Fruitlands Museum

Fruitlands Museum Discover Art, History and Nature at Fruitlands

Engage yourself in American history. Explore the connections between a 19th century utopian society, New England Shaker communities, Native American culture, 19th century Hudson River School landscapes and vernacular portraits, and discover a diverse array of flora and fauna hidden within our 210 historic acres. Enjoy a dynamic, truly New England landscape at Fruitlands Museum, a Trustees property. We are currently in our Winter Season (November-March): Winter Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm Monday-Friday Closed Holiday Hours: Friday, November 24th join us from 12-5pm for special "Green Friday" Open Hours The Museum will be closed on Sunday, December 24th and Sunday, December 31st Winter Admission Members: Regular admission is always FREE! Nonmembers: Adults, seniors, students & children ages 5-13: $5.00 Children under age 5: FREE During Winter Open Hours visit the Art Gallery, Wayside Gallery, Museum Store, and Grounds. All other Museum buildings are closed for the season and will re-open during the Main Season in Mid-April.

07/11/2019

Tonight's concert has been canceled due to weather. We hope to see you next week!

It is a big week here at Fruitlands! 🇺🇸Tomorrow (July 3rd) the Museum will be closing at 2pm in preparation for the Town...
07/02/2019

It is a big week here at Fruitlands! 🇺🇸Tomorrow (July 3rd) the Museum will be closing at 2pm in preparation for the Town of Harvard 4th of July Concert and Fireworks here tomorrow evening. More information available at www.harvard4thofjuly.com 🌄🎆🎇

Then on Thursday, July 4th, the holiday fun continues with Fruitlands Summer Concert Series and Pre-Concert Lawn Games and Crafts. Grab the friends and family and get outside to celebrate the season! 🧺 🎉🎷

The Trustees Members! Did you know that we have an event just for you prior to our Summer Concert tomorrow evening. Regi...
06/26/2019

The Trustees Members! Did you know that we have an event just for you prior to our Summer Concert tomorrow evening. Register online today and join us for champagne as we toast to the summer season at Fruitlands Museum.

Not yet a member? call 978-456-3924 x3 and the staff in the Museum Shop can help sign you up and tell you more about what it means to be a part of our wonderful statewide organization

http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/metro-west/event-45840.html

The Trustees is collaborating with artist Doug Aitken on a project called New Horizon which features a 100-foot-tall hot...
06/21/2019

The Trustees is collaborating with artist Doug Aitken on a project called New Horizon which features a 100-foot-tall hot air balloon. Its appearances at Trustees properties across the state initiate live events—happenings that are each unique gatherings of brilliant minds and groundbreaking artists. Exhilarating music, intriguing conversations, plus food and drink, mean fun for all ages.

There will be a series of events related to the new Horizon project, including a family day at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum on Saturday, July 20.
For more the complete schedule, and to get tickets: http://bit.ly/NewHorizonTix

Fruitlands Museum's cover photo
06/18/2019

Fruitlands Museum's cover photo

We are Sorry to say that the Father’s Day Bluegrass Picnic Concert event for tomorrow has been CANCELED DUE TO RAIN. The...
06/15/2019

We are Sorry to say that the Father’s Day Bluegrass Picnic Concert event for tomorrow has been CANCELED DUE TO RAIN. The museum will be open for the day with free admission for all Dad’s, a scavenger hunt challenge, and specials in the cafe. Join us for one of our other music events throughout the season with Summer Concerts starting this coming Thursday evening (June 20th) and Fiddle Fest on August 4th.

Have you ever wanted to make music in community while taking in a spectacular view? Join us next Wednesday and monthly t...
06/12/2019

Have you ever wanted to make music in community while taking in a spectacular view? Join us next Wednesday and monthly throughout the season for facilitated Sunset Drum Circle with SoulWorks Rhythm. 🌄 🥁 Drums are provided or you can bring your own instrument. No prior drumming experience necessary. Register online today! http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/metro-west/event-45970.html

The project “Pastoral Present” by Wilhelm Neusser @wilhelmneusser  responds to Fruitlands’ tradition of considering utop...
06/08/2019

