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Patron Program

MAKE HISTORY

Join us to make history and enjoy creating some of your own…

The Historic New England Patron Program brings together our most engaged and philanthropic friends and supporters to celebrate our dynamic history and our creative future. This passionate group of donors share a love of New England – its architecture, art, antiques, landscapes, people, and much more.

We hope you will explore the many Patron Program benefits and take advantage of exceptional experiences to connect deeply to our mission and to each other.

Visionary Circle | $50,000 or more

Join or Renew

  • Opportunity to host an intimate dinner party for up to twelve guests at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts, with the Historic New England expert of your choice, available on a mutually agreeable date.*
  • Opportunity to host a cocktail party for up to twenty guests at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, with the Historic New England expert of your choice, available on a mutually agreeable date.*
  • Two exclusive curated experiences with our most prominent experts or leaders in the field for a party of eight*
  • Advance registration for travel opportunities with fellow donors on Patron Trips
  •  A private tour for a party of four at any of our historic sites or at our collections facility
  • 20% discount on a rental of one of our Historic New England’s functions properties
  • Exclusive programs throughout the year that include behind-the-scenes experiences, fascinating lectures, access to private homes, and tours with curatorial staff
  • Personalized support and answers to your old-house questions

…and more!

*Dinner and refreshments not included

President’s Circle | $25,000 to $49,999

Join or Renew

  • Opportunity to host a cocktail party for up to twenty guests at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, with the Historic New England expert of your choice, available on a mutually agreeable date.*
  • Two exclusive curated experiences with our most prominent experts or leaders in the field for a party of eight*
  • Advance registration for travel opportunities with fellow donors on Patron Trips
  • private tour for a party of four at any of our historic sites or at our collections facility
  • 20% discount on a rental of one of our Historic New England’s functions properties
  • Exclusive programs throughout the year that include behind-the-scenes experiences, fascinating lectures, access to private homes, and tours with curatorial staff
  • Personalized support and answers to your old-house questions

…and more!

*Refreshments not included

1910 Founders Society | $10,000 to $24,999

Join or Renew

  • An exclusive curated experience with our most prominent experts and leaders in the field for a party of eight*
  • Advance registration for travel opportunities with fellow donors on Patron Trips
  • A private tour for a party of four at any of our historic sites or at our collections facility
  • 20% discount on a rental of one of our Historic New England’s functions properties
  • Exclusive programs throughout the year that include behind-the-scenes experiences, fascinating lectures, access to private homes, and tours with curatorial staff
  • Personalized support and answers to your old-house questions

*Refreshments not included

 

Preservation Champions | $5,000 to $9,999

Join or Renew

  • A private tour for a party of four at any of our historic sites or at our collections facility
  • 20% discount on a rental of one of our Historic New England’s functions properties
  • Exclusive programs throughout the year that include behind-the-scenes experiences, fascinating lectures, access to private homes, and tours with curatorial staff
  • Travel opportunities with fellow donors on Patron Trips
  • Personalized support and answers to your old-house questions
Appleton Circle | $2,500 to $4,999

Join or Renew

  • Exclusive programs throughout the year that include behind-the-scenes experiences, fascinating lectures, access to private homes, and tours with curatorial staff
  • Travel opportunities with fellow donors on Patron Trips
  • Personalized support and answers to your old-house questions

All Patron members receive:

  • Unlimited free admission for four adults plus children under eighteen, and two dependents over eighteen to all Historic New England sitesLibrary and Archives, and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
  • Reciprocal admission to 1,000+ North American Museums and cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association
  • Member publications, including Historic New England magazine (three issues per year), the Passport to Historic New England, Guide to Historic Properties, and monthly e-news
  • 10% discount on museum shop and greenhouse purchases
  • Free or discounted admission to events at Historic New England sites
  • Recognition in the Annual Report and more

Patron Events

Patrons receive invitations throughout the year to exclusive virtual and in-person special events.

Patron Trips

Go on national and international trips with fellow Patrons.

VIEW A PDF OF THE PATRON PROGRAM BROCHURE

About Historic New England

Historic New England, founded as The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in 1910, is the largest and most comprehensive independent preservation organization in the United States, and welcomes the public to thirty-eight exceptional museums and landscapes, including several coastal farms. The organization operates a major collections and archives center in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and has the world’s largest collection of New England artifacts, comprising more than 125,000 decorative arts and objects, and 1.5 million archival documents including photographs, architectural drawings, manuscripts, and ephemera. Engaging education programs for youth, adults, and preservation professionals, and award-winning exhibitions and publications are offered in person and virtually. The Historic New England Preservation Easement program is a national leader and protects 121 privately owned historic properties throughout the region.