Historic New England Publications

Sharing New England stories through magazines and books

Historic New England publications include the award-winning Historic New England magazine, a benefit of membership published three times per year, and the Historic New England book series. The print edition of Historic New England magazine, published three times a year, is an exclusive benefit of membership. Back issues are archived online for public browsing. Join or renew your membership today to subscribe to Historic New England magazine.

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.

Book Series

Keepsakes and Treasures

Discover the stories behind Historic New England's collection of jewelry made and worn in the region. Buy a copy.

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  • Keepsakes and Treasures

    Discover the stories behind Historic New England's collection of jewelry made and worn in the region. Buy a copy.

  • From Guiding Lights to Beacons for Business

    This colorful history book examines the many ways Maine lighthouses have been perceived in our culture. Buy a copy.

  • The Camera's Coast

    Photographs, postcards, and advertisements from Historic New England's collection paint a rich portrait of coastal activity. Buy a copy.

  • America's Kitchens

    Find out what it was like to live and work in kitchens that had none of the conveniences we now take for granted. Buy a copy.

Historic New England Magazine

Fall 2016

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.

summer_2016Summer 2016

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.

Historic New England Magazine, Winter 2016 ( Vol. 16, No. 3)Winter 2016

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.

Historic New England Magazine, Fall 2015 ( Vol. 16, No. 2)Fall 2015

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.

Historic New England Magazine, Summer 2015 ( Vol. 16, No. 1)Summer 2015

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.

Historic New England Magazine, Winter 2015 ( Vol. 15, No. 3)Winter 2015

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.

Historic New England Magazine, Fall 2014 ( Vol. 15, No. 2)Fall 2014

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.

Browse Earlier Issues

Read past issues of Historic New England magazine dating back to summer 2000

Go behind the scenes at Historic New England properties, meet fascinating historical characters and current innovators in preservation, get historic homeowner tips from Historic New England experts, and much more. Through evocative photography, rare archival resources, and informative articles by both Historic New England staff and guest authors, each issue offers new insights on more than four hundred years of life in New England.

Summer IssuesSpring/Winter IssuesFall Issues
2014: Quincy House2014: Cape Cod Canal2013: Three-Deckers
2013: Sayward-Wheeler House2013: Eustis Estate2012: Boston City Hall
2012: Maine Lighthouses2012: Silhouettes2011: Lyman Estate
2011: Codman Estate2011: Rural Churches2010: Under One Roof
2010: Roseland Cottage2010: Centennial2009: Design Drawings
2009: Castle Tucker2009: Kitchens2008: Codman Paintings
2008: Countryside Landmarks2008: Kitchens2007: Faneuil Hall
2007: Beauport Colors2007: Cogswell's Grant2006: Sarah Orne Jewett
2006: Bowens at Home2006: Browne House2005: Alexander House
2005: John Hancock House2005: Arnold House2004: Verner Reed
2004: Beauport Backstage2004: Roseland Cottage2003: Gropius House
2003: Treasures on Tour2003: Library & Archives2002: Casey Farm
2002: Rundlet-May House2001/2002: Partners2001: Dairies
2001: Hamilton House2001: Newbury, Mass.2000: Fishing Lady
2000: Hamilton House2000: Barrett House

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