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Guide, Watson Farm

Classification: Seasonal/part-time Location: Watson Farm, Jamestown, Rhode Island Description: Historic New England seeks a seasonal, part-time Guide to work at Watson Farm for the 2017 season. Guide will introduce self-guided walking tours to a varied range of visitors, both in age and interest, and assist with daily museum operations including tour...

Video: The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are a year-round getaway just outside of Boston

The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are among the oldest surviving greenhouses in the United States.  Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, and open year round, the complex is a great place to visit to escape New England winters. The greenhouses include an 1804 grape house, 1820 camellia house, 1840 orchid house,...

Renting Beauport

Gloucester, Massachusetts Open May Through October Overlooking Gloucester Harbor, the beautiful terrace and gardens at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, offer an exceptional setting for small wedding ceremonies, first looks, and photo shoots. Beauport was the summer home of one of America’s first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper. Perched...

Historic New England presents “Music and Motion: The Chesnut Family Legacy”

Historic New England announces the opening of a new exhibition at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Mass. When the Eustis Estate was completed in 1878, the family hired men and women from around the world to manage the household and landscape. The staff were largely able to manage their...

Gov. John Langdon House names first artist-in-residence

This summer, visitors to Governor John Langdon House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, can get an inside look at an artist’s process. Historic New England and the New England Sculptors Association (NESA) just announced that sculptor Amanda Sisk is the first artist-in-residence at the 1784 Georgian mansion. Amanda is an...

Twilight Lawn Concert: Souls on Fire

Dates: 06/21/2024

Location: Roseland Cottage | Connecticut

What’s under the floors at Boardman House?

In July 2011, Historic New England carpenters opened the floor in the hall of Boardman House, a remarkably intact seventeenth-century property in Saugus, Massachusetts. Intending to begin repairs, they discovered white oak “sleepers,” a floor system that sits directly on the ground, laid in the dirt below. These sleepers had been...

Casey Farm Market

Saturdays, May 18 – October 26, 2024 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I. The Casey Farm Market offers high quality, locally grown and produced goods, produce, and food. Join us at this weekly summertime event where friends and locals shop, support their...

Video: Explore 230 acres of open land at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Historic New England shares more than 1,250 acres with the public at our historic sites. We offer outside spaces that range from formal gardens to woodlands and working farms. One of our most popular is Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Mass. Visitors can enjoy the lovely manor house, spend some...

Inside the Collections Care Project: A book repository for your everyday needs

Currently the team is moving a variety of domestic goods including eyeglasses, brushes, toilet paper holders, and this personal book repository. Patented by R.L. Dodge in 1870, the wooden book repository has three hinged drop drawers that allow for easy access to some of your favorite books. Though patented...