Historic belfry returned to Great Stone Dwelling at Enfield Shaker museum

The belfry for the Great Stone Dwelling is lifted into place on Tuesday,  Nov. 28, 2023, at the Enfield Shaker Museum in Enfield, N.H. The building was built in 1837. This past spring it was determined the posts supporting the roof of the belfry needed to be replaced. The bell and belfry were removed from the building. With a small crowd watching, both were put back into place on Tuesday.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

The belfry for the Great Stone Dwelling is lifted into place on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, at the Enfield Shaker Museum in Enfield, N.H. The building was built in 1837. This past spring it was determined the posts supporting the roof of the belfry needed to be replaced. The bell and belfry were removed from the building. With a small crowd watching, both were put back into place on Tuesday. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Karen Dennis, of West Lebanon, N.H., watches the bell for the Great Stone Dwelling at the Enfield Shaker Museum being put back into place on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, in Enfield, N.H. Dennis, who has taken classes at the museum, said she was

Karen Dennis, of West Lebanon, N.H., watches the bell for the Great Stone Dwelling at the Enfield Shaker Museum being put back into place on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, in Enfield, N.H. Dennis, who has taken classes at the museum, said she was "so excited to see this history preserved." (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Leon Shabat cuts holes in the copper roof of the Great Stone Dwelling for the return of the building’s belfry at the Enfield Shaker Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 in Enfield, N.H. The belfry and bell were removed in the spring due to the deteriorated state of the belfry's posts. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Leon Shabat cuts holes in the copper roof of the Great Stone Dwelling for the return of the building’s belfry at the Enfield Shaker Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 in Enfield, N.H. The belfry and bell were removed in the spring due to the deteriorated state of the belfry's posts. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 11-30-2023 6:56 PM

Modified: 12-01-2023 12:14 PM


The belfry for the Great Stone Dwelling is lifted into place on Tuesday at the Enfield Shaker Museum in Enfield. The building was built in 1837, and this past spring it was determined the posts supporting the roof of the belfry needed to be replaced. The bell and belfry were removed from the building. With a small crowd watching, both were put back into place Tuesday.

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