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6 Art Hits for the Summer

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Connecticut Westport Country Playhouse In 2000, actress and Westport resident Joanne Woodward rescued the Country Playhouse from years... Read More »

Audio Tour: Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA

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Take a room-by-room tour of New England history with assistant editor Justin Shatwell as he visits Memorial Hall... Read More »

Best Indoor Museum Attractions in New England

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Winter weekends can be tricky when the weather outside is frightful, or just frightfully cold. Those of us... Read More »

Best Kid-Friendly Museums in New England

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Looking for a museum that appeals to kids and adults alike? Perhaps you long to tour the unusual?... Read More »

Blossoms & Botticelli at the Museum of Fine Arts

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Art in bloom is the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s annual tradition of pairing floral displays with the... Read More »

Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art

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This fall, the Red Sox will have to share the spotlight with a new player in town —... Read More »

Dead Frog Circus at the Wistariahurst Museum | Only in New England

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Kate Navarra Thibodeau becomes visibly exhausted when discussing her museum’s most popular artifact. As curator of Wistariahurst Museum... Read More »

Dinosaur Tracks Collection | Local Treasure

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When young Pliny Moody dug an odd-looking rock out of his family’s field in 1802, he wasn’t sure... Read More »

Exploring Historic Wethersfield, Connecticut

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Where’s the oldest and largest historic district in the state of Connecticut? In Wethersfield, of course. Founded in... Read More »

Five Connecticut Art Trail Travel Packages

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The Connecticut Art Trail is a nationally recognized partnership among 14 world-class museums and historic sites, created to... Read More »

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum | Local Treasure

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Headaches come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re a curator for the George Walter Vincent Smith Art... Read More »

International Cryptozoology Museum | Only in New England

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There’s nothing more persuasive than a skeptical believer. Of course, Loren Coleman, founder of the International Cryptozoology Museum... Read More »

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Nasturtiums | Local Treasure

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Come March 30, in one of the most reliable rites of spring–a tradition that dates back to 1903–vibrant... Read More »

John Brown House Museum in Providence, RI | Local Treasure

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John Quincy Adams once declared it “the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen... Read More »

Johnson Hall Museum | Here in New England

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A word from our editor Mel Allen: When you have written about New Englanders for over 35 years... Read More »

Local Treasure: Shantok Ware Pot

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Passing through the ultra-lifelike dioramas of Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot Museum, visitors speak in hushed tones as though they’re... Read More »

Lois Dodd, Maine Woman Pioneer

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Lois Dodd, one of America’s finest painters, is having her first museum career retrospective at 85. A case... Read More »

Manchester, NH: Grand Re-Opening for Currier

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The wind was blowing hard and cold through Manchester, New Hampshire, the first week of April when I... Read More »

Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

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There are three things visitors notice upon entering the bedroom of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as “Mark... Read More »

Maxfield Parrish’s Work Gets a Home

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Maxfield Parrish’s Daybreak recently sold for $7.6 million. That’s good news, because the seller’s grant of $300,000 will... Read More »

Nantucket Scrimshaw Collection | Memory Etched in Tooth and Bone

Nantucket Scrimshaw Collection | Memory Etched in Tooth and Bone

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From the mighty whale came a delicate art: Nantucket scrimshaw. Crafted by sailors on long and lonely voyages... Read More »

Plimoth Plantation | Living-History Museum

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LEARN MORE: Yankee Classic: 1983 interview with a Plimoth interpreter As a historian, I prefer my history dead.... Read More »

Pullman Car at Hildene | Long Journey Home

Pullman Car at Hildene | Long Journey Home

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  At the Lincoln family’s Vermont estate, now a museum, an important piece of American history pulls into... Read More »

Salem, Massachusetts: Chinese House

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A lacquered wooden bed belongs to what was once a merchant’s house located in Huang Cun, a village... Read More »

Springfield, MA: Dr. Seuss

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When you grow weary of hearing “There’s nothing to do!” take the kids to the Springfield Museums in... Read More »

Summer in New England

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So much to see, so little time — it’s summer in New England! Everyone wants to start at... Read More »

The Museum of Everyday Life | Not Your Typical Museum

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  The Museum of Everyday Life is a self serve, honor system, roadside attraction, kinda like a farmstand,... Read More »



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