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Coastal Growers' Market

Saturdays, May 7 through October 29, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.
Get a taste of some of the finest produce in Rhode Island, Saturdays at Casey Farm. Support local farmers and shop for specialty products including organic produce, pasture-fed meats, locally raised shellfish, baked goods, sweeteners, flowers, and more. Named "one of the five best farmers’ markets in New England" by Yankee Magazine.

Please call 401-295-1030 for more information.

Edith Wharton and Ogden Codmen: A Creative Kinship

Sunday, October 30, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.

Ogden Codman is known as the other name on the spine of the design classic, The Decoration of Houses, which he co-authored with Edith Wharton. Using original letters from Historic New England's Codman archival collection, this illustrated talk offers an inside peek into their artistic friendship, which spanned more than forty years. After the lecture, stay for an optional tour of Codman House.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Registration recommended. Please call 617-994-6690 or buy online.

Cradle to Grave: Lamplight Tour of Coffin House, Swett-Ilsley House and First Parish Burying Ground

Sunday, October 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Coffin House, Swett-Ilsley House, and First Parish Burying Ground, Newbury, Mass.

Spend an evening getting to know the Coffin family and their neighbors, in their home and in their final resting places.

Enjoy special evening tours of the 1678 Coffin House, a beer tasting in the 1670 Swett-Ilsley House (a former tavern), and a visit to the townsfolk across the street in the First Parish Burying Ground. Hear true tales of murder, heroism, and heartbreak from Newbury's storied past. Refreshments provided by Ipswich Ale Brewery.

$15 Historic New England members
$30 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.

Tricks, Treats and Treasures

Monday, October 31, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

Join the sea chanty singing Salem pirates for some tricks, treats, and treasures at Historic New England's Phillips House on Halloween night.


Please call 978-744-0440 for more information.

Library and Archives Open Saturdays

Saturday, November 5, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

Historic New England's Library and Archives in Boston will open for your research needs on the first Saturdays of April, May, June, October, November, and December.

Discover our extraordinary collection of New England photographs, manuscripts, ephemera, and other documents.

Free to Historic New Engalnd members
$5 nonmembers

Please call 617-994-5946 to make an appointment.

A Tale of Two Houses

Sunday, November 6, 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Arnold House, 487 Great Road, Lincoln, R.I. 

Explore the history of Lincoln by touring the homes of some of its most prominent families: Arnold House (1693) and Hearthside (1810). Compare and contrast these Rhode Island architectural gems and the lives of the people who called them home.


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

"A Writer's Circle" A Writer's Group

Monday, November 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 through May, 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.

Writer's Talk

Thursdays, November 10, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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

Gather at Sarah Orne Jewett's home to enjoy readings by contemporary writers and learn what inspires them. Afterward, meet the authors and enjoy the company of other book enthusiasts at a complimentary reception in this intimate and welcoming space.


Registration required. Please or call 207-384-2454 for more information or buy online.

Beginning Orchid Growing

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

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

You don't need a greenhouse to grow orchids. Learn the essentials to achieve success on your windowsill, from selecting the right plants to proper lighting, watering, fertilzing, and repotting. Taught by Greenhouse Manager Lynn Ackerman.

$20 Historic New England members
$25 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5913 for more information or buy online.

Behind the Canvas

Saturday, November 19, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.

Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.
Enjoy a special tour highlighting the collection of international and American art at Phillips House. Learn about the family’s passion for collecting art and about the artists behind the canvas.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0400 for more information or buy online.

Events Calendar — 297 events