The project “Pastoral Present” by Wilhelm Neusser @wilhelmneusser responds to Fruitlands’ tradition of considering utopia- in this case, an idealized, Arcadian setting. “In a way,” he said today, “with our viewfinder, we did the same thing: found an ideal little section of the landscape.” This group attended the third in our series of trying something with artists: sketching, bird-watching, and, today, landscape-gazing. It was a beautiful day to draw and to hear Neusser narrate drawing lessons of nineteenth-century artist Asher B. Durand. @ Fruitlands Museum

Thank you for including us in your WONDERLAND Summer Guide, Greg Cook! Starting today, you can see the new outdoor sculp...
06/01/2019
Everything To See This Summer: Scissors • Murals • Renoir • Woodstock • Corpses • Fairy Tales • Winslow Homer – WONDERLAND

Thank you for including us in your WONDERLAND Summer Guide, Greg Cook!

Starting today, you can see the new outdoor sculpture, “Floating Between Two Worlds,” by Esther Solondz. In a field beside the Fruitlands Farmhouse, experience art meeting nature in a contemplative way.

ArtMay 31, 2019 Greg Cook 0Here is Wonderland’s guide to the best museum exhibitions to see around New England this summer…. If this is the kind of coverage of arts, cultures and activisms you appreciate, please support Wonderland by contributing to Wonderland on Patreon. And sign up for our fre...

With just hours to go until the end of The Trustees 2019 Membership Month Challenge, a generous donor has agreed to matc...
05/31/2019

With just hours to go until the end of The Trustees 2019 Membership Month Challenge, a generous donor has agreed to match every gift we receive, up to $10,000—but only until midnight tonight!
Since Membership Month began, loyal Trustees Members have come together and given generously to help us protect the places that matter most—for everyone, forever—and create new opportunities for you, your family, and families across Massachusetts to enjoy them.
There are so many ways your Membership Month gift can make a difference this summer, from helping safeguard Massachusetts’ coastal communities and ecosystems … to offering hundreds of programs and events for families, including immersive-nature based summer camps for kids … to transforming more of our historic homes and gardens into world-class destinations.

Please don’t wait! Click to donate today to have your gift DOUBLED! http://bit.ly/Trusteesmatch

Save the date! A site-specific, outdoor art installation by Esther Solondz will open at Fruitlands Museum next Saturday,...
05/25/2019

Save the date! A site-specific, outdoor art installation by Esther Solondz will open at Fruitlands Museum next Saturday, June 1. The tent-like structure will create an area that is simultaneously indoor and outdoor, where hanging milkweed sculptures shift in space as visitors walk past them. @ Fruitlands Museum

Looking for a bit of creativity for your holiday weekend? You’ll find it in our art galleries! This is an installation v...
05/24/2019

Looking for a bit of creativity for your holiday weekend? You’ll find it in our art galleries! This is an installation view of “Visions of Design: Parallels in Mid-Century Modern and Shaker Furniture.” The “exploded” tables hovering in the middle of the gallery were made by Eli Cleveland, @esc_furniture . Come check it out in person!

#stewartclementsphotography #thetrustees #fruitlandsmuseum #furniturehistory #newenglandhistory

http://www.thetrustees.org/thin…/metro-west/event-45832.htmlThis Saturday, May 18th --Bring your acoustic instruments to...
05/14/2019
World Fiddle Day at Fruitlands Museum | Things To Do | Trustees

http://www.thetrustees.org/thin…/metro-west/event-45832.html
This Saturday, May 18th --Bring your acoustic instruments to Fruitlands for an afternoon of open jams in various styles of traditional roots music-- Old-time, bluegrass, Irish, Americana, and more. It's going to be a warm beautiful day-- jams 12-4pm! This is a FREE EVENT and no registration is necessary.

World Fiddle Day at Fruitlands Museum offers guided jam sessions in various traditional styles.  Players of acoustic instruments are encouraged to participate.  The jams are offered at two levels: 1. Advanced-Beginner/Low-intermediate and 2. High-Intermediate range.  Advanced players are welcome ...

