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.
Crane Estate History: Rejuvenating a Timeless Gem (Part One)
A Visit to Naumkeag: What’s in That Gilded Age Closet?
Readings from the Old Manse
Fruitlands Museum’s Monday Morning Meditation:
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
Your garden is an oasis: a place to seek and find calm, a sense of purpose, and a ...
In the early 1840s, Amos Bronson Alcott had an idea. He imagined a simple life bas...