On Exhibit at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

The Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds is not your typical historic house!

The kitchen in the Durant-Kenrick House.Step back in time with fun games, multimedia and audio programs, hands-on activities, and 100-year-old specimen trees. Gain insight into today's issues of equality, sustainability, politics and protest.

Built in 1734, the site explores the lives and contributions of three families over three centuries:
  • The Durant story investigates colonial life and the events leading up to the American Revolution.
  • The Kenricks were leaders in the horticultural revolution and the abolition movement in the nineteenth century.
  • The Dewings were pioneers in historic preservation.    

A color image of an apple from an early fruit nursery catalog.The tranquil grounds showcase remnants from the Kenrick's booming nineteenth-century nursery, which introduced fruit and ornamental tree varieties still enjoyed today.