Many historic house museums found throughout Essex County are run by small-to-medium sized non-profit organizations. The balance of preservation and community access can be challenging for organizations that rely on limited staff and resources to meet their mission. Hear from four of these historic house museums about the history of their properties, and the challenges they face in stewarding them.
Stewards of the Seventeenth Century: Historic House Preservation: Presented virtually by Historic Beverly, Topsfield Historical Society, North Andover Historical Society, and Buttonwoods Museum. Tuesday, September 28 from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Zoom
This event is FREE and will be presented on ZOOM; This event is part of the series, Early Architecture in Essex County: A Field Institute in Preserving the Past, presented by the Essex National Heritage Area. The in-depth multi-part series gives participants a detailed look at the stories and struggles behind stewarding some of the oldest surviving dwellings in the Essex National Heritage Area.
The Field Institute is a program designed to expand the interpretive themes of the Salem Maritime and Saugus Ironworks National Historic Sites to a larger, regional scope with the Essex National Heritage Area.