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September 19, 2011

Preservation begins at home

Historic New England Stewardship Manager Caitlin Corkins on how growing up in Vermont inspired her to take on a career in historic preservation. read more...

September 07, 2011

Carriage barn repairs complete at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

As anyone who has owned or worked on an old building knows, simple repairs rarely remain simple for long. This has certainly been the case with the carriage barn at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. read more...

September 04, 2011

Siding replaced at Casey Farm

After replacing the roof of the main house at Casey Farm, Historic New England's property care team went on to replace the clapboard siding on the house's west elevation. read more...

August 30, 2011

Browne House repairs shed light on early restoration

This summer, Historic New England's carpentry crew is at Browne House in Watertown, Mass., repairing the sill of the nineteenth-century north ell. read more...

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...