The Friends of the Shakers, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1974 to assist the Shaker Community at Sabbathday Lake, New Gloucester, Maine. The Friends of the Shakers contributes to the Community through direct donations, fund-raising for restoration and maintenance of the historic village buildings, and volunteering at the village on annual spring and fall work days. Autumn at Chosen Land
Friends Work Day - Herbs Weekend Meal at Friends' Weekend Tool Barn at Sabbathay Lake Shaker Village
Friends Work Day - Herbs Tool Barn at Sabbathay Lake Shaker Village Weekend Meal at Friends' Weekend


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Upcoming Events

Shaker Christmas Fair:
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Spring Work Day:
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friends Weekend:
Saturday, August 8 -
Sunday, August 9, 2015

Fall Work Day:
Saturday, October 24, 2015

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