Public Program, Online Event, Conversation A Treasury of Massachusetts House Museums and Local History Orgs: Part I: What is a House Museum 9 November 2020.Monday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM This is an online program A conversation led by William Hosley, Terra Firma Northeast Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Fall_2020/thumbnail_Marblehead_Jeremiah_Lee_House_1768_grand_stair.jpg

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Massachusetts has more house museums and historical organizations than most states twice our size. In recent years there’s been a national conversation about the sustainability of house museums. Our presenter argues that this widespread, mostly small class of museums vary tremendously. While many of our community-based historical organizations preserve and present their collections in historic houses, a house museum is something different. We will hear from three outstanding organizations: The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, which operates The Mayflower Society House and The Mayflower Meetinghouse; the Jeremiah Lee Mansion at Marblehead Museum; and the Shaw Hudson House at Plainfield Historical Society. 


Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.