Historic New England Annual Report FY2014

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A N N U A L R E P O RT Fiscal Year 2014

DEAR FRIEND, When I talk to people about all that’s going on at Historic New England, a word I often use is “momentum.” Record levels of visitation and membership, new partnerships and collaborations, and expanded, innovative programming are all examples of this momentum. The nation’s oldest regional preservation organization is healthier than ever in its 104th year. Historic New England preserves the culture of Americans, from the pre-revolutionary to the contemporary eras, in ways that link us to our heritage and help us understand who we are. Led by President and CEO Carl R. Nold, the organization’s staff—including curators, preservationists, conservationists, and educators—is doing groundbreaking work and helping to set the standard for historic preservation throughout New England and the nation. This year Historic New England continues to work toward the goal of truly reaching the entire region. We are bringing in more voices from all six New England states to serve on our board of trustees, Council, committees, and our newly formed board of overseers; partnering with museums and local historical societies through our traveling

exhibition program; increasing the diversity of the stories we tell through our Everyone’s History initiative; and engaging more students every year with school and youth programs at our historic properties and in the community. New property acquisitions are increasing our ability to serve the public. Encompassing eighty acres of land adjoining the Blue Hills Reservation, just a few miles outside of Boston in Milton, Massachusetts, the Eustis Estate has remained in the same family since it was built in 1878. Historic New England acquired the property in 2012 and is working on plans to welcome visitors to this architectural gem. In South Berwick, Maine, the newly expanded Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center allows us to serve the Piscataqua Region of New Hampshire and southern Maine with year-round exhibitions and programs for the first time. I invite you to learn more about the innovation, engagement, and preservation that’s happening at Historic New England. Help us preserve the past for future generations, and be a part of the momentum.

Roger T. Servison Chairman, Board of Trustees


Previous page Children enjoy games at the American Music and Harvest Festival at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts.

DEAR SUPPORTER, With seemingly limitless information at our fingertips today, firsthand experiences are more valuable than ever. Where can we go to have experiences that are tangible, substantial, and will stand the test of time? I believe that the hunger for the authentic experience is one reason why Historic New England is attracting larger and more diverse audiences each year. Historic New England’s buildings, landscapes, and collections show us how people lived centuries ago, highlighting both the differences and the similarities between then and now. At Casey Farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, Silas Casey’s account books from the late eighteenth century not only describe what was required to run a working coastal farm, they also provide clues to the lives of his employees, many of whom were free African Americans. As we celebrate the centennial of the Cape Cod Canal in 2014, the Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal Collection presents an extraordinary panorama of how a bold feat of civil engineering helped shape the identity of our region. In Wiscasset, Maine, longdeveloping structural and masonry problems at Castle Tucker, built in 1807 and acquired by Historic New England in 2003, are evidence of a family who built an ambitious house in boom times and struggled to maintain it when fortunes changed. In their specificity, these and a multitude of other stories illustrate our common humanity. This is why we see children and young adults visiting Historic New England properties and participating in programs in larger numbers than ever before. Think of Alec Gibbs, a fifth grader from Beverly, Massachusetts, who made a special trip to the seventeenthcentury Gedney House in Salem for a school project. Alec immediately identified what the house’s architectural details said about its earliest owner, Eleazer Gedney, and showed so much enthusiasm for the experience that his mother described him as “hooked on history.” Consider Phinix Knight-Jacks, a student at Boston’s Codman Academy Charter Public School. Having fondly remembered a third-grade visit to Pierce House in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood, she chose Historic New England for a two-week internship, then became a junior museum teacher during the summer. Supporting Historic New England means creating new opportunities for audiences to discover authenticity and satisfy their curiosity about the human experience, now and for generations to come. We hope you will join us in our mission of preserving and presenting New England heritage.

Carl R. Nold President and CEO 3

OBJECTS AND ARCHIVES THAT BRING HISTORY TO LIFE H I S TO R I C N E W E N G L A N D ’ S T H I RT Y- S I X P RO P E RT I E S A R E T H E M O S T V I S I B L E S Y M B O L S O F O U R H I S TO R I C P R E S E RVAT I O N W O R K , B U T WE ALSO SHARE OUR SIGNIFICANT COLLECTION OF MORE THAN 1 1 0 , 0 0 0 A RT I F A C T S — P I E C E S O F F U R N I T U R E , C L OT H I N G , T E X T I L E S , H O U S E H O L D O B J E C T S , D E C O R AT I V E A RT S , A N D M O R E — T H AT S PA N S N E A R LY 5 0 0 Y E A R S . Our Library and Archives is home to more than 1.2 million items, including manuscripts, ephemera, prints and engravings, and more than 400,000 photographs. These objects bring our properties to life, allow us to create unique traveling exhibitions, and enable us to tell diverse stories about life in New England. We showcased some of the most spectacular items from our objects collection and archives in July at the Newport Antiques Show, where 2,500 visitors viewed the loan exhibition Windows on the Past: Four Centuries of Historic New England.


