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Historic New England


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.

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 »

Jewery Mementos

Join Associate Curator Laura Johnson for a lecture illustrating some of Historic New England’s extensive jewelry collection. Jeweled... 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 »

Civil War Living History Weekend

Historic New England hosts a Civil War living history weekend at Roseland Cottage. Activities include artillery and engineering... Read More »

Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions

The Herrmann family, breeders and trainers of the famed Lipizzan horses, demonstrates the highest levels of horsemanship in... Read More »

All Around the Common

Captain Bangs Hallet House, Yarmouth New Church, Winslow Crocker House, and the Edward Gorey House are open free... Read More »

Begonia and Gesneriad Sale

This new sale at Historic New England’s Lyman Estate Greenhouses features a great group of flowering plants like... Read More »

Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts show

The 32nd Annual Codman Estate show features the work of more than 100 local artisans. Items include wooden... Read More »

Jackson Hill Cider Day

The historic orchard of Historic New England’s c. 1664 Jackson House comes alive during this early fall festival... 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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