DescriptionIn 1782 two Shaker brothers from Mount Lebanon, N.Y., came to a village in the rolling woodlands near the eastern shore of Lake Mascoma. With others they formed the society that led to the establishment of Enfield, one of 19 Shaker communities to flourish in the United States. In 1793 they moved to the west side of the lake, where a permanent settlement was built.
The Enfield Shakers numbered 330 in the 1850s, but entries into the celibate order declined steadily after the Civil War. The last 10 members moved to the Canterbury society in 1923.
Things to SeeEnfield Shaker Museum