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Events Calendar — 25 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.

Make History: Community as Classroom Opening Reception

Thursday, January 26, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m

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

See the new Historic New England and Berwick Academy collaborative exhibition Make History. Meet the student artists and learn about how Sarah Orne Jewett House inspired their works.

Free

Registration is recommended. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information or register online.

"A Writer's Circle" Writer's Group

Monday, February 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

Gather with fellow writers to share work, feedback, and encouragement in this nurturing and inspiring writers’ group. Facilitated by Brian Evans-Jones, former poet laureate of Hampshire County, UK. The group is open to writers of all levels and genres.

$4 Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

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

Lincoln's Birthday Celebration

Saturday, February 11, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Arnold House, 487 Great Road, Lincoln, R.I.
  
The town of Lincoln, Rhode Island, was named in honor of our sixteenth president in 1871. Visit Arnold House and learn about President Lincoln's visits to the Ocean State and the history of this land that became Lincoln. Tour the museum and enjoy some birthday cake.

Free
 
Please call 401-728-9696 for more information.

Gadgets and Gizmos

Saturday, February 18, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.
 
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Phillips House, exploring the inventions and innovations necessary for running a "modern" early-twentieth-century household.

$5 Historic New England members and Salem residents
$10 nonmembers

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-744-0440 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.

History of Camellias in Boston

Sunday, March 5, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Lyman Estate, 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).

$5 Historic New England Members
$10 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5912 or register online.

The Irish Experience at Phillips House

Friday, March 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

What did it take to keep Phillips House running smoothly? Get a glimpse of the daily duties of the Phillips family's Irish domestic staff and the living conditions for staff at this well-appointed home. Hear the stories of cook Bridget Durgin, waitress Delia Cawley, and nursemaid Catherine Shaughnessy and see where they lived as it looked in 1919. Space is limited.

$15 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information or register online.

The Irish Experience at Phillips House

Saturday, March 11, 10:00- noon


Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

What did it take to keep Phillips House running smoothly? Get a glimpse of the daily duties of the Phillips family's Irish domestic staff and the living conditions for staff at this well-appointed home. Hear the stories of cook Bridget Durgin, waitress Delia Cawley, and nursemaid Catherine Shaughnessy and see where they lived as it looked in 1919. Space is limited.

$15 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information or register online.

Events Calendar — 25 events