On Sunday July 9th, 2017 from 3-5PM the Canterbury Shaker Village will be celebrating their 225th anniversary! As part of their acknowledgement of the town and it’s citizens that have supported them all these years, they have asked the Canterbury Historical Society to co-host the event. All Village staff members and CHS board members will be present to meet and greet, and our new book will be for sale. All Canterbury residents can visit the Village for free this day, and continuing for the duration of 2017!
The birthday celebration will include their famous rosewater cake and sarsaparilla ice cream floats serenaded with music by local fiddler and contra dance caller, Dudley Laufman. Attendees will be given a gift of a bookmark produced on their antique letter-press.
Canterbury Shaker Village birthday bash
Sunday, July 9th 3-5PM
free admission for all Canterbury residents for the entire 2017 season! Check in at the visitors center.
Sunday June 25th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM @ the Canterbury Elementary School
The Historical Society is pleased to announce a “Launch Party” celebrating the publication of a new history of Canterbury which chronicles the events, people and ideas that shaped the town’s history in the 20th Century. Over 200 people were involved in the project over the span of four years. Author Kathryn Grover, a noted writer and historian, was engaged to write the history which is titled, “Staying Small in a Century of Growth”. The well known Peter Randall Publishers of Portsmouth was engaged to handle all the publishing details. Ms. Grover has produced a very readable, enjoyable and comprehensive history that stands apart from most others.
All are invited to attend the “Launch”, to hear Kathryn Grover’s story of how she wrote the history, answer questions about the book and of course, to sign copies. Books will be available that day for purchase. We look forward to seeing you there!
Read more about the book here…