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Maritime Artisans Speaker Series featuring local boat builders, designers, suppliers, curators, and sailors. Series begins Sept. 9.

Museum Exhibits

Current Exhibit: The Camera's Coast



Lifesaving Museum Annual Meeting
featuring Lorna Condon, Curator of Library and Archives, Historic New England

Hull Lifesaving Museum at the Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station

On Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 7 p.m. the Hull Lifesaving Museum, located at 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, will hold our Annual Meeting. Following the election of the museum’s Board of Directors, we will welcome Lorna Condon, Curator of Library and Archives at Historic New England.

The Annual Meeting is open to members of the Hull Lifesaving Museum and their guests. New members are welcome to join at the Annual Meeting. Membership dues are $25 for individuals and $40 for families.

William Sumner Appleton founded SPNEA, now known as Historic New England, in 1910 for "the purpose of preserving for posterity buildings, places and objects of historical and other interest."  The accession records for 1910 list 19 items. Today, the collection contains more than 100,000 objects, and is the largest assemblage of New England art and artifacts in the country.

Otis House Museum, Historic New England Headquarters and home to the Library and Archives

The Library and Archives is one of Historic New England's greatest resources. Every year hundreds of researchers come to the Library and Archives to study the more than one million items that document New England's architectural and cultural history. The archival collections include photographs, prints and engravings, architectural drawings, books, manuscripts, and ephemera.

In abundance and variety, photographs outrank all other forms of information. The more than 300,000 images are arranged by specific medium, including extensive collections of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, cartes de visite, stereographic views, albums, postcards, and standard prints. They record buildings, domestic interiors, commercial interiors, streetscapes, landscapes, people at work, people relaxing and at play, and modes of transportation. Many of New England's leading 19th- and early 20th-century photographers are represented(

The Hull Lifesaving Msueum's current exhibition, The Camera's Coast, is a traveling exhibition of more than seventy historic maritime photographs from Historic New England's archives.
For more information please contact Corinne Leung at 781-925-5433.

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