About Us

Historic Newton encourages inquiry about and exploration of the history of Newton, Massachusetts within the context of the wider American story. We oversee the Jackson Homestead, the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, and Newton’s Historic Burying Grounds. We also collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit historic artifacts of local significance, and offer public programs in the form of seminars, workshops, tours, and discussions. By keeping our past alive in the present, we work to foster a sense of continuity and community—to the benefit of the people of Newton and all of our visitors.

Our collection includes thousands of photographs, such as this one of 1955's hurricane Diane