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Historic New England launched the book series in 2006 to introduce our collections to a wider audience. Drawing on the rich resources of our archival and object collections, these thoroughly researched, beautifully designed, and heavily illustrated publications enrich our knowledge of New England and the wider world.
Features articles on the popular paint-by-number hobby of the mid-twentieth century; research on the story of Zipporah Potter Atkins, who in 1670 became the first black woman on record to buy a house and land in Boston; delving into history at Sarah Orne Jewett House to inspire maker culture; a look at the foods served in restaurants during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; the cultural landscape of Nickels-Sortwell House; and Historic New England’s Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report.
This issue highlights the May 2017 opening of the Eustis Estate Museum in Milton, Massachusetts. Also, summer camp history and culture are explored as well as the continuing efforts by Curtains Without Borders to locate and conserve historic theater curtains, the eclectic archives of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, discovery of the desk of Samuel Appleton, and a Historic New England member’s Instagram travelogue of our properties. Read the issue.
Stories include a unique collection of neon, the legacy of Vermont’s marble industry, an artist-in-residence at Governor John Langdon House, combating masonry deterioration at Castle Tucker, pilot Ripley Miller, a John Singleton Copley portrait at the Codman Estate, discoveries at the Eustis Estate, and Historic New England’s jewelry collection. Read the issue.
Stories include Historic New England’s acquisition of the Brick House at Coolidge Point, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.; Harrison House in Branford, Conn.; earthenware pottery made in Charlestown, Mass.; the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act; Boston’s Bromley Park; enslaved people in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New Hampshire and Maine; found ceramics; the 100th anniversary of the acquisition of Otis House in Boston; and updates from the Eustis Estate in Milton, Mass. Read the issue.
Explores the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vt.; Cape Cod’s Modern Masters; upgrades to Historic New England’s collections storage facility in Haverhill, Mass.; architect Joseph Collins Wells; and the Irving & Casson – A. H. Davenport Collection. Read the issue.
Stories include discoveries at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Mass; a Q&A with staff at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses; the 100th Historic New England preservation easement; jewelry by Native American artists in New England; Pierce House school programs; and a female African American architect who completed Historic New England’s Program in New England Studies. Read the issue.
Stories include Woolworth’s: Remembering Haverhill’s Shopping District, Collections Care Project, Westerly Armory, garden volunteers, twentieth-century collections, Phillips House Oceanic collections, Maine school programs, and an unusual folk art collection. Read the issue.
Stories include 3-D laser technology at the Eustis Estate; Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, during World War I; four centuries of Salem history at Gedney House; archaeology at Otis House; a 1910 mural at a Vermont synagogue; Historic New England’s carpenters; and the Great Gale of 1915. Read the issue.
Stories include preserving one-room schoolhouses in Norwich, Vermont; a rare valentine at Quincy House; preservation of the Parish of All Saints in Boston; updates from the Eustis Estate; family papers from Pierce House; and preservation of Jackson House. Read the issue.
Stories include the Irving & Casson – A. H. Davenport Archive, architect Halfdan H. Hanson, twentieth-century collections, a new partnership at Merwin House, plumping curiosities, Castle Tucker’s historic waterfront, and the acquisition of photographs from Edwin Martin’s People of Maine series. Read the issue.
|Summer Issues||Spring/Winter Issues||Fall Issues|
|2014: Quincy House||2014: Cape Cod Canal||2013: Three-Deckers|
|2013: Sayward-Wheeler House||2013: Eustis Estate||2012: Boston City Hall|
|2012: Maine Lighthouses||2012: Silhouettes||2011: Lyman Estate|
|2011: Codman Estate||2011: Rural Churches||2010: Under One Roof|
|2010: Roseland Cottage||2010: Centennial||2009: Design Drawings|
|2009: Castle Tucker||2009: Kitchens||2008: Codman Paintings|
|2008: Countryside Landmarks||2008: Kitchens||2007: Faneuil Hall|
|2007: Beauport Colors||2007: Cogswell's Grant||2006: Sarah Orne Jewett|
|2006: Bowens at Home||2006: Browne House||2005: Alexander House|
|2005: John Hancock House||2005: Arnold House||2004: Verner Reed|
|2004: Beauport Backstage||2004: Roseland Cottage||2003: Gropius House|
|2003: Treasures on Tour||2003: Library & Archives||2002: Casey Farm|
|2002: Rundlet-May House||2001/2002: Partners||2001: Dairies|
|2001: Hamilton House||2001: Newbury, Mass.||2000: Fishing Lady|
|2000: Hamilton House||2000: Barrett House|