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5 Best Historic House Museums in New England

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

When architectural writer and longtime New England resident William Morgan lived in Kentucky, old houses were what he... Read More »

6 Art Hits for the Summer

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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

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

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 »

Fruitlands | Local Treasure

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

A visit to Fruitlands begins with the view. Perched at the top of Prospect Hill in Harvard, Massachusetts,... Read More »

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum | Local Treasure

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One of the most eclectic museums in New England is found on Massachusetts’ Springfield Quadrangle. Headaches come in... Read More »

Harvard Museum of Natural History | Indoor Fun in Harvard Square

Harvard Museum of Natural History | Indoor Fun in Harvard Square

On a recent Saturday in March, my plans to spend the afternoon in Harvard Square with my sister... Read More »

International Cryptozoology Museum | Only in New England

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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

Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Arts Museum | Local Treasure

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At Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Arts Museum, visitors feast on food history, curiosities,and some 60,000 cookbooks. No phrase... Read More »

Johnson Hall Museum | Here in New England

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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

Lois Dodd, Maine Woman Pioneer

2 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

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 »

Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA | Audio Tour

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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 »

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 »

New Bedford Whaling Museum

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It’s the responsibility of any good history museum to tell both sides of a story. That’s somewhat more... Read More »

New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA

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On a cobblestone corner in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, volunteers are decoding the genealogy of the Bay State one... Read More »

New England’s Small Museums | The Memory Keepers

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Can New England’s small museums survive a nation’s short attention span? Can they still bear witness to lives... Read More »

Parlor Memorial at the Wadsworth Atheneum

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Wadsworth Atheneum, Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut Hurting economically at the outset of the Civil War, the small... Read More »

Plimoth Plantation | Living-History Museum

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



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