Historic Newton staff are pleased to work with you to offer staff-directed, accessible programs at both the Jackson Homestead and Museum and the Durant-Kenrick House. Guided programs for adult groups typically include a talk or tour lasting approximately 30 minutes and time to explore museum exhibitions and grounds.
Guided programs cost $6 per person, with a minimum of eight people. For scheduling, contact:
Sarah Cole Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds 617-641-9142
Some possible topics for guided programs include:
An introduction to the Jackson Homestead and the Jackson family members who that lived here in the nineteenth century.
The Underground Railroad at the Jackson Homestead, including discussion of the abolition activity of the Jackson family prior to the Civil War.
A private viewing of the documentary Return to Norumbega at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.For 66 years Norumbega Park and the Totem Pole this were the place for canoeing, amusements, and dancing to the big bands!
Historic clothing and fashion at the Jackson Homestead or Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds.
Landscape history of Newton, particularly of the area where the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds are situated.