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Events Calendar — 325 events

Camellia Blooming Season

Tuesday, February 16 - Sunday, March 13, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

Visit our celebrated collection of camellias in the 1804 camellia house at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses.

Many of the trees are more than one hundred years old. At this time of year, they put forth a profusion of blossoms in all sizes and shapes.

Other plants available during this season include orchids, citrus, and sweet olives. Garden and Landscape members receive a 15% discount on purchases.

Free

Please call 617-994-5913 for more information.

Mansion Tours:
During your visit, tour the Lyman Estate mansion on the following dates:
Saturday, February 20
Saturday, February 27
Wednesday, March 2
Sunday, March 6

Find out tour times and admission prices.


Phillips Politics

Saturday, February 20, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

Learn about the political leanings of the Phillips family over five generations. During a tour of Phillips House, hear original correspondence with presidents and other dignitaries.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for buy online.

Paint Night at the Farm

Thursday, February 25, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury, Mass.

Spend a fun evening finding your inner artist in a truly inspiring place. Grab an old shirt, a good friend, and your sense of humor and come paint for a good cause. A professional artist and host provides instruction, inspiration, and supplies.

Enjoy local craft beer and wine and nibble on snacks and desserts. Proceeds from this event support the preservation of the First Parish Burying Ground in Newbury, and Historic New England.

$45 members
$50 nonmembers

Please call 978-462-2634 for more information or buy online.

History of Camellias in Boston

Saturday, March 5, 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

New Englanders have grown decorative plants for centuries. Many large estates in the Boston area featured large glass greenhouses and significant collections of camellia trees. Discover the rich history of camellia cultivation from the late 1700s through the 1900s at this illustrated lecture by Lyman Estate Greenhouses Manager Lynn Ackerman. The lecture takes place in the Lyman Estate mansion. Afterwards, visit the 1804 greenhouses and enjoy our large camellia collection in bloom. Shop with advice from staff experts and get a 10% discount on purchases (15% for Historic New England members).

Free to Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6678 or buy online.

"A Writer's Circle" Writer's Group

Monday, March 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, 5 Portland Street, South Berwick, Maine

In 1908 Sarah Orne Jewett wrote to her friend and budding author Willa Cather, "Do not hurry too fast in these early winter days--a quiet hour is worth more to you than anything you can do in it." She advised her friend to "keep and guard and mature your force, and above all, have time and quiet to perfect your work."

On the first Monday of each month, enjoy a quiet hour in Jewett's home to mature your force as a writer. Facilitated by former poet laureate of Hampshire County, U.K., Brian Evans-Jones, this group serves to inspire and nurture writers of all levels and genres.

$4 Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

Drop-ins welcome. Please call 207-384-2454 or buy online.

The Irish Experience

Friday, March 11, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

Find out about the daily lives of the Phillips family's Irish domestic staff, their daily duties, and living conditions. Learn about their interactions with family members and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at where the "girls" lived in 1919. Space is limited.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 or buy online.

Ladies of the House Tour

Saturday, March 12, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

View Otis House through the lens of women's history. Otis House is rich with stories of remarkable women, from a wealthy politician's wife and mother in the late eighteenth century, to an entrepreneur and holistic physician in the 1830s, to four sisters who ran a Victorian boarding house. On this tour, discover these stories and relevant social history of women's lives in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

$7 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5920 or buy online.

The Irish Experience

Saturday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

Find out about the daily lives of the Phillips family's Irish domestic staff, their daily duties, and living conditions. Learn about their interactions with family members and enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at where the "girls" lived in 1919. Space is limited.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 or buy online.

Images from the Past: History of Photography in New England

Saturday, March 12, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

Join Lorna Condon, Historic New England's senior curator of Library and Archives, and Sally Pierce, curator emerita of prints and photographs at the Boston Athenaeum, for an introduction to the outstanding photographic collections in Historic New England's Library and Archives.

Examine and learn about nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographic processes and explore the work of some of the finest photographers working in New England during that time.

Free to Friends of the Library and Archives
$30 Historic New England members and students
$45 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6678 or buy online.

A Glittering Past: Introduction to the History of Jewelry

Saturday, March 12, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Saylesville Meeting House, 374 Great Road, Lincoln, R.I.

Join Associate Curator Laura Johnson for a half-day workshop on the fascinating history of jewelry from 1700 to today.

Using Historic New England's extensive jewelry collection and short lectures illustrated with paintings, photographs, and other materials, Johnson shares how jewelry was made and worn.

From costume jewelry to fine gold and diamonds, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to see and learn about these wearable works of art.

$25 Historic New England members
$40 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 401-728-9696 for more information or buy online.

Events Calendar — 325 events