Category Archives: historic villages

Celebrating 225 years of Canterbury Shaker Village

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This year marks 225 years since the Shakers landed in Canterbury and started a religious community. Now a National Historic Landmark, with 64 buildings on the original 694 acres, visitors get a true sense of how the Shakers lived and worked the land.  To celebrate the day, Canterbury residents were invited to share in cake […]

Conjuring up a Shaker Witch

Posted on by Kathie Fife

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  It’s an opportunity to just dress up, have some fun, and go to the Ghost Encounters event at Canterbury Shaker Village. The photo opps during the event are really cool, too. The light at this time of year allows you to capture some interesting effects. Below is an example of […]

Photographing Historical Reenactment Events

Posted on by Kathie Fife

History is alive in the hills and mountains of New Hampshire during the annual living history events. Below is a sample of images from photographing historical reenactments of wars and colonial living performed by reenactors. It is a much safer way to experience a part of history we only read about in books and see […]

Photographing Historic Villages on Cloudy Days

Posted on by Kathie Fife

I’m not sure why I am drawn to photograph historic villages. The familiar architecture is striking in contrast — the stark white painted boards, the weathered barn wood, the architect’s intricate plans created by talented artists making a statement. Maybe it’s just the feeling I get when I come across an old meetinghouse, with its […]