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Historic New England

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Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England life and appreciation for its preservation.

Camellia Blooming Season

Visit the celebrated collection of camellias in the 1804 camellia house at Historic New England’s Lyman Estate Greenhouses.... Read More »

Introduction to New England Furniture

Historic New England Senior Curator Nancy Carlisle and Plimoth Plantation joiner Peter Follansbee explore furniture made and used... Read More »

Ocean State mementos: Costume Jewelry in Rhode Island

Join Historic New England Associate Curator Laura Johnson for an illustrated lecture on the history and fashion of... Read More »

Four Centuries of Christmas in New England

This popular illustrated lecture traces the development of the celebration of Christmas from the time it was outlawed... Read More »

Introduction to New England Furniture

Explore New England furniture during this in-depth workshop. Historic New England Senior Curator Nancy Carlisle and Plimoth Plantation... Read More »

Mementos of Pet Ownership in New England

Birdcages, fish bowls, dog collars, squirrel cages, and chewed furniture–these are the material remains of pet ownership in... Read More »

Fall Orchid Sale

Celebrate orchid-blooming season at Historic New England’s Lyman Estate Greenhouses, where hundreds of orchid plants are for sale.... Read More »

Annual Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Show

Historic New England’s 32nd Annual Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Show is one of the leading juried... Read More »

Pumpkin Day

Celebrate the arrival of fall at Historic New England’s Cogswell’s Grant. Take a hay wagon ride through the... Read More »

Voice from the Back Stair: Domestic Servants in New England

Jennifer Pustz, museum historian for Historic New England, explores the diversity of domestic service in New England over... Read More »

Vintage Base Ball Championship

Watch teams in the Essex Base Ball Association play baseball using 1860s rules. Players pitch underhand, a ball... Read More »

American Music and Harvest Festival

Stop by Historic New England’s SPL Farm to celebrate music from tavern songs of the seventeenth century to... Read More »

Hamilton House Fine Arts and Crafts Show

Historic New England presents the second annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show at Hamilton House featuring the work... Read More »

Gloucester Harbor from Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

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Gloucester Harbor taken from the garden at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House. Read More »

Stone wall at Watson Farm

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One of the stone wall at the 1796 Watson Farm in Jamestown, R.I> Read More »

Tenant farmer house at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

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Garden patch in the rear of the tenant farmer house at the 1690 Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Mass. Read More »

Boot Scrape at Casey Farm

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Book scrape at front door of c. 1750 Casey Farm in Saunderstown, R.I. Read More »

Coastal Growers Market

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Best 5–Farmers’ Markets Casey Farm, a Historic New England-owned organic CSA operation, boasts sweeping views of Narragansett Bay,... Read More »



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