STONEHURST, the country place of social reformer Robert Treat Paine, is an American masterwork designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose work continues to inspire culturally and environmentally sensitive design.
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In February, in honor of Black History month, the series touches on three critical points in African-American history. From the first anti-slavery law in America, to Reconstruction after the Civil War, to the Civil Rights Movement, the Paine family remained engaged and involved in major efforts to improve social justice and human rights in this nation.
NOTE NEW DATE SAT MAY 6. Celebrate the opening of a new mini-branch of the Waltham Public Library at Stonehurst with story time with Waltham's own children's book author and illustrator Annette Leblanc Cate and crafts and activities inspired by her books.
Experience the estate as 19th-century students may have on a field day at the home of their wealthy and generous benefactors.
Wealthy women of the Lyman and Paine families had opportunities not available to most women of the 19th and early 20th centuries....
In this enchanting performance master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain bring to life the legends that surround favorite garden flowers revealing the deep meaning cultures around the world have found in them.
In celebration of International Peace Day, join us for an illustrated talk with Thomas M. Paine about a war's effect on five siblings, including his ancestor General Charles Cushing Paine who led a company of black soldiers in the Civil War and pioneering peace activist Robert Treat Paine.
Come & enjoy a solo performance with one of America’s best-loved writers, humorists and satirists in the dramatic Great Hall of Stonehurst.