Our conservation team has spent the past year hard at work treating dozens of items for the newly reinterpreted Quincy House in Quincy, Massachusetts. Thanks to the efforts of family historian Eliza Susan Quincy in the 1880s, many of the items on view in the home today are original to the house and the family, expanding visitors’ perspective on this local family whose influence was felt internationally. Historic New England was one of eleven organizations that partnered to present Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture. This unprecedented collaboration included the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Peabody Essex Museum; and the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and featured exhibitions,

Our collections bring our properties to life, allow us to create unique traveling exhibitions, and enable us to tell diverse stories about life in New England.

lectures, demonstrations, and publications to celebrate the Bay State’s legacy of furniture-making. We preserve more than 800 pieces of Massachusetts furniture dating from the seventeenth century on, the finest examples of which are accessible in a special online resource.

Left The newly re-installed parlor at Quincy House in Quincy, Massachusetts. Above A nineteenth-century floorcloth from our collection was re-created for the hallway of Quincy House. Right Glassware in storage at our Haverhill Facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts.


Work is currently underway to catalogue, digitize, and share the Irving and Casson–A. H. Davenport Archive online— thanks to an anonymous foundation and individual donors.


We continue to augment our reputation as a leading source of primary materials for the study of interiors and New England craftsmanship. Among our most recent acquisitions are materials that expand our collection of items related to the influential design firm Irving and Casson–A. H. Davenport, including a vast archive that was deaccessioned by the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York, and seventeen significant drawings purchased in an online auction. Together, these new acquisitions increase our Irving and Casson–A. H. Davenport holdings by almost 3,000 percent. Work is currently underway to catalogue, digitize, and share this collection online—all of which has been made possible by the generosity of an anonymous foundation and individual donors.

Above left One of more than 150 watercolors of furniture designs in the Irving and Casson–A. H. Davenport Archive. Above Staff at work in our Haverhill Facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Far left Trifari enamel brooch made c. 1960 in Providence, Rhode Island. Left Conservators clean a gilded frame at Quincy House in Quincy, Massachusetts.


IN 2014 WE SPENT $2.4 MILLION O N P R E S E RVAT I O N M A I N T E N A N C E F U N D P RO J E C T S , I N C L U D I N G P ROAC T I V E U P K E E P A N D E M E R G E N C Y R E PA I R S . Roofs and chimneys dominated our preservation work this year. Arnold House in Lincoln, Rhode Island, had shingles replaced and its chimneys repointed and whitewashed. Merwin House in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, also received new shingles and chimney repair.

“Preserving Roseland Cottage is not easy! The reality is, located in the harsh New England climate, its preservation requires a steady flow of roof rebuilding and maintenance, painting, and replacement of rotting wood—unglamorous, expensive activities. Without them, however, this memorable example of pre–Gilded Age country living would rapidly deteriorate and ultimately disappear.” —F. Warren McFarlan, Historic New England trustee and great-great-grandson of Henry Chandler Bowen, who built Roseland Cottage for his family in 1846


The most visible project was a major restoration of the roof at Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut. The pinnacles and pendants atop this iconic, salmon-pink building were replaced, and gutters and chimneys were repaired. Thanks to Preservation Maintenance Fund donors, we were also able to re-create a small but significant detail—clipped shingles, as originally pictured in an archival photograph and small sketch by homeowner Henry Bowen. More than 13,000 cedar shingles were processed on site to create the distinctive shape.

Above Work continues to reinforce a retaining wall at Otis House in Boston. Left Workers afix clipped shingles to a section of new roof at Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, Connecticut. Right The new roof at Roseland Cottage.

RAISING THE BAR ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION STANDARDS Not all of our preservation work is so instantly recognizable. Work to repair a nineteenthcentury retaining wall at Otis House in Boston may look to passersby like any of the dozens of construction sites urban commuters see every day, but this critical, ongoing structural work has maintained the safety and integrity of an important West End landmark. Our energy efficiency and weatherization work at the 1793 Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, continues to reap dividends and accolades alike, while setting a new standard for responsible preservation. In addition to a sixty-six percent reduction in energy use year over year, the work was also honored with a Preservation Award from the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Historic New England remains committed to sharing what we learn from our work on these essential preservation projects. Each year, we reach thousands through white papers, blog posts, articles, and lectures that generate dialogue and help establish models within the historic preservation community.



Our Stewardship Easement Program is growing dramatically, having protected six new properties during the 2014 fiscal year, including All Saints Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts, one of the country’s most significant ecclesiastical buildings. The 1892 church is considered the first major architectural commission for Ralph Adams Cram, now recognized as the preeminent architect of the Gothic Revival style. Among its highlights are several remarkable stained glass windows by artists including Christopher Whall, Otto Heinigke, and Charles Connick. The program, which has grown to protect more than ninety properties, positions Historic New England as a leader in preserving privately owned

Our Stewardship Easement Program is growing dramatically, having protected six new properties during the 2014 fiscal year.

historic homes. Turning a historic house into a museum isn’t always the best way to ensure its long-term sustainability, and easements are an effective alternative.

