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August 24, 2011

Beauport landscape restored

Historic New England is proud to announce the completion of a multi-year landscape restoration project at Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House. read more...

August 14, 2011

Painting begins at Cogswell's Grant

The front and side elevations at Cogswell's Grant are receiving a well-deserved paint job. Paint plays a very important role in the preservation of buildings by providing a layer of protection from moisture. At Cogswell's Grant the paint layer required renewal before water penetration became too severe and the distinctive orange color had faded significantly due to sun exposure. read more...

August 10, 2011

Historic Landscape Fellowship comes to a close

With summer nearing its end, Historic New England's property care team said goodbye to Historic Landscape Fellow Alex von Bieberstein. The Historic Landscape Fellowship is an opportunity for students to get practical, hands-on experience in historic landscape documentation and care. read more...

August 06, 2011

Archaeology at Barrett House

In anticipation of a drainage and barn stabilization project at Barrett House archaeologists are investigating the historic resources that might exist below the surface of the soil. read more...

July 28, 2011

Roof project secures funding

Historic New England has secured a $38,000 grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission's Round 17 Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund (MPFF) for repairs to the Browne House roof. read more...

July 26, 2011

Step-by-step plaster repair

The carpentry crew has begun plaster repairs in the tenant farmers’ house at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Mass. read more...

July 24, 2011

Water and waste in Wiscasset

The town of Wiscasset, Maine, recently replaced the water main on Federal Street, tearing up the street in the process. Although this project may have inconvenienced guests to the Nickels-Sortwell House, it provided Historic New England's property care team an opportunity to make improvements. read more...

July 21, 2011

Look under the floors at Boardman House

A carpentry project at Boardman House has uncovered "sleepers" underneath the floorboards. read more...

July 19, 2011

Roof replaced at Casey Farm

An ambitious project to address roof, siding, windows, doors and electrical issues at the historic farm is well underway at Casey Farm. read more...

July 15, 2011

Flora and Bacchus together again

At the Codman Estate Italian Garden, for the first time in more than fifteen years Flora and Bacchus gaze at each other across the stone reflecting pool as originally intended. read more...