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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
Arnold HouseDan SantosArnold House
AbolitionKen TurinoDeck the Halls: Female Abolitionist Societies and the Evolution of Christmas
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann HouseKristen WeissBeauport: Expect the Unexpected
Boardman HouseKristen WeissBoardman House
BostonKen TurinoBoston's Market District and Haymarket
Casey Family Papers Digitization ProjectLorna CondonIntroducing the Casey Family Papers Digitization Project
Castle TuckerPeggy KonitzkyThe Age of Innocence and the Tuckers of Wiscasset
Castle TuckerPeggy KonitzkyCastle Tucker
ChristmasKen TurinoThe Evolution of Christmas from the 1600s to 1900
Codman EstateWendy HubbardCodman Estate: Collection of Four Generations
Cogswell's Grant, Decorative Arts/CollectingKristen WeissCogswell's Grant
Cogswell's Grant, Coastal FarmingKristen WeissCoastal Farming at Cogswell's Grant
Connecticut's Historic GardensLaurie MasciandaroConnecticut's Historic Gardens
Decorative Arts/CeramicsNancy CarlisleIntro to the History of Ceramics in New England
EducationGail White UsherTeaching with Primary Source Documents
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
Furniture, Victorian, 19th CenturyNancy CarlisleDesign Run Amok or Inspired Creativity?
Furniture, 17th CenturyNancy CarlisleMedieval Technology Meets the New World
Gropius HouseWendy HubbardGropius House: Explore a Revolution
Historic Home Maintenance and PreservationDylan Peacock or Elizabeth PaligaOld House Do's and Don'ts
Historic House Museums and PreservationKen TurinoRevitalizing Historic House Museums
Historic New England[email protected]Historic New England Armchair Tour
Historic Preservation[email protected]William Sumner Appleton: The Preservation Movement
Historic Preservation EasementsDylan PeacockHistoric Preservation Easements
History of FurnitureNancy CarlisleHigh-Speed Romp Through History of N.E. Furniture
HolidaysKen TurinoThe Evolution of Christmas from the 1600s to 1900
The Hurricane of 1938Michael MalerThe Hurricane of 1938
JewelryLaurie MasciandaroTiffany Glass
Lyman EstateMichael MalerLyman Estate
Lyman Estate GreenhousesLynn AckermanHistory of the Lyman Estate Greenhouses
19th and 20th Century FurnitureNancy CarlisleA. H. Davenport and the Gilded Age
Phillips HouseAbigail StewartPhillips House
PreservationDylan PeacockPreservation Tools for Protecting Private Property
Roseland Cottage, Gothic Revival, 19th CenturyLaurie MasciandaroRoseland Cottage: Experience Victorian Exuberance
Royal Barry Wills Associates ArchiveLorna CondonIntroducing the Royal Barry Wills Associates Archive
Sarah Orne JewettMarilyn Keith DalySarah Orne Jewett's Neighborhood
Social/Domestic HistoryNancy CarlisleAmerica's Kitchens
Social/Domestic HistoryNancy CarlisleWomen of the Quincy Family
South Berwick, MaineMarilyn Keith DailyJonathan Hamilton's Berwick
Spencer-Peirce-Little FarmMadison VlassSpencer-Peirce-Little Farm
Women in Early PreservationCarissa Demore or Leigh SchoberthPassionate Preservationists
Women's History, 18th CenturyGail White UsherThe 18th Century Woman
World War IIPeggy KonitzkyProduction Soldiers and Kitchen Commandos: The World War II Homefront

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