Enfield Shaker Museum Archaeological Field School

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Season: June 1, 2021 to June 25, 2021

Session Dates: First Session: 6/1/21-6/11/21, Second Session: 6/14/21-6/25/21

Application Deadline: May 3, 2021

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Program Type:
Field School, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

Plymouth State University and Enfield Shaker Museum

Project Director:
Hannah Dutton, Plymouth State University

Project Description:

Since 2015, Enfield Shaker Museum and Plymouth State University have collaborated to sponsor an annual Shaker Archaeology Field School on the site of the former Enfield Shaker Village Church Family. Our seventh annual archaeological field school will focus on the area adjacent to the south façade of Brethren’s East Shop (1819) (tailoring) and Brethren’s West Shop (1820) (woodworking), as well as the nearby well platform and walkways. A French drain is to be installed across the front of these structures in the near future. A second project will be to determine the exact location of the Wood House (1814/1841). The museum is considering the reconstruction of this building.

Period(s) of Occupation: Historical Archaeology-18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. The site was occupied by the Shakers from 1793-1923.

The 2021 Field School will be following all New Hampshire State and local Covid-19 guidelines that are in effect as of June 1, 2021.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No prior experience is required. Volunteers welcome.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Housing is available in the Great Stone Dwelling. Both single and double occupancy rooms are available. Email for housing options.

Academic Credit:
Academic credit is offered through Plymouth State University. In-state tuition is $499/credit. Out of state tuition is $544/credit. Email Hannah Dutton at for more information on registration.

Contact Information:

Hannah Dutton

447 NH Rt 4A




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