South Berwick guides meet at reacquired Jewett-Eastman House
Guides at Historic New England's properties in South Berwick, Maine, enjoyed a sneak peak at the interior of the newly reacquired Jewett-Eastman House. The Jewett-Eastman and Sarah Orne Jewett Houses sit side by side. The combined properties made up a family compound in the center of downtown, acquired together by Historic New England in 1931.
In the 1970s, the Jewett-Eastman House was deaccessioned to serve as the town's public library. The library has recently moved to a larger space, allowing the house to come back into the Historic New England fold. Historic New England is currently assessing the building and exploring ways to utilize the house's two lovely parlors for public programming.