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In honor of Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, a statewide celebration of the Bay State’s furniture-making legacy, Governor Deval Patrick has named September 17 Massachusetts Furniture Day. A first-time collaboration among ten museums and cultural institutions throughout the state, Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture highlights Massachusetts furniture-making, from the 1600s to the present day, through a series of exhibitions and public programs.
As part of this collaboration, Historic New England presents special programs and an upcoming online database of Massachusetts furniture. Excellent examples are on view at nine of our historic properties.
Historic New England is proud to be a part of Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, along with the Colonial Society of Massachusetts; Concord Museum; Fuller Craft Museum; Historic Deerfield; Historic New England; Massachusetts Historical Society; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; North Bennet Street School; Old Sturbridge Village; and Peabody Essex Museum. Also playing a key role in the development of the project is Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library.
To learn more, visit FourCenturies.org.