Public Program, Online Event, Conversation A Treasury of Massachusetts House Museums and Local History Orgs: Part I: What is a House Museum Register registration required at no cost 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

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 ones that are grappling with the usual challenges of audience engagement, preservation and interpretation.

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.