Video: Mattress conservation at Sarah Orne Jewett House

May 16, 2019

After extensive conservation treatments, the original bed of Sarah Orne Jewett’s sister Mary has returned to Historic New England’s Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum in South Berwick, Maine.

In our new video, watch as our team of conservators builds a custom, lightweight, insect-resistant mattress and installs it with the original bed and conserved coverlet and canopy.

See Mary’s bed in person when you tour Sarah Orne Jewett House. Historic New England recently updated the tour to more completely tell the story of Sarah Orne Jewett’s relationship with Annie Adams Fields.

The museum is open for tours on the first and third Saturdays of the month from November to May and Friday to Sunday from June to October.

Plan your visit.