Category Archives: New Hampshire

You’re invited to our region-wide Open House

On Saturday, June 1, all thirty-eight historic sites are open free to the public. Join us for a fun day of fantastic storytelling! Love architecture, history, fantastic stories, great landscapes, fine art and folk art, or interior design? Then join Historic New England on June 1 for a region-wide Open House and explore distinctly different […]

Let us introduce you: Asenath Harvey Darling

THIS IS ONE IN A SERIES OF POSTS ABOUT STORIES BEING EXPLORED AS PART OF RECOVERING NEW ENGLAND’S VOICES This summer visitors to Gilman Garrison House in Exeter, N.H., take a tour that includes the newly recovered story of Asenath Harvey Darling, a milliner and shopkeeper who owned the property between 1864 and 1874. An independent woman Born Asenath […]

Let us introduce you: Isabelle Grimm Tilley

This is one in a series of posts about stories being explored as part of Recovering New England’s Voices Isabelle Grimm Tilley was a woman of great fortitude who was born enslaved but survived to live a long life of quiet independence. She was known for her beautiful vegetable garden, her pride in meeting Abraham […]

Historic New England receives $25,000 grant for Langdon House research

New Hampshire’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program awards thirty-four grants to communities and non-profit organizations across the state. Historic New England receives a $25,000 grant for Langdon House from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) Governor Sununu today announced $4.3 million in matching grants to support thirty-four land conservation and […]

Bruce Blanchard receives preservation award

Historic New England Preservation Manager Bruce Blanchard is being honored by the Portsmouth Advocates with the 2022 Arthur J. Gerrier Award. The Gerrier Award is bestowed in recognition of “a personal commitment to preserving and enhancing the unique historical character of Portsmouth.” The award announcement states that Blanchard’s work “preserving Portsmouth’s architectural heritage exemplifies this […]

Explore Historic New England’s new digital visitor experiences

Historic New England offers six new online experiences for perfect “at home getaways” Thanks to a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities through the federal government’s CARES Act, we now offer more chances for you to explore Historic New England. Staff combined the rich resources in our archival collection with outstanding new […]

Major exterior painting project completed at Langdon House

This summer Historic New England did extensive exterior painting at Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Crews made a significant transformation by painting the front facade of this illustrious National Historic Landmark and an additional five elevations on the McKim, Mead, & White extension at the back of the house. The project also […]

LCHIP-funded work completed at Rundlet-May House

Historic New England recently completed work at Rundlet-May House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, that protects one of the most important Federal house museums in the region. The work was funded, in part, through a $70,000 matching grant from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). By developing an effective method to keep […]

Meet the new artist-in-residence at Langdon House

Historic New England and the New England Watercolor Society are pleased to announce that Seth Berkowitz is the 2019 artist-in-residence at Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The residency occurs in conjunction with Reality, Abstraction, and the Artist’s Eye, a juried regional exhibition on display at the house. During August, visitors can get […]

Watercolor Society exhibition opens at Langdon House

Reality, Abstraction, and The Artist’s Eye: New England Watercolor Society Regional Exhibition is on view at Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from June 1 through October 13, 2019. The juried exhibition features a diverse array of sixty colorful and dynamic watercolors, including landscape elements from rural to urban, undiscovered and unexplored moments in the region, and subjects that […]