Events Calendar — 280 events
Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.
Free to Historic New England members and children under 12, $5 nonmembers
This festival is one of the leading juried fine arts and crafts shows in New England and features 175 local artisans and their wares: jewelry, woodworking, pottery, clothing, metalwork, and much more. Enjoy live music, a food court, and first-floor tours of Roseland Cottage.
Please call 617-994-5900, ext. 5514 for more information. Purchase tickets now
Thursday, October 24, 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
21 High Street, Salem, Mass.
$5 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers
Explore Gedney House by the glow of lantern light and see why this is not your typical historic house tour. See the architecture of a seventeenth-century Salem shipbuilder's home in a new light. Stand inside the chimney and see original paint treatments from the late 1600s.
Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Purchase tickets now
Saturday, October 26, 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. The program starts with a tour of the Otis House, the earliest intact mansion in the neighborhood, and continues 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
Saturdays, May 18 through October 26, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.
The Coastal Growers’ Market held at Historic New England’s Casey Farm is a wonderful farmers’ market experience. Rhode Islanders and visitors share a great opportunity to support local farmers and to purchase a variety of specialty products including organic produce, pasture-fed meats, locally raised shellfish, baked goods, sweeteners, flowers, and more. Bring the whole family for a unique shopping experience and some of the finest produce in Rhode Island. Named "one of the five best farmers’ markets in New England" by Yankee Magazine in 2011.
Please call 401-295-1030 for more information.
Thursday, October 31, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.
Join the sea shanty-singing Salem pirates for tricks, treats, and treasures at Historic New England’s Phillips House on Halloween night.
Please call 978-744-0440 for more information.
Saturday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$25 Historic Homeowner members, $30 Historic New England members, $45 nonmembers
Join masonry expert Richard Irons for a special behind-the-scenes exploration of the heart of the seventeenth-century house - the chimney. Using the stacks and hearths at these three early houses, Irons identifies original material, discusses the evolution of chimney technology, and explores how changing foodways and cooking methods influenced changing hearth configuration. Bring pictures of your chimney mysteries for his review. Session includes morning refreshments; a boxed lunch maybe be ordered for $10.
Registration is required. Please call 978-462-2634 for more information. Purchase tickets now
Saturday, November 2, noon - 3:00 p.m.
Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.
$10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers
Explore the eighteenth-century Georgian and neoclassical architectural aspects of the c. 1740 Codman Estate in rural Lincoln, Massachusetts, with its dramatic three-story staircase and ornamental carving, in relation to the 1766-68 Jeremiah Lee Mansion, a late-colonial period townhouse of grand classical design in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Compare both houses' original features, which include exuberant craftsmanship expressed in exquisite interior woodwork. Ornament of the colonial period with hints of the neoclassical style flourished in America's earliest years, and eventually became the inspiration for its Colonial Revival during the 1890s redecoration of the Codman House by Ogden Codman Jr. The lecture by former Lee Mansion curator Judy Anderson takes place in the Carriage House. It is followed by an optional tour of the Codman House museum with Anderson and Codman Estate Site Manager Wendy Hubbard.
Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6690 for more information. Purchase tickets now
Sarah Orne Jewett House, 5 Portland Street, South Berwick, Maine
Free to Historic New England members, $5 nonmembers
Simple, cost-effective energy upgrades and traditional building-envelope repairs can make your old house more comfortable to live in and more efficient to operate. You can make any older home greener and more sustainable. Learn tips based on Historic New England's work to weatherize our historic houses and see how the country's oldest regional heritage organization is meeting today's energy conservation challenges.
Registration is recommended. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information. Purchase tickets now
Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.
$15 Garden and Landscape members, $20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers
You don't need a greenhouse to grow orchids. Learn the essentials to achieve success on your windowsill. Greenhouse Manager Lynn Ackerman teaches the best methods for lighting, watering, fertilization, repotting, and selection.
Registration is required. Please call 781-891-1985 for more information. Purchase tickets now
Saturday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Haverhill Facility, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, Mass.
$15 Historic New England members, $20 nonmembers
This is the ideal tour for textile enthusiasts and collectors of all stripes. Join Associate Curator Laura Johnson for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the collections facility, and see items from Historic New England's outstanding textile collection. See fashions from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, shoes, hats, children's dresses, needlework, window and bed hangings, knitting, lace, quilts, and coverlets. The tour features textile production equipment, including examples of spinning wheels, reels, sewing birds, pincushions, and more. Light refreshments included after the tour.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5959 for more information. Purchase tickets now