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Understanding Historic Paint Colors 2012

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 13, 2012 in workshops |

Until someone explained to me the idea behind the Historic New England paint archive, it had never occurred to me that shades of color could shift so dramatically, at least not in the recent past. Check out this interesting workshop and learn more about paint color and historic conservation. Ask the Experts— The Colors of […]

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Here and There: Interesting Women in Boston’s History

Posted by Sarah Margerum on March 13, 2012 in events, Uncategorized |

Here: First, visit Historic New England’s Otis House on March 18 to learn about the Williams sisters who ran a boarding house on the site in the later half of the 1800s. There: Next, visit the Paul Revere House on April 22 to learn about Rachel Revere’s struggles during the Revolutionary War. Visit Historic New […]

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Here and There: The Real Housewife of Beacon Hill

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 14, 2011 in events |

Find out about exciting local exhibitions and programs that make a connection with “Here and There.” Here: First, attend Historic New England’s “Women of Beacon Hill” walking tour, dedicated to four centuries of fascinating women. The tour features a diverse group of women activists, educators, and philanthropists, including Hepzibah Swan. The group visits the exterior […]

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House of Mirth – House of Codman from Historic New England

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 10, 2011 in event reviews |

I finally fulfilled my goal of visiting Historic New England’s Codman Estate by attending the intriguing “House of Mirth – House of Codman” program on October 16. The program featured two illustrated lectures and an abridged house tour. Originally built around 1740, five generations of the Codman family inhabited this home and referred to it […]

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Tales and Ales from Historic New England

Posted by Sarah Margerum on October 24, 2011 in event reviews |

Certificate students Sarah Margerum brings us this review of a recent museum event. If you’d like to review museum events for the Tufts blog, drop us a line in the comments! This past Saturday, October 8, Historic New England hosted Tales and Ales, a fun-filled evening of food, ale, and learning about the sordid side […]

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Introduction to Decorative Arts at Historic New England

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 14, 2011 in conferences |

Historic New England is opening up their collections storage area and giving a half-day class on decorative arts on October 29, 2011. It sounds terrific, and there’s an affordable special rate for students. If you attend, let us know! Learn about decorative arts from Historic New England’s experts during an in-depth workshop. Curators lecture on […]

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Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 7, 2011 in conferences |

Very interesting-looking symposium being hosted by Historic New England – let us know if you’re going to register, and we can figure out a carpooling arrangement! Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century Saturday, October 1 Roger Williams University Bristol, Rhode Island Join a new generation of preservationists as they articulate a […]

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Site Manager, Roseland Cottage [Historic New England]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 25, 1972 in job announcements |

ROSELAND COTTAGE SITE MANAGER Historic New England seeks a site manager for Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Conn. and Merwin House in Stockbridge, Mass. Based at Roseland Cottage, the site manager is responsible for the management and marketing of both sites and serves as Historic New England’s liaison to the communities, operating the museums in conjunction […]

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Part-Time Guide [Gov. John Langdon House]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 6, 1972 in job announcements |

Description: Historic New England seeks a seasonal part-time Guide for the Gov. John Langdon House (1784) in Portsmouth, NH. Guides will conduct tours, assist with daily museum operations including tour admissions, museum shop, bookkeeping, and opening and closing the museum. Training is provided. Qualifications: Applicant should enjoy working with the public, have an interest in […]

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Community Engagement Assistant [Historic New England]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 3, 1971 in job announcements |

Position: Community Engagement Assistant Classification: Part Time (approx. 20 hours per week) Location: Otis House, Beacon Hill – Boston, MA Description: The Community Engagement Assistant provides administrative and research support to the manager of community engagement and exhibitions to advance the 100 Years, 100 Communities initiative, a multi-year collaborative heritage preservation project. As part of […]

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