivetowns.maineadulted.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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