Historic New England partners with museums, galleries, and other venues to present exhibitions that draw from our Library and Archives, which contains more than one million items that document the region's architectural and cultural history, and our extraordinarily broad object collection, the largest assemblage of New England art and artifacts in the country. Many of our exhibitions are the result of our 100 Years, 100 Communities initiative, which preserves and shares the twentieth-century stories of communities throughout New England.
Several of these exhibitions are available for rental by museums, galleries, and other venues. Learn more.
The Way We Worked, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments.
December 7, 2013 – January 19, 2014
This engaging panel exhibition traces the history of the preservation movement in New England. The exhibition highlights the unsuccessful effort to save Boston’s Hancock House in 1863—the early catalyst for preservation in the region. Discover how the movement evolved to include saving buildings of architectural interest as well as those associated with significant people and events, and learn about the state of preservation today.
April 1 - December 29, 2013