Make History with Historic New England
Apr 2, 2021
A celebration of New England stories
On April 6 at 6:00 p.m., Historic New England premieres Make History, a special streaming event celebrating our region’s stories and rich cultural heritage.
“New England is a region full of stories of history, people, and beauty,” said Historic New England President and CEO Vin Cipolla. “I invite you to join me for a series of presentations from some of New England’s leading storytellers as we explore what makes the region special.”
Make History is an hour-long exploration of New England’s rich history. Through special guest interviews and exclusive video, delve into the diverse histories of the people who live here, the architecture and landscapes that make it special, and the reexamination of our shared past to build a better future.
- Dr. Kimberly Alexander, Director of Museum Studies and Lecturer, History Department, University of New Hampshire
- Deborah L. Allinson, Trustee, Historic New England
- Libby Bischof, PhD., Professor of History and Executive Director, Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine
- JerriAnne Boggis, Executive Director, Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire
- Vishaan Chakrabarti, William W. Wurster Dean, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley; Founder and Creative Director, PAU
- Vin Cipolla, Program Host, President and CEO, Historic New England
- Dorothy A. Clark, Editorial Services Manager, Historic New England
- Professor R. Tripp Evans, History of Art, Co-Chair, Department of Visual Art and History of Art, Wheaton College
- Benjamin Haavik, Team Leader, Property Care, Historic New England
- Richard Haynes Jr., Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity, University of New Hampshire
- Jane Hennedy, Site Manager, Casey Farm, Historic New England
- Marilyn Keith Daly, Site Manager, Sarah Orne Jewett House, Historic New England
- Wendy Lee Hubbard, Site Manager, Gropius House, Historic New England
- Gregory D. Lombardi, Trustee, Historic New England
- David A. Martland, Chair, Historic New England
- Adam Osgood, Collections Technician and IPM Coordinator, Historic New England
- Lorén M. Spears – Executive Director, Tomaquag Museum
- Martha Van Koevering, Site Manager, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Historic New England
- Black history in Portsmouth, N.H.: Ona Judge, Cyrus Bruce and their connection to Governor John Langdon House
- Landmark landscapes: explore our outside spaces, acres of formal gardens, open spaces, and working farms
- Decolonizing stories told at our Rhode Island farms: sharing the Indigenous experience with the community
- LGBTQ+ history: what historic sites reveal about LGBTQ+ identity and making those stories more accessible
- New England Modernism: the role Gropius House played in expanding the idea of preserving a historic property
- Historic sites and climate resiliency: how the emerging challenges of climate change are factored into plans for the preservation of historic properties and collections
- New England today: meet the history makers in our communities.
Make History demonstrates how Historic New England is investing in the region’s futureby preserving the past. Take a journey with us to explore these and other ways we are sharing our region’s stories. Watch the trailer and register today to watch the premiere.