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Events Calendar — 13 events

A Deep Dive into American Design: Historic New England's Irving and Casson-A.H. Davenport Collection

Tuesday, January 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

Join Senior Curator of Library and Archives Lorna Condon and Collections Cataloguer Lynne Paschetag for an armchair exploration of the rich archives of the legendary furniture makers Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport. The archive includes more than 20,000 original design drawings, photographs, manuscripts, and items of ephemera that document the work of the firm.

Learn about the history of the firm, see stunning examples from the collection, and hear about fascinating discoveries made during the course of the recently completed cataloguing project, which made the collection accessible at HistoricNewEngland.org.

Free to Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6678 for more information or register online.

Members Only: Behind the Scenes in Collections Storage

Wednesday, February 22, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Haverhill Facility, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, Mass.
 
Join Historic New England staff for an exclusive look inside collections storage and the conservation lab. See some of our favorite paintings, needlework, costume, ceramics, and furniture, and learn about current conservation treatment projects.

Go inside the newly renovated, state-of-the-art space that houses our extensive decorative arts collection. Historic New England has one of the largest collections of New England art and artifacts in the country.

Free and exclusive to Historic New England members. Become a member today.

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

Green House and Green Thumbs at the Vale

Tuesday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

Ages 6-12

As students explore the Lyman mansion and its lush greenhouses, they will learn how warm climate plants thrived for hundreds of years with the help of solar energy. Students will develop a "green thumb" by learning how to care for different plant species and create a paper greenhouse to take with them.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Advance registration required. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the program. One adult per family admitted free, additional adults pay full price. Each program is limited to 24 people.
The appropriate age range for each program differs and may not be suitable for younger siblings. Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted in the house museums.

Email Education@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information.

Camellia Blooming Season

Tuesday, February 14 - Wednesday, March 15, 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:
Sunday, February 26
Wednesday, March 1
Saturday, March 11

Find out tour times and admission prices.


Oceania in Salem: Art and Culture of the Pacific Islands

Tuesday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

Ages 5-12

Disney's Moana introduces viewers to many aspects of ancient life in the Pacific Islands, from the demigod Maui and the many uses of coconuts to tapa (bark-cloth) and outrigger canoes. While living in Hawaii in the 1800s, the Phillips family developed a passion for Oceanic culture. During this program, explore items from their collection, listen to legends of Maui, and create a tapa stamp design.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Advance registration required. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the program. One adult per family admitted free, additional adults pay full price. Each program is limited to 24 people.
The appropriate age range for each program differs and may not be suitable for younger siblings. Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted in the house museums.

Email Education@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information.

Salem Women's History Day

Sunday, March 26, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

Join the Phillips House staff for a day of special guided tours focusing on the role of women at 34 Chestnut Street through the years.

Free to Historic New England members and Salem residents.
$5 nonmembers

Tours are available on the half-hour. Registration is not required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information.

An Abundance of Boxes, Ceramics, and Decoys: The ABCDs of Collecting at Cogswell's Grant

Tuesday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Ages 6-12

The owners of Cogswell's Grant were passionate collectors of American folk art and filled their summer home in Essex with treasures. During the program, participants will explore the house to discover stories of the past embodied in the pieces on display, try their hand at rug hooking, and create decorative boxes to hold their own collections.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Advance registration required. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the program. One adult per family admitted free, additional adults pay full price. Each program is limited to 24 people.
The appropriate age range for each program differs and may not be suitable for younger siblings. Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted in the house museums.

Email Education@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information.

Spring Time Exploration at Watson Farm

Tuesday, May 23, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, R.I.

Ages 5-12

Join in an in-depth exploration of the Watson Farm working landscape. The walkabout will include a visit with the Red Devon cattle and newborn calves, the sheep flock with their lambs, and a working dog demonstration with Kep the Border Collie. In addition, participants will investigate the shoreline, swamp, pond, compost pile, and hayfields and spin a wool bracelet to take home.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Advance registration required. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the program. One adult per family admitted free, additional adults pay full price. Each program is limited to 24 people.
The appropriate age range for each program differs and may not be suitable for younger siblings. Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted in the house museums.

Email Education@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information.

Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England

Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass.

Ages 6-12

Be among the first to visit the spectacular Eustis Estate, Historic New England's newest house museum. Explore the exhibition Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England to discover jewelry's unique role as a public display of personal history. Taking inspiration from the pieces in the exhibition, participants will create their own memento to take home.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Advance registration required. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the program. One adult per family admitted free, additional adults pay full price. Each program is limited to 24 people.
The appropriate age range for each program differs and may not be suitable for younger siblings. Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted in the house museums.

Email Education@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information.

The Camera's Eye: House and Garden Pictures and Painting

Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine

Ages 6-15

Use your camera eye to take in the landscape at Hamilton House as Elise Tyson did in the early 1900s. Be inspired by her photographs of the fields and gardens, and her portraits of family and friends, to pose for the camera inside and outside of her home and garden cottage. Participants will take their own photographs and make a book of watercolor paintings in the garden.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Advance registration required. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the program. One adult per family admitted free, additional adults pay full price. Each program is limited to 24 people.
The appropriate age range for each program differs and may not be suitable for younger siblings. Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted in the house museums.

Email Education@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information.

Events Calendar — 13 events