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New painting to be added to the collection at the Eustis Estate

In early February, Historic New England will add Mount Chocorua, a c. 1895 oil painting by Ellen Day Hale, to the collection of paintings on display at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts. Ellen Day Hale (1855-1940) was one of the hundreds of women who trained as an artist...

“My Favorite Things” benefit honors Ron Bourgeault

On January 11, 2020, Historic New England hosted My Favorite Things, a benefit dinner in honor of Ron Bourgeault and his lifetime of contributions to the world of American decorative arts. My Favorite Things raised more than $340,000 that will help Historic New England share its collection of objects...

Historic New England announces Carl R. Nold Fund for Museum Education

In 2003, Historic New England President and CEO Carl R. Nold defined the next seventeen years when he declared, “we will offer something for everyone.” Watch the video above to see how this declaration helped transform every area of our work.    Historic New England school and youth programs...

Help transcribe the Casey Family Papers

Help us spread the word about how members of the Casey family helped transform our nation’s capital. Historic New England is looking for volunteers to help transcribe the personal and professional papers of Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831-1896) and his son Edward Pearce Casey (1864-1940). These handwritten documents include information...

Historic New England honors Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating stories of African American New Englanders from our collections. These are just four examples of people who made their mark on New England life and culture. Edward Cassell Edward Cassell ran a successful catering business in turn-of-the-century Salem.⁣⁣⁣A well-rounded businessman, Cassell...

Leigh Schoberth joins preservation services team

Historic New England is pleased to announce that Leigh M. Schoberth is appointed senior preservation services manager. What she will be doing Schoberth is responsible for identifying key issues impacting historic preservation and developing public programs, workshops, lectures, and other outreach activities. She will provide personalized online support for...

House for rent in Lincoln, R.I.

Croade Tavern is a historic (c. 1700) building originally located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and relocated to Lincoln, Rhode Island in 1931. The house is situated behind Historic New England’s Arnold House (1693). The property is surrounded on three sides by the Town of Lincoln’s Gateway Park. Details Three-bedroom...

Historic New England welcomes Royal Barry Wills family members to visit archive

Historic New England recently completed a project to catalogue, digitize, and provide online access to the archives of Royal Barry Wills Associates, one of the country’s most influential twentieth century architectural firms. The collection, which dates from 1925 to 2013, documents the work of a leading designer of residential...

Say hello to Comet, the baby goat at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Something exciting happened this week at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. At 7:55 a.m. on March 14, we welcomed a new baby goat named Comet into the world! Now, you can livestream videos of the goats on the farm. Can you spot Comet? Please note: As the weather gets...

Orchard expert prunes Casey Farm apple trees

Spring is the time to prep the farm’s apple trees for a good harvest Richard Nassa, an experienced orchard man, recently pruned apple trees at Historic New England’s Casey Farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, to prepare for the upcoming season. He also shared the secrets to his organic methods...