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December 27, 2011

Storm windows reduce air leakage by thirty percent

Last year, Historic New England implemented a number of small measures to increase energy efficiency at Pierce House, and recent tests show that the improvements have paid off. read more...

December 23, 2011

Archaeologists test the grounds at Hamilton House

Preservation is happening above and below ground at Hamilton House. read more...

December 14, 2011

Historic New England meets fundraising challenge

Historic New England successfully raised $1.8 million to match the $3 million challenge grant that launched the Preservation Maintenance Fund. read more...

December 10, 2011

New Hampshire foundation supports roof project at Barrett House

Historic New England has secured a grant of $10,000 from the Putnam Foundation of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. read more...

November 29, 2011

Putting Beauport to bed

Learn about the many steps taken to winterize Beauport. read more...

November 21, 2011

Archaeology project begins at Phillips House

A team from The Public Archaeology Laboratory has begun to dig in the backyard of the Phillips House. read more...

November 17, 2011

Paint analysis makes way for new color scheme at Hamilton House

A recently completed paint analysis at Hamilton House opens the door for drastic but exciting changes to the property's paint palette. read more...

November 15, 2011

Strengthening the structure at Barrett House

The limitations of nineteenth-century construction techniques require Historic New England's property care team to examine the strength of the structure at Barrett House. read more...

November 2, 2011

Roof work begins at the Cooper-Frost-Austin House

Built in 1681 with an addition constructed circa 1722, the Cooper-Frost-Austin House is the oldest extant structure in Cambridge. Typical of many seventeenth-century structures, the house is defined by its distinctive roofline, consisting of a short, steep pitch on the front elevation, with a long sloping portion incorporating a lean-to on the rear elevation. read more...

October 20, 2011

Tenant house at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm undergoes paint analysis

Historic New England recently completed paint analysis of the kitchen and parlor at the tenant house at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. Known as the Stekionis House in honor of the last tenant family to live in the house, the building is undergoing preservation and conservation work in preparation for its opening to the public in 2012. read more...