Sharing objects with local museums

Historic New England recently lent several objects to two local museums.  The Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, borrowed two c. 1757 glass wine bottles, a 1780s porcelain punch bowl, a c. 1890 silver chocolate pot, and a 1950s glass cocktail shaker for the exhibition Plymouth History in a Glass: The Artifacts and Culture of Beverages and Drinking. This exhibition explores the wide variety of beverages, vessels, and drinking customs of the Plymouth area over the last four centuries.  It runs from May 29 through December 31.   

Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, borrowed the painting Portsmouth Street Scene by William H. Titcomb, 1853. Usually on view down the street at Historic New England’s Rundlet-May House, the painting is featured in the exhibition Painting Portsmouth at Strawbery Banke Museum through October 31. The exhibition brings together paintings of the city from museums, art galleries, and private collections.