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Historic New England Speakers present lectures focusing on a wide range of topics related to New England heritage. This information should be used as a reference list with the understanding that all speakers and topics are subject to change. Historic New England staff can lecture to audiences at all levels and for institutions of all sizes.

If you have any questions about Historic New England Speakers please call 617-994-6678 or email [email protected].

Participants and staff members of the Program in New England Studies (PINES) 2014 examine and interact with collection items. Groups viewed furniture, textiles, and ceramic items before touring the 8th floor photo studio and conservation lab.

List of Speakers

Lectures listed alphabetically by topics

The standard speaker fee is $200 plus travel expenses. Please click on the speaker's name to email him or her directly. Please note that this list does not guarantee availability. Each agreement to speak is made solely at the discretion of the requested speaker. A/V equipment needs must be negotiated with the speaker ahead of time.

TopicSpeakerLecture Title
AbolitionKen TurinoDeck the Halls: Female Abolitionist Societies and the Evolution of Christmas
BostonKen TurinoBoston's Market District and Haymarket
ChristmasKen TurinoThe Evolution of Christmas from the 1600s to 1900
CollectionsAdam OsgoodIntegrated Pest Management for Collection Care
CollectionsErica LomeBy Her Hand: Schoolgirl Needwork in New England
CollectionsErica LomeLiberty and Loyalty: Embroidered Coats of Arms in an Age of Revolution
CollectionsErica LomeJewish Immigrants and the American Antiques Trade
CollectionsErica LomeHeirlooms of Tomorrow: Colonial Revival Furntiture, 1890-1845
CollectionsErica LomeBeauty in All Things: Japanese Design in New England
CollectionsErica Lome"The perfect harmony that existed between them": Queer Stories from Historic New England's Collection
CollectionsLorna CondonHistoric New England's Photography Collection
CollectionsLorna CondonHistoric New England's Ephemera Collection
Connecticut's Historic GardensLaurie MasciandaroConnecticut's Historic Gardens
ConservationMichaela NeiroA Look at Wallpaper: Collections, Conservation, and Restoration
ConservationMichaela NeiroConservation of Asian Objects at Historic New england
ConservationMichaela NeiroConservation of Gilded Frames
ConservationMichaela NeiroThe Reinterpreation of the Quincy House from a Conservation Perspective
EducationGail White UsherWorking with Original Material-Documents
EducationAlissa ButlerEarly Deaf education and the development of American, French, and English sign language
EducationAlissa ButlerHow To: Oral History Projects
Energy Conservation, Retrofitting Old Houses Elizabeth PaligaEnergy Retrofits and the Historic Home
Exterior Paint ColorsElizabeth PaligaThe Historical Approach to Exterior Paint Colors
Folk Art, BoxesKristen WeissNeat and Tidy: Early American Boxes
Folk Art, PortraitsKristen WeissFaces and Families: Folk Art Portraits
Historic House Museums and PreservationKen TurinoRevitalizing Historic House Museums
Historic New England[email protected]Historic New England Armchair Tour
Historic New England SiteKristen WeissBeauport: Expect the Unexpected
Historic New England SiteAbigail StewartBoardman House
Historic New England SitePeggy KonitzkyThe Age of Innocence and the Tuckers of Wiscasset
Historic New England SitePeggy KonitzkyCastle Tucker
Historic New England SiteWendy HubbardCodman Estate: Collection of Four Generations
Historic New England SiteKristen WeissCogswell's Grant
Historic New England SiteKristen WeissCoastal Farming at Cogswell's Grant
Historic New England SiteWendy HubbardGropius House: Explore a Revolution
Historic New England SiteAbigail StewartPhillips House
Historic New England SiteLaurie MasciandaroRoseland Cottage: Experience Victorian Exuberance
Historic New England SiteJane HennedyWaves of Blue, Waves of Green: Southern Rhode Island Farms
Historic New England SiteJane HennedyWalking Hand-in-Hand with the Past at Watson Farm
Historic New England SiteAbigail StewartGedney House
Historic New England SiteDan SantosHistoric New England's Rhode Island Properties
Historic Preservation[email protected]William Sumner Appleton: The Preservation Movement
Historic Preservation EasementsDylan PeacockHistoric Preservation Easements
HolidaysKen TurinoThe Evolution of Christmas from the 1600s to 1900
New EnglandJane HennedyNew England Ice Harvesting
PreservationDylan PeacockPreservation Tools for Protecting Private Property
PreservationJennifer RobinsonThreads through the Landscape: New England's Stone Walls
PreservationDylan Peacock or Elizabeth Paliga or Jennifer RobinsonOld House Do's and Don'ts
PreservationElizabeth PaligaMaintaining Your Old Home
Preservation, Women's HistoryElizabeth PaligaTenacious Women: A History of Preservation in New England
Royal Barry Wills Associates ArchiveLorna CondonIntroducing the Royal Barry Wills Associates Archive
SculptureLaurie MasciandaroDisdaining the Republic: William Wetmore Story, Expatriate Aristocrat
Women's HistoryGail White UsherAntebellum Women – Finding their Voices in the 19th Century
Women's HistoryGail White UsherWomen and the American Civil War
Women's HistoryGail White UsherDomestick Beings- The 18th Century Woman
World War IIPeggy KonitzkyProduction Soldiers and Kitchen Commandos: The World War II Homefront

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