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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 ProgramInfo@HistoricNewEngland.org.

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. 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
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann HouseMartha Van KoeveringBeauport: Expect the Unexpected
Boardman HouseKristen WeissBoardman House
BostonKen TurinoBoston's Market District and Haymarket
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 HousesSally ZimmermanEnergy Retrofits and the Historic Home
Fashion, 20th CenturySarah JaworskiFancy Pants: Memory-Based Workshop for Older Adults
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 PreservationSally ZimmermanOld House Do's and Don'ts
Historic House Museums and PreservationKen TurinoRevitalizing Historic House Museums
Historic New EnglandProgramInfo@HistoricNewEngland.orgHistoric New England Armchair Tour
Historic Paint ColorsSally ZimmermanPeriod-Appropriate Paint Colors for Your House
Historic PreservationProgramInfo@HistoricNewEngland.orgWilliam Sumner Appleton: The Preservation Movement
Historic Use of Blue Paint in HousesSally ZimmermanThe House of Blues
History of FurnitureNancy CarlisleHigh-Speed Romp Through History of N.E. Furniture
HolidaysKen TurinoThe Evolution of Christmas from the 1600s to 1900
JewelryProgramInfo@HistoricNewEngland.orgAdorning New England: Historic New England Jewelry
JewelryLaura JohnsonMementos: Jewelry of Life and Love
Lyman EstateSally ZimmermanLyman Estate
Lyman Estate GreenhousesLynn AckermanHistory of the Lyman Estate Greenhouses
Material CultureLaura JohnsonThe Art of Basketry: New England's Other Wovens
19th and 20th Century FurnitureNancy CarlisleA. H. Davenport and the Gilded Age
Old Newbury, Mass.Bethany Groff DorauA Brief History of Old Newbury, 1635-1764
Origins of Historic Paint Color PalettesSally ZimmermanWho Put the History in the Paint Color Palette?
Phillips HouseMelinda HuffPhillips House
Roseland Cottage, Gothic Revival, 19th CenturyLaurie MasciandaroRoseland Cottage: Experience Victorian Exuberance
Sarah Orne JewettMarilyn Keith DalySarah Orne Jewett's Neighborhood
SilhouettesLaura JohnsonShades of Truth: American Silhouettes
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 FarmBethany Groff DorauSpencer-Peirce-Little Farm
TextilesLaura JohnsonAmerican Revival and Reproduction Textiles
TextilesLaura JohnsonFrom Stays to Skeleton Suits: Dressing Children
TextilesLaura JohnsonInterpreting Textiles at Historic New England
20th CenturySarah JaworskiRemembering Home: A Workshop for Older Adults
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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