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July 23, 2014

Young student is hooked on Gedney House history

The Gibbs family recently visited the Gedney House Museum for a school project on Colonial-era houses. read more...

July 19, 2013

Students get a sense of life during the Civil War

Students who participate in Historic New England's Rally 'Round the Flag program step into the past to learn about life during the Civil War. read more...

June 5, 2013

Portland students discover Family Ties Online

This spring, fifth grade students in Mrs. Gurney’s class at the Ocean Avenue School in Portland, Maine added a new component to their social studies lessons through the use of Family Ties Online, a web-based curriculum available free at HistoricNewEngland.org. read more...

November 7, 2012

Visitors explore Historic New England's furniture collection

Thirty participants in the Introduction to Furniture Workshop enjoyed hands-on demonstrations and lectures from former Historic New England Conservator John Childs and Senior Curator Nancy Carlisle. read more...

May 1, 2012

Interns take a behind-the-scenes look at collections and conservation

The interns learned about Historic New England’s founding principles, collecting policies, deaccessioning projects, loans to other institutions, and new gifts to the collection. read more...

December 5, 2011

The gift of a quill winder enriches education programs at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Susan Raslavicus of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, recently donated a quill winder to the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm's education programs. read more...

November 30, 2011

Third graders travel back to colonial times at Coffin House

Third grade students explored aspects of life at the 1678 Coffin House in Newbury, Massachusetts. read more...

November 24, 2011

Students "make fun" of Thanksgiving

Students create turkey noisemakers during the week before Thanksgiving as part of an after-school program run by education staff from the Otis House. read more...

November 1, 2011

Historic New England debuts decorative arts workshop

On October 29, Historic New England hosted its first one-day Introduction to Decorative Arts workshop at the Collections and Conservation Center in Haverhill, Massachusetts. read more...

September 23, 2011

Rhode Island Foundation supports Project CHICK

Students learn about the life cycle of chickens with funding from the Rhode Island Foundation's Program for Animal Welfare. read more...