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Program in New England Studies

Looking at paintings in Historic New England's collection

June 2016

Registration begins in January

Each year, Historic New England presents the Program in New England Studies, an intensive learning experience with lectures by curators and architectural historians, workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours of Touring c. 1690 manor house at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, MassachusettsHistoric New England’s properties and collections, as well as of other museums and private homes in the region.

Program in New England Studies examines New England history and material culture from the seventeenth century through the Colonial Revival, and delves into building design and technology, and the wide-ranging lifestyles illustrated by the historic sites on the itinerary.

The program is designed to appeal to owners of historic houses, collectors, museum professionals, graduate students, and those who enjoy New England history, and is limited to twenty-five participants.

Schedule for 2015 Program

Photo Gallery


Several scholarships, including one specifically for candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds, are available for graduate students and mid-career museum professionals to attend the program. Contact Ken Turino at for more information.

Program in New England Studies