Some of the properties protected this year by our Stewardship Easement Program, including both private homes and ecclesiastical buildings.


INSPIRING TOMORROW’S PRESERVATION HEROES O U R S C H O O L P RO G R A M S C O N T I N U E TO G ROW E AC H Y E A R . I N 2 0 1 4 W E W E L C O M E D M O R E T H A N 4 6 , 0 0 0 C H I L D R E N TO E D U C AT I O N A L A N D E N G AG I N G P RO G R A M S D E S I G N E D TO F O S T E R A L I F E L O N G C U R I O S I T Y A B O U T O U R S H A R E D H I S TO RY A N D C O N V E Y T H E I M P O RTA N C E O F P R E S E RV I N G T H E S E M E A N I N G F U L P L A C E S . We welcomed more than 46,000 school children to programs such as the newly developed Family Ties: Stekionis House at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts, which explores the immigrant experience and life as a working family of tenant farmers at this c. 1800 farmhouse. These up-close experiences with history leave a lasting impression on students and educators alike. We frequently hear from educators that Historic New England field trips were the students’ favorite of the year and many return with their families.


Above Students learn about colonial life at Arnold House in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Opposite page, clockwise from top right Project CHICK at Casey Farm, Saunderstown, Rhode Island. American Music and Harvest Festival at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. Colonial Times at Arnold House, Lincoln, Rhode Island. Students tour Otis House in Boston.

Our continuing effort to include more voices and perspectives resonates with educators and students alike. “My students relished the opportunity to view themselves as active participants in history,� one fifth-grade teacher said of the Unknown Hands program at Otis House in Boston, which introduces kids to the experiences of house servants and apprentices in 1800 Boston. Project CHICK is more popular than ever. This year nearly 150 schools and libraries in Rhode Island participated in the program, where kids learn about animal lifecycles as eggs from Casey Farm in Saunderstown incubate and hatch in the classroom. Students later visit the chicks after they return to the farm.

These up-close experiences with history leave a lasting impression on students and educators alike.


O U R E V E RYO N E ’ S H I S TO RY I N I T I AT I V E C O N T I N U E S TO B E S U C C E S S F U L I N A L L O W I N G U S TO R E A C H B E YO N D O U R P H Y S I C A L P RO P E RT I E S A N D PA RT N E R W I T H C O M M U N I T Y O R G A N I Z AT I O N S T H RO U G H O U T T H E R E G I O N . Life in New England and beyond is changing at an ever-increasing pace and the pressure is great to capture stories of life today before they disappear. Fortunately, it’s easier than

Life in New England and beyond is changing at an ever-increasing pace and the pressure is great to capture stories of life today before they disappear.

ever to conduct oral histories, edit video, and collaborate remotely, helping us fulfill our commitment to preserve local history throughout New England. Part two of the four-part documentary The Haymarket Project debuted in November. The project has spawned a walking tour of Boston’s open-air market that is attracting the interest of local tour group operators, providing more opportunities to connect with visitors from outside of New England. In June staff from Historic New England joined the City of Boston, local museums, curators, and the New England Museum Association in dismantling the community memorial to the Boston Marathon bombing victims. We donated the use of our carbon dioxide fumigation bubble in Haverhill, Massachusetts, to ensure that these items, which had been exposed to the elements for two months, would be safely preserved while archivists decided how best to store them.


Above left Windows on the Past: Four Centuries of Historic New England at the Newport Antiques Show. Bottom left Haymarket, Blackstone Street, Boston, February 2013. Above right Preserving the Boston Marathon bombing memorial. Bottom right The Boston Marathon bombing memorial at Copley Square, Boston.

CAPTURING STORIES, SHARING RESOURCES, AND CONNECTING COMMUNITIES Many of these items were later part of the exhibition Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial at the Boston Public Library. A robust traveling exhibitions program links Historic New England with museums, historical societies, and other venues in all six New England states. Historic New England partners with these organizations to present customized programming and draw a wide range of audiences to exhibitions such as The Preservation Movement Then and Now, Lost Gardens of New England, and White on White: Churches of Rural New England.




W E C O N T I N U E TO D I G I T I Z E M O R E A R C H I VA L A N D O B J E C T C O L L E C T I O N S A N D E X PA N D O U R C O L L E C T I O N S A C C E S S DATA B A S E , A L L O W I N G U S TO C O N N E C T W I T H O N L I N E V I S I TO R S A RO U N D T H E W O R L D. The Library and Archives’ renowned Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection of almost 6,000 maritime and architectural images is now online. The high-resolution images, which form an important part of our ongoing Collections Access Project, have been viewed nearly 20,000 times. Work is nearly complete on a project to photograph and catalogue more than 6,000 historic wallpaper samples and related records. The work is funded by a $142,559 matching grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and will result in a greatly expanded, more comprehensively searchable database than ever before—not only for the country’s largest collection of wallpaper made and used in New England, but for our entire collection.

Left Staff work on cataloguing the Waterhouse Archive of Historic Wallpapers. Above Photographs and ephemera from the Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal Collection were the basis of our most recent publication from the Images of America series, Cape Cod Canal. Right Nathaniel L. Stebbins, America, 1897.

