About the Friends of Stonehurst

The Friends of Stonehurst (also known as the Robert Treat Paine Historical Trust) was formed in 1991 to assist the property owner, the City of Waltham, in its stewardship of Stonehurst and its 134-acre site. It is a fully independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to support the property in areas that are above and beyond the municipal budget. In collaboration with the City, the Friends have built an impressive track record of securing and matching highly competitive grants for capital work and special projects.

By supporting the Friends, you will help

  • Preserve, protect and enhance this National Historic Landmark property with 134 acres of conservation land

  • Ensure that all visitors experience the site in a meaningful way by offering a variety of self-guided and guided tours, exhibits, publications, programs, etc.

  • Provide curriculum-supporting school programs to students

  • Create a richer and more complete experience of the site by enhancing the grounds, woodlands, restored rooms and collections

  • Improve visitor access, comfort and safety

  • Advocate for this remarkable property within the local community and beyond

Our Mission

The Friends of Stonehurst and the City of Waltham share a mission for the property:

To provoke thought and provide historical perspective on contemporary social and environmental issues by ensuring that diverse audiences enjoy, appreciate and draw inspiration from Stonehurst and the legacy of its creators.


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