Enfield, NH celebrates 250th with Colonial Ball.
Perhaps best known for the presence of the Shaker community founded in 1791,
Enfield was actually founded in 1761, by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth.
Wentworth, appointed by the King, served longer than any other Colonial Royal
Governor (1741 to 1767) and was more popular than most.
As part of a full weekend of events in celebration of Enfield’s founding 250
years ago, a Colonial Ball will be held at the Shaker Museum’s Stone Mill
building on Saturday July 2 at 8 pm. A full evening of music, dance and
entertainments is planned and all are encouraged to participate in the dancing.
Dancing Master David Millstone will teach all dances and no prior experience,
fancy footwork, or partner, is necessary. Colonial or fancy dress is encouraged
but not required (and comfortable shoes are a “must” for dancing!)
Music for dancing and listening will be provided by Benning’s Fancy: Carol
Compton on piano and recorders, Thal Aylward and Laurie Indenbaum on violin and
viola, and Rachel Clark on flute.
Please join the Enfield community for a fun, elegant summer evening of music and
dance from the colonial period. In addition to dancing, refreshments will be
served and door prizes awarded. Admission is $20 per person for the entire
evening. For tickets and information go to Enfield’s Facebook page (accessible
to all, not just Facebook users) for the 250th Anniversary Celebration:
Tickets are also available at: The Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield Town Offices
or the Enfield Village Assoc. office on Main St.