The Library and Archives’ renowned Nathaniel L. Stebbins photographic collection of almost 6,000 maritime and architectural images is now online.


OUR FOCUSED MEMBERSHIP G RO U P S A L L O W P E O P L E TO E N G A G E W I T H H I S TO R I C N E W E N G L A N D I N A WAY T H AT M AT C H E S THEIR INTERESTS, AND WE’RE P L E A S E D TO S H A R E T H AT E V E RY C AT E G O RY O F M E M B E R S H I P C O N T I N U E S TO G ROW. The Young Friends of Historic New England for supporters ages 21–50 enjoy

“Historic New England’s mission of preservation, not restoration really speaks to us. I grew up going to museums and historic houses, going to libraries. I want to help make sure those resources are there for the future. We don’t have kids, so our planned giving choices are one way that we’re in a position to do something good for future generations. And we know how expensive preservation work is, even for our little house!” —Annabella Gualdoni, Otis Society member with her husband, Vito Cavallo

opportunities to go behind the scenes, at Historic New England properties and socialize with other supporters of arts and culture. This year they enjoyed summer events at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and the always popular Tales and Ales event at the c. 1670 Swett-Ilsley House, once Swett’s Tavern, in Newbury, Massachusetts. More than 180 Historic Homeowner members benefitted from expert staff advice on everything from selecting periodappropriate paint colors to making their homes more energy efficient without compromising significant historic details. The Ogden Codman Design Group provides a unique opportunity for design professionals and enthusiasts to network and socialize in some of New England’s most inspiring interiors. This year they were treated to a unique collaboration


Left Carl R. Nold on the Appleton Circle private collection visit with Alice Walton, founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Right Appleton Circle tour a private garden in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

CELEBRATING OUR SUCCESSES, LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE with Design New England, Welcome Home, Mr. Otis. Three noted design professionals reimagined Historic New England’s 1796 Otis House for an imagined 2014 version of “Mr. Otis.” Among the many events that Appleton Circle members experienced this year was an exclusive trip to Arkansas, where they toured private galleries and enjoyed behind-thescenes access at the Clinton Presidential Center and Library and toured Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with founder Alice Walton. On June 15, Historic New England’s sold out Good Things Are Worth Preserving Gala raised more than $350,000 to support historic preservation. Guests gathered at this grand house party to enjoy a special opportunity to visit the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts, before it opens to the public. The elegant outdoor event featured a cocktail reception on the first floor and garden of the 1878 William Ralph Emerson– designed mansion, a four-course dinner served outdoors on the sprawling lawn, and a display of antique automobiles. Historic New England is grateful for the support of its gala sponsors and guests.


FINANCIALS Operating Financial Statementa April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014



Investment Return Designated for Operationsb





% Increase (decrease)

% of total




Revenue from Operations





Contributed Income









$ 12,738,000

$ 18,428,000




% Increase (decrease)

% of total

Contributed Income for Property and Long-term Investments Total Revenue


Collections & Exhibitions











Preservation Maintenance





Museum Operations





Revenue Generating Projects























$ 11,338,000

$ 11,120,000




Education & Public Programming Stewardship Easement Program Total Expenses Net Income from Operationsc Endowment Assets


Gain/(Loss) on Investments









a This financial statement represents the general operating activities for Historic New England only. Other non-operating activity, including realized and unrealized gains on restricted assets, can be found within the audited financial statements. b “Investment Income Used for Operations” represents endowment funds approved by the Board of Trustees to support annual operations. The annual draw is based on appropriating 5% of the preceding twenty-quarter fair market value of the investments as of December 31st. c Net income from Operations above includes contributions for property acquisitions and long-term investment of $0.2 million in FY 2014 and $8.0 million in FY 2013. d Excludes beneficial interest in perpetual trusts which equaled $10.1 million for FY 2014 and $9.6 million for FY 2013.


REVENUE Revenue from Operations



Investment Return Designated for Operations



Contributed Income

Contributed Income for Property and Long-term Investments

EXPENSES Stewardship Easement Program Education & Public Programming

Collections & Exhibitions


Marketing 2% Fundraising Revenue Generating Projects





5% 5%


Museum Operations


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April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 $1,000,000 AND ABOVE Anonymous $100,000–$999,999 Ms. Lucretia H. Giese and Mr. Paul E. Giese Fidelity Donor Advised Funds Massachusetts Cultural Council State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development $50,000–$99,999 Mr. and Mrs. William C. S. Hicks Institute of Museum and Library Services Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund Mr. and Mrs. Roger T. Servison


$25,000–$49,999 Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Alfond Dr. and Mrs. Ernst R. Berndt Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Bousa The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine The Ogden Codman Trust Ms. Abigail Johnson and Mr. Christopher J. McKown

