Credit: Historic Newton
Historic Newton inspires discovery and engagement by illuminating our community’s stories within the context of American history. The Jackson Homestead was created as a museum in 1950 with a mission to restore, furnish and repair the structure, and to collect and preserve objects and documents. The Newton Historical Society operates as a public/private partnership and oversees and funds the Jackson Homestead and Museum, which changed its name to the Newton History Museum in 2003. The Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds was acquired in 2011 and opened as a museum in 2013.
Historic Newton offers special events and programs during vacation weeks, weekends, and during the summer. Annual events include House Tours during May and the family-friendly outdoor festival, Hayfest, held every October. There are School & Youth education programs taught by professional educators that encourage students to discover more about US history. They also offer free, bi-weekly storytime for kids up to 3 years old. Visit the website’s Events and Education sections for up to date events and programs.
- Jackson Homestead and Museum is located at 527 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458
- Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is located at 286 Waverly Ave., Newton, MA 02458
Members benefit from free admission to the museums, discounted admission to public programs and events, special events invitations, discounts at the museum shop and a subscription to the Historic Newton’s newsletter. Become a member of Historic Newton.