Historic Collections & Archives

Historic Collections & Archives

We go beyond convention by sharing diverse perspectives, amplifying marginalized voices, and finding creative, unexpected ways of conveying fascinating stories as well as our rich array of artifacts and resources.

Historic Houses

From the Colonial Era to the Modern Movement, our historic homes represent architecture, design, and history that spans more than 300 years.


Historic Collections

Our collections include some 50,000 objects, 95 cultural landscapes, 72 archaeological sites, seven “libraries” with more than 6,000 books, and much more.



Every property and each acre protected by The Trustees has an intriguing history.

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Cultural Landscapes

For centuries, humans have had their hands on every inch of the Massachusetts landscape, turning it from forest to farm and back again.

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