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Exhibitions

Art and artifacts that tell the stories of New England

At Historic New England Museums and Online

Historic New England exhibitions showcase the nation’s most extensive collection of New England objects and archival materials. We present these exhibitions at several of our historic properties, online, and occasionally at partner venues throughout the region.

You can also explore online exhibitions that showcase the breadth of the Historic New England collection and tell stories of four centuries of life in New England. If you would like to rent one of our exhibitions, there is additional information below.

Coming Soon

Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England

"The Chandler Farm," an 1858 landscape by James J. Sawyer, is among the New England paintings on view at the Eustis Estate beginning this fall. Explore an online preview.

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  • Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England

    "The Chandler Farm," an 1858 landscape by James J. Sawyer, is among the New England paintings on view at the Eustis Estate beginning this fall. Explore an online preview.

At the Eustis Estate

Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England

For the first time ever, more than forty of some of the finest works of art from the Historic New England collection will be on display together. Artful Stories is a fresh look at the regional stories told through art – stories about the people who sat for portraits, the artists, the owners, and the places. See exquisite works of art made in or about New England spanning more than 200 years and develop a deeper understanding of New England’s artistic legacy. Opening in fall 2020 at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts.

Explore an online preview.

Online Exhibitions

Explore Historic New England collection highlights and life in twentieth-century New England

Many of Historic New England's online exhibitions were created as part of our Everyone's History series, which preserves and shares stories of life in New England from the twentieth century and beyond.

Everyone's HistoryCollection Highlights
African American Tourist DestinationsBlue Printed Pottery
North Shore Fried ClamsLost Gardens of N.E.
Plum Island AviationNewbury Furniture
Verner Reed Photographs