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Ogden Codman Design Group Membership

$250 ($185 tax-deductible)

OCDG Tour of HaverhillCodman curtain, 1824

Are you drawn to the décor of New England’s grand and historic homes? Do you seek a glimpse into the private homes of top pioneers in American design? Join the Ogden Codman Design Group to experience the treasures of architectural work and interior design at Historic New England.

Historic New England's vast collections include work created and collected by some of our country’s greatest design talents like Ogden Codman Jr., Henry Davis Sleeper, and Walter Gropius. The Ogden Codman Design Group is named after noted early twentieth-century architect and interior designer Ogden Codman Jr. With Edith Wharton, he co-authored The Decoration of Houses with Edith Wharton, which revolutionized American interior design in the late nineteenth century.

Experience the work of design leaders firsthand at their historic residences, including Gropius House in Lincoln, Mass., built in 1938 by Walter Gropius, founder of German design school Bauhaus. Discover forty rooms designed by Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America’s first professional interior designers, at the 1907 Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, in Gloucester, Mass. Enjoy the distinctive Colonial Revival style Ogden Codman introduced to his ancestral home, the Georgian-style Codman Estate in Lincoln, Mass.

The Ogden Codman Design Group connects design professionals and enthusiasts to the pioneering work of some of our nation’s greatest design talents. A portion of your membership funds an interior decorative project at one of Historic New England’s sites. Enjoy receptions, behind-the-scenes tours, and opportunities to network and socialize with other design professionals.

Recent Ogden Codman Design Group Events

  • August 2016: Bedecking Beauport
    Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Gloucester, Mass.
  • November 2016: Lecture with Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur
    Boston, Mass.
  • December 2016: Holiday Party
    Boston, Mass.

Ogden Codman Design Group member benefits include:

  • Invitations to at least two Ogden Codman Design Group events per year, including receptions, behind-the-scenes tours, and design-focused programs.*

  • Special Ogden Codman Design Group e-mail updates*

  • Member benefits for two adults and children under eighteen

  • Advanced registration for the Members’ Weekend Trip

  • 15% discount on shop and greenhouse purchases

  • Four single-use guest passes

  • Complimentary admission to a special lecture for Contributing and Supporting members

  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), the Passport to Historic New England, members' newsletter and calendar of events, and the monthly e-newsletter

  • Access to fun and exciting free-to-members programs and events and invitations to members-only receptions

  • Discounted admission and advanced registration for programs and events

  • Discounts on gifts and publications

  • Free admission, discounted member rates for activities, and 10% off shop purchases at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • Discounts with local partners in select communities

*Exclusive to this membership level

Join or Renew Membership

Or e-mail the Development Team or call 617-994-5951 for more information.

Ogden Codman Design Group Membership