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Events Calendar — 303 events

Historic Rhode Island Farms

Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Saylesville Meeting House, 374 Great Road, Lincoln, R.I.

Free to Historic New England members, $5 nonmembers

Did you know that Historic New England's Arnold House was once the center of a 140-acre farm? Join author Robert Geake for an illustrated talk on his most recent book, Historic Rhode Island Farms, which features all four of Historic New England's Rhode Island properties. Following the lecture, copies of the book are available for purchase and signing at Arnold House.

In partnership with Saylesville Friends Meeting.

Registration is recommended.  Please call 401-728-9696 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Weeding Wednesdays at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.

Call for volunteers!

Volunteer alongside Historic New England’s staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month.

Meet at the gatehouse. No advance registration is required. Please call 617-994-5900 x6321 for more information. 

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: A Tour of Salem's Historic Fences

Saturday, April 26, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in the lobby of the Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Mass.

$10 Historic New England Historic Homeowner members, $15 Historic New England and Historic Salem, Inc. members, $25 nonmembers

Tour the Salem Common Historic District and learn about the joint efforts of Salem's Community Preservation Act and local neighborhood associations for the restoration of this landmark. After touring the common, join Historic New England experts Sally Zimmerman and Eric Peterson to review other local historic fences and learn about how you can make improvements to your own property.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Game Time

Saturday, April 26, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

$5 Historic New England members ($2.50 children), $10 nonmembers ($7.50 children)

Join us in Stevie’s Playroom for an afternoon of popular parlor games and warm refreshments.

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman: A Creative Kinship

Sunday, April 27, lecture 10:00 a.m., house tour 11:00 a.m.
Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.  

Free to Historic New England members and Lincoln residents, $5 nonmembers

Ogden Codman, Jr., is often recognized as the other name on the spine of the design classic The Decoration of Houses, which he co-authored with Edith Wharton. This illustrated talk, inspired by original letters held in Historic New England's Codman collection, offers an inside peek into their artistic friendship, which spanned more than forty years.

The lecture takes place in the Carriage House followed by an optional tour of the Codman House museum.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.
Purchase tickets now

Farm Friends II

Mondays, February 3 - March 17, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Mondays, March 24 - April 28, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

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

 

$50 per session for Historic New England members, $70 per session for nonmembers

 

For children in grades 2 - 6

 

Join us at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm for a weekly program of farm-related activities, outdoors in the sunshine or the sprinkles. Highlights include: animal care, farm chores, crafts, and games. Appropriate outdoor dress and footwear are required, boots are suggested.

 

Please note: there will be no classes on February 17. Visit the Farm Friends II webpage or call 978-462-2634 for more information. Register now

Farm Friends

Tuesdays, February 4 - March 11, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Fridays, February 7 - March 14, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Tuesdays, March 18 - May 6, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Fridays, March 21 - May 2, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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

 

$45 per six-week session for Historic New England members, $60 per six-week session for nonmembers

 

Join us at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm for a weekly program of farm-related activities, outdoors in the sunshine or the sprinkles. Highlights include: animal care, farm chores, crafts, and games. Appropriate outdoor dress and footwear are required, boots are suggested.

 

For ages three to six. Please note: there will be no classes on April 21 and April 25. Visit the Farm Friends webpage or call 978-462-2634 for more information. Register now

Beacon Hill Walking Tour, May 3

Saturday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

$6 Historic New England members, $12 nonmembers

Go beyond the brick sidewalks and charming gardens and learn about Beacon Hill’s development in the Federal era. The fortunes, ambitions, and struggles of Beacon Hill’s early residents, both wealthy and working class, shaped the streets, architecture, and character of the hill. Start with a tour of Otis House, the earliest intact mansion in the neighborhood, and continue on Beacon Hill’s historic streets. Private group tours available by appointment.

Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5920 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Cleaner, Greener Quincy

Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Quincy House, 20 Muirhead Street, Quincy, Mass.

Free

Historic New England partners with the Wollaston Garden Club for the City of Quincy’s annual spring clean-up. Learn about the landscape surrounding the Quincy House and help prepare the garden for another growing season. Other projects will take place throughout the city, including beaches, marshes, school grounds, parks, and open spaces. Bring work gloves if you have them.

Please call 617-994-5930 for more information
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Invasive Species Pull with Landscape Tour

Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.
 
Call for volunteers!
 
Join us for a morning of removing invasive species—garlic mustard, celandine, dame’s rocket, and bishop’s gout weed—that are crowding out our native plants and are not supportive of wildlife. Your efforts help preserve the historic character of the grounds and mansion. Enjoy a guided tour of the landscape in appreciation of your generous service. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and dress comfortably.


Registration is recommended. For more information please call 617-994-5900 ext. 6321. Reserve tickets now

Events Calendar — 303 events