This Saturday! Home Sweet Home at Fruitlands Museum and 7 other Trustees historic sites is a fantastic opportunity to ex...
05/13/2019
You can tour 8 historic Massachusetts properties for free on a single day this month

This Saturday! Home Sweet Home at Fruitlands Museum and 7 other Trustees historic sites is a fantastic opportunity to explore Massachusetts history. At Fruitlands this year we will also be celebrating World Fiddle Day, with open jams and fiddle tunes filling the hillside. Join us!

http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/metro-west/event-45831.html

The properties stretch out from Greater Boston to the Berkshires.

It is opening day at Fruitlands Museum! Enjoy new exhibitions in the Art Gallery, explore the reopened Native American G...
04/13/2019

It is opening day at Fruitlands Museum! Enjoy new exhibitions in the Art Gallery, explore the reopened Native American Gallery and Fruitlands Farmhouse.

We are thrilled to introduce one of this year’s Guest Artists, @wilhelmneusser. Today is the first day you can see Pasto...
04/13/2019

We are thrilled to introduce one of this year’s Guest Artists, @wilhelmneusser. Today is the first day you can see Pastoral Present, part of a new series he is creating in response to Fruitlands Museum’s Permanent Collection of Hudson River School landscape paintings. The display will evolve over the course of the year and culminate in a book. We are also so pleased to have Erin Corrales-Diaz, Assistant Curator of American Art at the Worcester Art Museum, writing about our collection as a part of this project.

Help us get Fruitlands Museum ready for spring with a gift to our Annual Fund! Your generous support - in any amount - m...
03/28/2019

Help us get Fruitlands Museum ready for spring with a gift to our Annual Fund! Your generous support - in any amount - makes a huge difference

http://bit.ly/Trustees19Appeal

It is the last weekend of the winter season and that means the last chance to see this season’s exhibitions “Inhabiting ...
03/23/2019

It is the last weekend of the winter season and that means the last chance to see this season’s exhibitions “Inhabiting Folk Portraits with Candice Smith Corby” and “Leisure Pursuits: The Fashion and Culture of Recreation.” Come visit today and tomorrow, between noon-5pm!

After this weekend we will he closed for a few weeks in preparation for our Main Season. Mark your calendars for Main Season opening on April 13th!

#fruitlandsmuseum #thetrustees #inhabitingfolkportraits #leisurepursuits #lastchance #winterseason #mainseason #springishere #harvardma

Museum Store Weekend Promotion - 20% Discount on all Artisan Jackets and C.A.S. Handmade Leather Bags/Wallets! Don't for...
03/15/2019

Museum Store Weekend Promotion -
20% Discount on all Artisan Jackets and C.A.S. Handmade Leather Bags/Wallets! Don't forget your 10% member discount which applies to this promotion.

Buy a membership, receive 1 lb of peppermint bark, and use your extra 10% membership discount!

Open Saturday and Sunday 12-5 PM.
See you soon!

Museum Store Open 12-5 pm weekends in MarchSPECIAL PROMOTION - Buy a membership at the store and receive a free 1 lb bag...
03/08/2019

Museum Store Open 12-5 pm weekends in March

SPECIAL PROMOTION - Buy a membership at the store and receive a free 1 lb bag of Harvard Sweet Boutique Peppermint Bark! Perfect snack while working out on the hills at Fruitlands!
The store is full of perfect gifts for family and friends or just a little something for yourself! As a member, receive 10% on all merchandise. Come and see us!
For more information or phone sales: 978-456-3924 x3

Fruitlands Museum Store - 20% promotion on all Trimdin and Winding River Artisan Winter Jackets thru March 31st.That mea...
03/01/2019

Fruitlands Museum Store - 20% promotion on all Trimdin and Winding River Artisan Winter Jackets thru March 31st.
That means 30% for members!
Open weekends 12-5 PM

The @BostonGlobe has kicked off its 2019 Globe Grant campaign. If you're a Globe subscriber look for your voucher in you...
02/25/2019

The @BostonGlobe has kicked off its 2019 Globe Grant campaign. If you're a Globe subscriber look for your voucher in your newspaper, or log in below and vote for The Trustees. Your vote will help us to win free advertising in the paper.
Thank you! bit.ly/globegrantvote

Fresh snow and longer days ❄️🌤🌲
02/22/2019

Fresh snow and longer days ❄️🌤🌲

Just in case you may have forgotten...Perfect Valentine gifts at Fruitlands Museum Store! Promotion of 5% on all merchan...
02/12/2019

Just in case you may have forgotten...
Perfect Valentine gifts at Fruitlands Museum Store!
Promotion of 5% on all merchandise thru Feb 17th.
Open weekends 12-5pm.

