ice cream socials

Social Events

The Friends of the White Water Shakers hold several events each year. They are designed to allow supporters and people from the surrounding community to see what we are trying to do. 

  • Open Houses - Allow people to have limited access to the buildings and grounds. This lets the public see the progress that is being made in preparing the village to open to the public. 
  • Ice Cream Socials - Allow the same access but have the added bonus of homemade ice cream and other treats being served on site.
  • Occasional small group tours for interested historical, educational or supporter groups.

workshops at shaker village

Workshops and Demonstrations

Occasional workshops or demonstrations are held to teach Shaker ideals of craftsmanship.
  • Broom Making
  • Oil cloth 
  • Spinning
  • Gardening

annual gathering at village

Annual Gathering

Each spring members gather together for a meal, business meeting, and presentations by Shaker authorities.

  • Catered luncheon with homemade desserts and salads
  • Raffle of homemade, antique, and other Shaker related items
  • Guest speakers on Shaker and Restoration related topics
  • Western Shaker Singers
  • April 8, 2017 has been selected as the date for the next Gathering.

shaker village gift shop

Gift Shop

Open during scheduled events. The gift shop features items such as:

  • Books about Shaker life, furniture, history
  • Jewelry
  • T-shirts
  • Hand crafted wooden items
  • Heirloom seed packets
  • Shaker style dolls

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