Ms. Barbara R. Jordan and Mr. Robert A. Pemberton Dr. Janina A. Longtine The Lowell Institute Mr. and Mrs. David A. Martland Massachusetts Historical Commission Mr. and Mrs. John B. McDowell Mr. and Mrs. F. Warren McFarlan Mr. and Mrs. Randy Parker Dr. Margaret Ruttenberg and Mr. John Ruttenberg $10,000–$24,999 Anonymous (2) Ms. Laura Bedford Mr. Arthur D. Clarke and Ms. Susan P. Sloan Mr. Jon-Paul Couture Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Hale Mr. Timothy T. Hilton Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Junkin Mr. and Mrs. John F. Keane Sr. Mr. and Mrs. M. Holt Massey Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Owens Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Owens

The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust Mr. Samuel D. Perry Prince Charitable Trusts The Rhode Island Foundation Mr. Robert Rosenberg The Saquish Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Schorsch Mr. Joseph Peter Spang III Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Stone III Mr. Thomas A. Stone and Ms. Valerie M. Warrior Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Mr. and Mrs. William Vareika Ms. Nina Heald Webber Winfield Foundation $5,000–$9,999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. John D. Barnard The Barnes Foundation California Paints Mr. and Mrs. David Chamberlain

The Croll Foundation Mr. and Mrs. James C. Curvey Mr. and Mrs. Philip DeNormandie Mrs. Paul R. Dinsmore Early American Life Mr. Stephen L. Fletcher Mr. and Mrs. Graham Gund Barbara and Amos Hostetter Ms. Elizabeth L. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Gordon F. Kingsley Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Lynch The Mildred H. McEvoy Foundation Ms. Maureen I. Meister and Mr. David L. Feigenbaum Newburyport Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation Newport Restoration Foundation Mr. Carl R. Nold and Ms. Vicky Kruckeberg Mr. and Mrs. Gerard O’Halloran Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Pell Ms. Julie A. Porter Ms. Sylvia Q. Simmons Sotheby’s Mr. E. Clothier Tepper and Mr. Robert G. Collins Mr. Richard H. Willis Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Ziering Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hanss Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Hare Mrs. Cyrus I. Harvey Ms. Dorothy M. Hayes and Mr. Eric P. Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Tim Holiner Hope Foundation The Roy A. Hunt Foundation Mr. and Mrs. C. Bruce Johnstone Mr. and Mrs. Wade W. Judge Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey R. Kenyon Ms. Anne F. Kilguss Ms. Adrienne Kimball Mr. and Mrs. Robin Lincoln Mr. and Mrs. James M. Lober The Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati James McNeely Architects Mr. James D. McNeely and Ms. Barbara W. Moore Mr. Thomas S. Michie The Reverend Doctor Barbara H. Nielsen Mrs. James Pearson Mr. and Mrs. George Putnam

Mr. and Mrs. Mark V. Rickabaugh Mrs. Louise C. Riemer Julie and Henry Sharpe III Mr. Jim Solomon Mr. Andrew Spindler-Roesle and Mr. Hiram Butler Mr. Thomas G. Stemberg and Ms. Katherine Chapman Mr. Charles M. Sullivan and Ms. Susan E. Maycock Mr. and Mrs. Michael K. Tooke Mr. and Mrs. William P. Veillette Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Webb III Mr. Stephen H. White Ms. Virginia S. White Ms. Elaine Wilde Clara B. Winthrop Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wolfe Mr. Robert W. Wilkins Jr. and Ms. Suzanne Courcier Mr. and Mrs. John A. Yozell

$2,500–$4,999 Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Frederick D. Ballou Ms. Ann M. Beha and Mr. Robert A. Radloff Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bembenek Mr. Ronald P. Bourgeault Mr. and Mrs. Lewis P. Cabot Ms. Désirée Caldwell and Mr. William F. Armitage Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Charles Ms. Martha Fuller Clark and Dr. Geoffrey E. Clark Ms. Karen Clarke Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Dayton Elizabeth and Nicholas Deane The Michael and Elizabeth Dingman Foundation Ms. Alan S. Emmet Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Eustis II Dr. Christopher D. M. Fletcher Mr. and Mrs. C. Mackay Ganson Jr. Ms. Martha D. Hamilton Mr. George Handran


$1,000–$2,499 Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Akin Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Albright Jr. American Folk Art Society John and Jill Avery Mr. and Mrs. George Ballantyne Mr. Ralph C. Bloom Ipswich Ale Brewery Ms. Sierra H. Bright Mr. Jay E. Cantor Mrs. Charles B. Carpenter Mr. Thomas C. Casey Ms. Elizabeth M. Chapin Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Cheek Mr. John D. Childs Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Crichlow Mrs. I. W. Colburn Mr. John D. Corey and Mr. Miguel Rosales Ms. Julia D. Cox Ms. Jaimie Cuddire and Mr. Daniel Cuddire Mr. Mark S. Day and Ms. Thu-Hang Tran Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. DeGregorio

