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Your Old or Historic Home

Historic New England wants you to know how to conserve and care for your old or historic home. With a century's worth of experience in historic preservation, Historic New England has the expertise to help you protect the unique character of your house, whether it was built in 1750 or 1950. Historic Homeowner membership at Historic New England provides additional services tailored to the specific issues you encounter in your home.

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Preservation and Paint Color Tips

For many old houses, architectural features can be enhanced or highlighted through paint color or by replacing minor elements such as screen doors, shutters, or other inconsistent add-ons. The following tips will help you identify locations or elements of your house that can benefit from a makeover. Find out how you can boost curb appeal and make the most of your home’s historic character.

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Historic Homeowner Membership

For detailed, ongoing advice for your old or historic home, consider Historic Homeowner membership. The Historic Homeowner program supports you with individualized technical support, including online consultation to select historically appropriate paint colors, evaluate design proposals, and locate specialized contracting. Learn more.

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Your Old or Historic Home