https://www.thegibsonhouse.org/events.html The Gibson House Museum
137 Beacon St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
Learn how historic house museums across the country are reimagining themselves at this engaging talk by Kenneth C. Turino, co-editor of the new book, Reimagining Historic House Museums. Drawing from innovative organizations across the United States, Reimagining Historic House Museums is an indispensable source of field-tested tools and techniques. It profiles historic sites that are using new models to engage with their communities, adopt creative forms of interpretation and programming, and become more financially sustainable.
Ken Turino is Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England; a member of the faculty of Tufts University's Museum Studies Program; Chair of the Leadership in History Awards Program of the American Association for State and Local History, as well as a member of its Historic House Museums Committee; and a member of the advisory council for the American Association of Museums' Museum magazine. He also serves on the Gibson House Museum’s Advisory Council.
6:00 reception, 6:30 program
$12 members, $15 non-members
Pre-registration is required at www.thegibsonhouse.org/events
The Gibson House is a historic house museum located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Now a National Historic Landmark, the home served as residence to three generations of Gibson family members and their household staff between 1859 and 1954. The Museum’s four floors of period rooms, including the original kitchen, are a time capsule of domestic life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Visitors experience the house through guided tours that interpret class and culture through the stories and objects of the people who lived and worked there. We are located at 137 Beacon Street, between Arlington and Berkeley Streets, convenient to both the Arlington Street subway stop on the Green Line and the Charles Street and Park Street subway stops on the Red Line.