Be My Valentine!Find the perfect heart at Fruitlands Museum Store for your Valentine!Open 12-5PM weekends
02/09/2019

Be My Valentine!

Find the perfect heart at Fruitlands Museum Store for your Valentine!

Open 12-5PM weekends

Fruitlands Museum Store - 20% promotion on all Trimdin and Winding River Artisan Jackets thru February 17th.A perfect la...
02/06/2019

Fruitlands Museum Store - 20% promotion on all Trimdin and Winding River Artisan Jackets thru February 17th.
A perfect lasting Valentines gift for your special person!
Open weekends 12-5 PM

Valentines Day 5% discountFruitlands Museum Store is offering a 5% discount to members and guests on all merchandise thr...
02/01/2019

Valentines Day 5% discount

Fruitlands Museum Store is offering a 5% discount to members and guests on all merchandise thru Feb 17th! Come and gift your special peeps original handmade craft for Valentines.
Memberships make great gifts

The Trustees is pleased to offer free entry to furloughed government employees at our properties that normally charge ad...
01/25/2019

The Trustees is pleased to offer free entry to furloughed government employees at our properties that normally charge admission or parking fees at this time of year, including here at Fruitlands Museum where we are open Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5pm through our winter season.

We all know how getting out and spending time in outside in nature, or inside at places with deep cultural history can be healing and rejuvenating and hope to provide some joy and relief to these workers and their families.

This invitation is valid during the partial shutdown, through the end of February, or until the government re-opens if it is earlier. Entry is free with for workers with valid ID and up to four family members. Note: this program may be extended, should the shutdown extend past the end of February. Please check back for details.

Please check the website at www.thetrustees.org for more information and updates.

For the safety of our staff and visitors, we will be closed today. Stay safe out there everyone ❄️🌬#snowday #iceday #clo...
01/20/2019

For the safety of our staff and visitors, we will be closed today. Stay safe out there everyone ❄️🌬#snowday #iceday #closedtoday #fruitlandsmuseum #thetrustees #harvardma

Call for Artists - 2019 Craft Festival at FruitlandsFestival Dates: September 21 & 22, 2019The 9th Annual Craft Festival...
01/16/2019

Call for Artists - 2019 Craft Festival at Fruitlands
Festival Dates: September 21 & 22, 2019

The 9th Annual Craft Festival at Fruitlands is seeking applications from New England craft artists making original work. The Festival is a two-day outdoor show featuring the work of 40 juried artists. Set on the picturesque grounds at Fruitlands Museum, the show’s quality of craft, museum offerings, and stunning views have made the festival a popular September destination.

Artists interested in exhibiting should submit a completed Craft Festival Application, an image of your booth, and 3-5 images of relevant work to [email protected]. The show consists of two large (140’ x 40’) event tents with each artist occupying a 10’x10’ booth space within the large tent. Overnight security is provided by Fruitlands Museum. There is no electricity available. Exhibitors are responsible for bringing their own tables, chairs, tablecloths and other display materials. The cost for a regular 10’x10’ one-sided booth is $300, and a 2-sided corner booth is $400.

There is food for sale and live music (courtesy of Summertime Trio) both days of the festiva,l and guests’ admission includes entry to the Museum.

