Trustees School Programs

Arts, Culture, and History

Learning about self and society through art, history, and culture at our museums and historic sites in Lincoln, Concord, and Harvard.

Through our immersive, experiential school, homeschool, and youth programs at our cultural and historical properties, students discover the past, the present, and envision the future. Interactive tours and education programs deepen students’ understanding of history as it relates to their lives, allows them to enter the minds of contemporary artists, and raises their awareness of local culture and history.

Programs at our cultural sites include:

  • Home to Two Revolutions Program at The Old Manse, Concord
  • Tours of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s 30-acres of outdoor sculpture and indoor gallery exhibitions
  • Landscape and Mapping at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
  • Specialty tours of The Great House at Castle Hill, Ipswich
  • And much more!

Our PreK-12 programs support Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks either in Social Studies, Art, Language Arts, Science, or a combination.

Select the cultural property nearest you for information about program offerings, grades, and pricing – and to submit a visit request:

Cultural Properties
  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln
  • Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
  • The Old Manse, Concord
  • Crane Estate, Ipswich

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln

DeCordova’s 30-acre sculpture park and museum galleries offer immersive experiences that support learning in art and other subjects. Guided and self-guided visits are both available for PreK-12 schools, homeschools, scouts, and youth organizations.

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Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

The Trustees Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts is a 210-acre wonderland of art, culture, history, and nature. Named Fruitlands after Amos Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane’s Transcendentalist experiment in subsistence farming and self-reliance, the museum and grounds now encompass multiple collections and interpretive trails.

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The Old Manse, Concord

The Trustees Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts was built in 1770 for patriot minister William Emerson grandfather of Transcendentalist writer Ralph Waldo Emerson. The upstairs overlooks North Bridge, where the American Revolution started on April 19, 1775.

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Crane Estate, Ipswich

With wonderful walking and hiking paths, curated gardens, 360-degree views, and glorious architecture, there is something to interest everyone. Choose from six guided tours of the house, gardens, and grounds with our expert interpreters, or plan a day of your own devising. Group rates are available, as are private tours.

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