Mr. Richard A. Duffy and Mr. Jose M. Rodriguez East Cambridge Savings Bank Eaton Vance Management Ms. Elaine Espinola Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Fallon Ferguson Perforating & Wire Co. Oscar and Toby Fitzgerald Mrs. Pamela W. Fox The Fullgraf Foundation Mr. Thatcher Lane Gearhart Mr. Spencer P. Glendon and Ms. Lisa Y. Tung Mr. and Mrs. Bruns Grayson Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hamilton Mrs. Leslie W. Hammond Mr. and Mrs. James Harmon Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Hood Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hunnewell Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Hunnewell Ms. Susan S. Kinsey Mr. Matthew Kozazcki Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Lamb III Mr. and Mrs. Rich Lee Mr. and Mrs. William R. Leitch

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Lentz Mr. and Mrs. Newton H. Levee Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis Dr. Frederic F. Little and Dr. Claudia L. Ordonez Drs. John and Francoise Little Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Lubin Mr. Philip Cryan Marshall Mr. and Mrs. John McCartney Mrs. Mary L. McKenny Mr. Timothy Messler Mr. and Mrs. William S. Mosakowski Mr. and Mrs. G. George Nelson Mrs. Mary S. Newman Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Oedel Mrs. Carolyn Osteen and Dr. Robert Osteen Ms. Elizabeth Seward Padjen, FAIA, and Mr. Thaddeus Gillespie Mr. and Mrs. Mark Panarese Mr. John Peixinho Mr. Samuel Plimpton and Ms. Wendy Shattuck Ms. Donna Pridmore Mrs. Edward P. Richardson Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rousseau Dr. Jon Seidman and Dr. Kricket Seidman Mr. and Mrs. J. Hale Smith SRC Sales Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Mr. John L. Thorndike Tiedemann Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Torrey Miss Kimberlea Tracey Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Viera Ms. Linda R. Weld Mr. and Mrs. John H. Whiton Mr. and Mrs. Greg L. Zacharias $500–$999 Anonymous (2) Ames True Value Hardware and Supply Ms. Pamela J. Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Reinier Beeuwkes III Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Bissinger Jr. Mr. Jonathan M. Bockian, Esq. Boston University Preservation Studies Kim and Laurence Brengle Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Coghlin Ms. Lorna Condon


Consigli Construction Mrs. Anne S. Davidson Mr. George Davitt and Ms. Lynda Ceremsak Epsilon Associates Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Falk The Felicia Fund Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Garvin Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Goedecke Goody Clancy & Associates Mr. Benjamin K. Haavik Mr. and Mrs. S. Matthews V. Hamilton Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Bill Heater Mr. Roland Hoch and Mrs. Sarah Garland-Hoch Ms. Candace Jans Mrs. K. H. Jones Mr. Mark R. Kiefer Dr. Theodore C. Landsmark Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Little Ms. Sara Meyer Mr. and Mrs. Neal Miller Dr. and Mrs. Keith N. Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moss

Mr. Alan Murray The National Trust for Scotland Foundation Mr. Charles H. Page Ms. Joanne Patton Qualcomm Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Norton H. Reamer Dr. and Mrs. Russell J. Ricci Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rives Mrs. Barbara Roby Mr. Lucas Rogers Dr. F. H. Sears and Dr. Sharon S. Bushnell The Henry Sears Foundation Inc. Mrs. Klaudia S. Shepard Mr. John T. Shillingford Jr. Ms. Julie A. Solz Mr. Donald R. Sortwell Ms. Lynne M. Spencer and Mr. Jeff Musman Mrs. Virginia E. Sweatt Taylor & Burns Inc. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Tyler, Esq. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce Watertown Savings Bank Ms. Miriam Weinstein and Mr. Peter Feinstein

YOUNG FRIENDS PATRONS Mr. John David Corey and Mr. Miguel Rosales Mr. John M. Ellis Mr. Spencer P. Glendon and Ms. Lisa Y. Tung Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hammond III Miss Kimberlea Tracey Mr. Theodore W. Vasiliou MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Anonymous Amica Companies Foundation Anchor Capital Advisors Inc. Bank of America CA Inc. Matching Gifts Program Citizens Charitable Foundation Corning Incorporated Foundation FM Global Foundation GE Foundation Houghton Mifflin Company IBM Corporation MFS Investment Management 25

Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Millennium Matching Gifts Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Qualcomm Foundation Texas Instruments Foundation United Technologies UnumProvident Corporation Westfield Capital Management GIFTS IN KIND Anonymous Aroma Joe’s Coffee Ms. Julie Arrison California Paints Clark Currier Inn Colby Farm Mr. Michael Cooney, Nixon-Peabody Robert Dillon Mr. Nelson Dionne Dunkin’ Donuts Early American Life Mr. Nathan Gordon Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors Ms. Susan Grant Robert Hale, Goodwin Proctor LLP Mr. David Hall Ipswich Ale Brewery Jeffrey P. Johnson, WilmerHale Ms. Heather Johnstone Mrs. Krista L. Katsapetses-Yablin and Mr. Andrew Yablin Ms. Vicky L. Kruckeberg Mr. Adam Lowe Marshall Rental Center Inc. Martignetti Companies David Martland, Nixon-Peabody Mayer Tree Services Inc. Paul McDonough, Goulston and Storrs Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Nieber Mr. Carl R. Nold Peterson Party Center Pizzi Farm Cheryl J. Quimby, Plant Creations RFT Insurance of Lynnfield Samuel Adams Brewery South Berwick Police Department Turkey Shore Distillery Ms. Martha Webb Windsor Conservation 26

