Master Gardeners and Natural Resources Stewards, please be our guests and join us October 20th at Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury NH for tours, lunch and awards to recognize all the invaluable work you have done throughout the year.

This event is free of charge for Master Gardeners and Natural Resources Stewards. Additional guests are welcome at $10/guest, payable by cash or check at the event.

Schedule of Events

10:00-10:30AM - Welcome and brief introductions

10:30AM-12:00PM - Available tours of either the interior museum or the grounds and gardens

12:00-1:15PM - Lunch

1:15-1:30PM - Introduction of new MG Coordinator, Ruth Smith

1:30-2:00PM - Recognition of volunteers

Tours and Registration

There will be two tour options both starting at 10:30AM. Please find descriptions of both below.


Canterbury Shaker Village, inhabited from 1792-1992, was one of 18 Shaker communities that flourished across the eastern United States. The Shakers’ unique religious beliefs, put into daily practice in their large, communal families, are evident in all aspects of the Village, today preserved as a museum and National Historic Landmark. This tour introduces the Canterbury Shakers and their key beliefs, and explores three historic structures at the Village, and highlights some of the enduring values of the Shakers that allowed them to create a successful utopian community for more than 200 years.


The Shakers shaped the Village to create a prosperous community that they viewed as “Heaven on Earth.” Examine the landscape and learn about the decisions that the Shakers made – from planting trees and laying out gardens to building rock walls and creating an elaborate millpond system.

Please fill out the following form to register for the event and chose a tour option. We hope to see you there! Please RSVP by October 13th