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Summer 2001

Preserving your Wedding Dress
Wedding dresses are meant to be treasured. SPNEA carefully preserves about seventy gowns that were worn by brides as long ago as the eighteenth century.
Cycles of Change and Renewal
Over the centuries, the rhythmic tidal energy of the Salmon Falls River in South Berwick, Maine, has been paralleled by an ebb and flow of human endeavor ashore.
Picturing New England
SPNEA is pleased to present selections from its first amateur photography contest. All the images submitted will join thousands of other photographs preserved in SPNEA's Library and Archives.
Boxes Open and Shut
Boxes were made for every conceivable type of storage, in a variety of shapes and sizes, from plain to lavishly decorated. As containers of culture, they can reveal clues to social status or lifestyle.
A Passionate Scholar
Noted scholar Nina Fletcher Little, who with her husband Bertram K. Little was a pioneer collector of American folk art, authored books and scores of articles over her long career.
By Children for Children
Students from the third, fourth, and fifth grades of the Dever School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, undertook a project to create a family walking tour of this historic neighborhood. On Tuesday afternoons, they explored the area to discover architectural features that would capture the imaginations of young people.
News New England and Beyond
Short news items from Historic New England Magazine.
Profiles of the Past
In the first half of the nineteenth century, before the advent of photography, wax bas-reliefs were one of many ways of preserving a person's likeness. John Christian Rauschner, started working in Salem, Massachusetts, around 1809 and then traveled south to work in New York, Philadelphia, and finally Virginia.
Summer 2001