GIFTS IN MEMORY OF In memory of Jeffrey Jerald

Mr. Henry P. Taggard Vermont Theatre Co. In memory of Mr. Robert Kilgore

Ms. Carol Robinson In memory of Betty Albyn Murray and Alexander Stewart Murray

Mr. Alan Murray In memory of Carl Panall

DONORS TO COLLECTIONS Mr. Ralph C. Bloom Mr. James Ciaschini Ms. Nancy Curtis Mr. and Mrs. John Hitchcock Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Horan Julianne and David Mehegan Mr. and Mrs. Richard Michelson Norfolk Charitable Trust Archive Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Owens David H. Wegman

Ms. Elaine Espinola In memory of Lombard Pozzi

Anonymous In memory of Carol Tyack

Mrs. Terese D’Urso In memory of Charles M. Werly

The Saquish Foundation GIFTS IN HONOR OF In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Alfond

Mr. and Mrs. James Harmon In honor of Laura E. Johnson

Mr. Larry Onie and Mrs. Debbie Onie In honor of Mr. and Mrs. C. Bruce Johnstone

Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Akin In honor of the John Lougee Family of New Hampshire

Mrs. Matthew R. Simmons In honor of Maureen I. Meister and David Feigenbaum

Anthony and Susan Morris In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce D. Moir

Mr. Timothy Messler In honor of Gerald Nash

Ms. Rebecca Mitchell In honor of Mr. John Peixinho

Ms. and Kate C. Gubelmann In honor of David Shaub

Mr. Michael Shaub In honor of Ms. Sarah J. Zimmerman

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Falk

DONORS TO THE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES Michelle Amaral Carolyn B. Antoine Mrs. Nancy J. Barnard Mr. Frank J. Barrett Jr. Rebecca Bates-McArthur Mrs. Christine Beard Ms. Mary Ellen Blake Ms. Katherine D. Bliss Mr. Ralph C. Bloom Alex O. Boulton Ms. Linda Brayton Ms. Lisa Brayton Buffalo History Museum Dr. Richard M. Candee Mr. John M. Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. W. Robert Carr Ms. Sara B. Chase Ms. Lorna Condon Ms. Abigail Cramer Ms. Nancy Curtis DesBrisay Museum Mr. Stuart A. Drake Mr. Paul R. Dwiggins Mrs. Marilyn Fenollosa Mr. George Fiske Jr. Trustees of the Fogg-Rollins Charitable Trust Mrs. Sarah R. Hinkle Mr. John Hitchcock Ms. Jennifer Holmgren Craig Horneck Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Mr. John G. W. Kelley

Mr. Robert Kennedy Ms. Diana Korzenik Ms. Vicky Kruckeburg Dr. John B. Little Miss Selina F. Little Ms. Susan Page Little Edwin Martin Mr. Donald W. Matheson Mr. and Mrs. Henry N. McCarl Julianne Mehegan Ms. Maureen I. Meister and Mr. David L. Feigenbaum Mark and Jenifer Menelly Mr. Thomas S. Michie Mr. Christopher Monkhouse Mr. William Morgan Mr. Louis J. Morin Ms. Hanni Myers Mr. Carl R. Nold Richard C. and Jane C. Nylander Prof. James F. O’Gorman Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Owens Mr. Thomas Paine Mr. William Pear Ms. Jennifer Pustz Ms. Milda B. Richardson Mr. Daniel D. Reiff Estate of Gabrielle Rousseau Royal House and Slave Quarters Mr. Anthony Mitchell Sammarco Joanne Schoenegge Mr. Robert Bayard Severy Mr. and Mrs. Frederic A. Sharf Silverman Trykowski Associates Mr. Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Ms. Julie A. Solz Mrs. Frederick A. Stahl Mr. Kenneth C. Turino Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. R. Ward Ms. Nina Heald Webber Ms. Kristen Weiss Mr. Leonard Wheeler Richard Wills for Royal Barry Wills Associates

Historic New England is grateful for the continued support of its donors and sponsors.



The Otis Society honors donors who include Historic New England in their wills and estate plans. Named for Harrison Gray Otis, the prominent lawyer and politician whose 1796 home has been a Historic New England museum since 1916, this important group reflects the extraordinary impact of planned giving on the future of Historic New England.

