Canterbury Shaker Village, NH Photos

Canterbury Shaker Village, situated northeast of Concord, was established in 1792 to practice the Shaking Quaker faith which had been established in England by Ann Lee in 1774. At its height in the 1850s, over 300 people lived at Canterbury in 100 buildings. Being astute business people, the Shakers prospered by selling seed packets, textiles, brooms & the simply-designed practical, labor-saving furnishings for which the Shakers are now remembered. The Shakers are considered the most successful Utopian communities ever. They practiced celibacy, so depended on recruitment. Thus the last Canterbury member died in 1992 & the village became a museum.

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Meeting House of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Side of Meeting House showing gambrel roof in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Fenced pasture of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Dwelling house of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Meeting House (1792) of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Side of Meeting House showing gambrel roof in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Fenced pasture of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Dwelling house (1793/1814/1837) of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Community bell of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Shaker designed portal of elders house of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Antique rotary water pump at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Enfield House at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Community bell of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Shaker designed portal of elders house of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Antique rotary water pump at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Enfield House (1826/1918) at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Sisters' shop in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Spin shop in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Worked wooden porch bracket of spin shop in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Syrup shop in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Sisters' shop (1816) in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Spin shop (1795/1816) in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Worked wooden porch bracket of spin shop in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Syrup shop (1785/1847) in Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Wood shed of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Bee house of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Carpenters' shop of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Shaker box sign on Carpenters' shop at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Wood shed (1861) of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Bee house (1847) of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Carpenters' shop (1806) of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Shaker box sign on Carpenters' shop at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Infirmary & Carriage House of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.School house of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.School bell of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Windows of school house at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Infirmary (1811/49/92) & Carriage House (1825) of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.School house (1823/67) of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.School bell of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Windows of school house at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Square Shaker downspout on school house at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Gardens & barns of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Castor bean plants in garden of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Pastel yarrow & dyer's chamomile plants in garden of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Square Shaker downspout on school house at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Gardens & barns (1828 & 1877) of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Castor bean plants in garden of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Pastel yarrow & dyer's chamomile plants in garden of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Flowers in garden of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Raspberries in garden of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Shingle-sided horse barn of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Brick blacksmith's shop at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.
Flowers in garden of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Raspberries in garden of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Shingle-sided horse barn (1819) of Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.Brick blacksmith's shop (1811) at Canterbury Shaker Village. NH.

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