Centennial Open House draws 3,500

Nearly 3,500 people visited Historic New England’s thirty-six properties during the Centennial Open House on Saturday, June 5. It was the first time all properties have been open to the public for free on a single day. Select houses, such as Cooper-Frost-Austin House (pictured) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are used primarily as study properties and are rarely open to the public.

Members brought their new Passports to Historic New England, getting pages stamped to commemorate the homes they visited. Carl Nold, Historic New England’s President and CEO, took a whirlwind tour, visiting thirteen sites from Saugus, Massachusetts, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Learn more about Historic New England’s centennial celebration all year long.