Anonymous (4) Ms. Diana Abrashkin Mr. Peter W. Ambler and Ms. Lindsay M. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Ames Mrs. Oliver F. Ames Mr. Ralph C. Bloom Mr. Leslie P. Brodacki Ms. Natalea G. Brown Mrs. Cynthia de Bruyn Kops III Mr. Charles E. Buckley† Mr. William de K. Burton Mr. Thomas C. Casey Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott Chaloud Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Cheek Mr. Arthur D. Clarke and Ms. Susan P. Sloan Ms. Margaret L. Clarke Mrs. Susan W. Crum Dr. Abbott Lowell Cummings Mr. Stuart A. Drake Mr. Nicholas C. Edsall


Dr. Donald Ehresmann Ms. Alan S. Emmet Mrs. Marjorie A. Falvey Mr. Paul E. Giese and Ms. Lucretia Hoover Giese Mr. Philip A. Hayden Mr. Henry B. Hoover Jr. Mrs. Susan Humphreys Mr. Christopher Keppelman Mrs. Mary S. Kingsbery Ms. Sylvia B. Lunt† Mr. John Matzke Mr. Paul F. McDonough Jr. and Ms. Carla A. Blakley Mr. Gerald P. Miller Mr. Alan Murray Mr. John A. Neale and Dr. Stephen L. Boswell Mr. Carl R. Nold Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Nylander Mr. Stephen P. Parson Mr. and Mrs. Anthony D. Pell Mr. Brian R. Pfeiffer

Ms. Deborah Reed Mr. Robert B. Rettig Ms. Marcia A. Rizzotto Mr. David N. Rooney Mr. and Mrs. Roger M. Schamay The Honorable John W. Sears Mr. and Mrs. Roger T. Servison Mr. Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Mr. Alan P. Slack Mr. Frederick A.† and Mrs. Jane M. Stahl Mr. Dennis E. Stark and Mr. Robert F. Amarantes Mr. J. Reed Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Stone Ms. Denise C. Sullivan Mr. E. Clothier Tepper Mr. George E. Triantaris Miss Jane S. Tucker† Mr. William G. Waters Mr. Roger Willmott Miss Enid Wilson† †



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Sandra Massey

Margaret Ruttenberg

Deborah L. Allinson

William C. S. Hicks

F. Warren McFarlan

Roger T. Servison

Nancy J. Barnard

Joseph S. Junkin

Carl R. Nold

Sylvia Q. Simmons

Joan M. Berndt

Theodore C. Landsmark

Randy J. Parker

Theresa M. Stone

Maureen Fennessy Bousa

David A. Martland

Robert A. Pemberton

William Vareika

George Ballantyne

Jared I. Edwards

Maureen I. Meister

Earle G. Shettleworth

Frederick D. Ballou

Harron Ellenson

Pauline C. Metcalf

Susan P. Sloan

Lynne Z. Bassett

Robert P. Emlen

Thomas S. Michie

Joseph Peter Spang

Ann M. Beha

Marcy Gefter

Keith N. Morgan

Andrew Spindler-Roesle

Joan M. Berndt

Lucretia Hoover Giese

William Morgan

Dennis E. Stark

Charles E. Beveridge

Debra W. Glabeau

Henry Moss

Susan E. Strickler

Ralph C. Bloom

Briann G. Greenfield

Cammie Henderson Murphy

Charles M. Sullivan

Ronald P. Bourgeault

Kerri Greenidge

Stephen E. Murphy

E. Clothier Tepper

Randolph D. Brock

Martha D. Hamilton

Marie C. Oedel

Jonathan Trace

Jeffrey R. Brown

Judy L. Hayward

Richard H. Oedel

Paige Insley Trace

W. Robert Carr

Catha A. Hesse

James F. O’Gorman

William B. Tyler

Harold J. Carroll

Bruce A. Irving

Mary C. O’Neil

Theodore W. Vasiliou

Michael R. Carter

Edward C. Johnson 3d

Carolyn Osteen

William P. Veillette

Edward Lee Cave

Elizabeth B. Johnson

Elizabeth H. Owens

Gerald W. R. Ward

Richard W. Cheek

Sara C. Junkin

Robert I. Owens

David Watters

Martha Fuller Clark

Mark R. Kiefer

Elizabeth S. Padjen

Alexander Webb III

Karen Clarke

Anne F. Kilguss

Anthony D. Pell

Roger S. Webb

Barbara Cleary

Paula Laverty

Samuel D. Perry

Elisabeth Garrett Widmer

William C. Clendaniel

Arleyn A. Levee

Patrick Pinnell

Kemble D. Widmer II

Frances H. Colburn

Anita C. Lincoln

Elizabeth Pochoda

Susie Wilkening

Gregory L. Colling

John B. Little

Jeffry A. Pond

Robert Wilkins

Richard Cornell

Charles R. Longsworth

Julie A. Porter

Richard H. Willis

Suzanne Courcier

Janina A. Longtine

Marion E. Pressley

Robert O. Wilson

Julia D. Cox

Peter S. Lynch

Sally W. Rand

Linda W. Wiseman

Trudy Coxe

Peter E. Madsen

Gail Ravgiala

Gary Wolf

Abbott Lowell Cummings

Philip Cryan Marshall

Kennedy P. Richardson

Walter W. Woodward

Elizabeth Hope Cushing

Johanna McBrien

Timothy Rohan

William McKenzie Woodward

Elizabeth K. Deane

Paul F. McDonough

Gretchen G. Schuler

Ellen M. Wyman

William H. Dunlap

James D. McNeely

Kristin L. Servison

Charles A. Ziering


Margaret Ziering

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