Lectures & Workshops

Adult Learners

Programs and activities for adult learners to do at home.

If you’re looking for ways to learn new skills, and explore new subject areas while staying at home, we have a wide range of opportunities for you.

Dig into gardening, explore local history, tour the galleries, and see what goes into caring for our special places.

Enjoy anytime


Crane Estate History: Rejuvenating a Timeless Gem (Part One)

A Visit to Naumkeag: What’s in That Gilded Age Closet?

Take a virtual tour of the Old Manse and grounds of Castle Hill with our TourTrustees App:


Readings from the Old Manse

A moment of zen from deCordova

Fruitlands Museum’s Monday Morning Meditation:


Virtual Tour of the Weir River with Samantha Woods

The Trustees celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Saving the Great Marsh

Play Backyard Bird Bingo and discover the wildlife that calls your yard home

Discover wildflowers in your own backyard

Arts and Culture

A reading of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson from The Old Manse staff

Excerpt from Little Women, Chapter 11: Experiments

Lessons from the Old Manse

  1. The Clock
  2. The Kitchen
  3. Emerson
  4. Sophia Hawthorne
  5. Ezra Ripley
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