Download the application form from Fruitlands Museum website: fruitlands.thetrustees.org/craftfestival

Have you been curious to learn what our guest artist, Candice Smith Corby, has been up to at Fruitlands Museum, but have...
01/16/2019

Have you been curious to learn what our guest artist, Candice Smith Corby, has been up to at Fruitlands Museum, but haven’t made the trek to Harvard yet? This evening, you can meet her a bit closer to Boston! Join us to celebrate her artist book at Drive-By Projects in Watertown. At this free event, we will have refreshments, books for sale, new paintings by the artist on view, and Candice will be signing copies of the book. See you there! @candicesmithcorby @drive_by_projects

BeeZ by Scranton will be back at Fruitlands Craft Festival in September. Fantastic vintage book bags which are also sold...
01/14/2019

BeeZ by Scranton will be back at Fruitlands Craft Festival in September. Fantastic vintage book bags which are also sold in the Museum Store at Fruitlands. Come and have a look!

Well, the new year is beginning Fantastic! I got my new computer up and running thanks to Kaplan Computers, with many, many thanks to Chys Hale, Service manager at Kaplans, who cleared my old computer of all kinds of bugs so I could give to my son Brett Hillman. Now all I have to do is learn how to use my new phone Samsung 9S phone before show season starts. Had to rest my hands for a bit but starting my 2019 custom purses this week in anticipation of huge workload for the upcoming American Craft Council Show in Baltimore #accshows #accbaltimore in February. Can't wait for a another great year in saving books and creating vintage book purses!

It is 5pm and there is still light in the sky! ..#thereturnoflight #longerdays #seasons #sunsets #fruitlandsmuseum #thet...
01/10/2019

It is 5pm and there is still light in the sky!
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#thereturnoflight #longerdays #seasons #sunsets #fruitlandsmuseum #thetrustees #harvardma #viewsfromtheoverlook #prospecthill

🎥Anyone recognize this room?!It looks a bit different dressed up for its movie debut, but still recognizable to us. We a...
12/19/2018

🎥Anyone recognize this room?!

It looks a bit different dressed up for its movie debut, but still recognizable to us. We are loving this behind the scenes shot of Director, Greta Gerwig with Laura Dern and Emma Watson filming scenes from the new Little Women movie in our very own Shaker Gallery.

How special to host the cast and crew this past October for filming on the same site as Little Women author, Louisa May Alcott's childhood home at the Fruitlands Farmhouse. We can't wait to see the movie when it debuts in a year!

Repost from Emma Watson, Thanks for sharing!

It is the birthday weekend of Fruitlands Museum founder Clara Endicott Sears (1863–1960). A New England author, preserva...
12/17/2018

It is the birthday weekend of Fruitlands Museum founder Clara Endicott Sears (1863–1960). A New England author, preservationist, and philanthropist, she made the Nashua Valley her home and its history the subject of her life’s work. This photo is captioned “the last one of her-1958.”

What a perfect day for Holiday shopping! Outside it's dreary and damp, but in the museum store it's warm and inviting. C...
12/16/2018

What a perfect day for Holiday shopping! Outside it's dreary and damp, but in the museum store it's warm and inviting. Check out the CAS Handmade bags - Islay in Wheat & Sunshine ($155) and the FoldOver in Poppy & Wheat ($239). Maggie Smith, a Harvard resident children's author and illustrator, has joined the artists at the store and a selection of her art and books are for sale. And much more...! Come and hang out! Get a free cup of coffee while shopping and don't forget your 10% discount. See you soon! Open 12-5 PM today.

Excited to see Fruitlands Museum honored as a 2019 pick in The Knot Best of Weddings! Thanks to all of the couples who h...
12/14/2018

Excited to see Fruitlands Museum honored as a 2019 pick in The Knot Best of Weddings! Thanks to all of the couples who have celebrated their big day here at Fruitlands and to Fireside Catering for providing fantastic events for these couples and their guests. 🥂

We were thrilled to learn that Fruitlands Museum was selected for a 2019 Best of Weddings honor by The Knot! Thanks to all the couples who reviewed our team and the venue, for us to receive this distinction!

The Museum Store is open 12:00-5:00 PM every weekend throughout the winter season. It's bursting with bespoke gifts for ...
12/13/2018

The Museum Store is open 12:00-5:00 PM every weekend throughout the winter season. It's bursting with bespoke gifts for your loved ones, a Yankee Swap, your boss, or a special hostess gift!
If the hours don't suit, please contact Harriet Friedrich - [email protected] for an appointment.
Don't forget your member discount! A membership also makes a terrific year-long gift.

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Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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