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Roseland Cottage

Experience exuberance Woodstock, Connecticut Built in 1846 in the newly fashionable Gothic Revival style, Roseland Cottage was the summer home of Henry and Lucy Bowen and their young family. While the house is instantly recognizable for its pink exterior, Roseland Cottage has an equally colorful interior, featuring elaborate wall...

Clemence-Irons House

One of the oldest houses in Rhode Island Johnston, Rhode Island Clemence-Irons House is both one of the oldest houses in the Ocean State and an important record of twentieth-century restoration methods. Built by Richard Clemence in 1691, it is a rare surviving example of a stone-ender, a once...

Arnold House

History along the Great Road Lincoln, Rhode Island Arnold House is a rare surviving example of a stone-ender, a once-common building type featuring a massive chimney end wall. Built by Eleazer Arnold in 1693, the house features stone work that reflects the origins and skills of the settlers who...

Casey Farm

Experience history, explore the land Saunderstown, Rhode Island This homestead overlooking Narragansett Bay was the center of a plantation that produced food for local and foreign markets. Today, farm managers raise organically grown produce for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. A weekly farmers’ market from May to October...

Watson Farm

Explore the rich coastal farmland Jamestown, Rhode Island Before European settlement, Native Americans occupied Conanicut Island, clearing the land and planting crops. The resulting grasslands attracted colonial farmers for pasturing their sheep and cattle. In 1789 Job Watson purchased a piece of this rich farmland, and for the next...

A Day at the Farm

Learn about farm animals, farm work, and ecology At Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm This farm program teaches preschool and elementary school students about farm animals, farm work past and present, and the ecology of a farm and its inhabitants. Pre-visit materials help familiarize students with Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm and the work that...

A Revolution in Dorchester

What was it like to live during the Revolution? At Pierce House or Your Site This program provides students with a window into the Revolutionary War era through the journal of Colonel Samuel Pierce. A resident of Pierce House, Colonel Samuel recorded everything from the details of daily life...

A Tale of Two Houses: Mid-Coast Maine in the 1800s

Find out how events of the 1800s affected lives. At Castle Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell House Historic New England’s two properties in Wiscasset, Nickels-Sortwell House and Castle Tucker, were both built in 1807, during the town’s most prosperous time. Both saw their first owner hit hard by Thomas Jefferson’s embargo...

All About Herbs

How has the land changed through the centuries? At Pierce House or Your Site Learn how Pierce House and its surroundings have changed over time from a 20-acre rural farm to a busy urban neighborhood. Explore the way herbs were used by colonial families like the Pierces to make...

Amongst Friends: Sarah Orne Jewett and Her World

Find creative inspiration in the past At Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center In this program, students explore the creative side of the past through the life and work of writer Sarah Orne Jewett and her wide circle of artist friends. Like Jewett and her friends, students...