By the beginning of the nineteenth century, Europeans and Africans living in America joined with Native Americans, creating plant-based therapies to care for the body. The Shakers, at Canterbury and other villages, not only adopted some of these therapies but also refined and sold their own remedies.
Join Curator and Historian Dr. Shirley Wajda for a special talk and tour on the history of medicine at Canterbury Shaker Village. Participants will explore several buildings including the Infirmary and the Syrup Shop. Additionally, Dr. Wajda will place the Shakers’ use and development of medicine in the broader context of early American life. Along the way, participants will learn more about Sister Edith Green an African American Shaker who lived, worked, and worshipped at Canterbury Shaker Village.
Tour Guide: Dr. Shirley Wajda
Tour Bus will pick up participants at Park & Ride in Portsmouth NH, located directly off I-95, exit 3a
Address: 185 Grafton Drive, Portsmouth NH
Bus Pick Up: 9:15 AM
Bus Arrives: 10:30 AM
Tour Starts: 11:00AM
Registration Coming Soon
The event is brought to you in partnership with the Canterbury Shaker Village.