The Wallace Nutting Collection of Early American Furniture

In the early 1920s, the Harvard-educated Congregational minister-turned historian, Wallace Nutting (1861-1941), assembled a collection to serve as prototypes for his reproduction furniture business, props in his photographs, and fodder for his scholarship on American decorative arts.  Mr. Nutting’s collection boasts hundreds of objects from everyday life in seventeenth and early eighteenth century New England with a selection of material from the mid-Atlantic and Southern regions.  Nutting cherished iconic pieces such as the Governor Prenze cupboard and the Fuller cradle for their nostalgic representation of Pilgrim life in the early Colonies.  Recent additions to the museum’s collection include Nutting furniture reproductions and construction templates.

From Our Collection

1594, Caravaggio 1731, Canaletto 1749, Panini 1773, Wright

Upcoming Events

Oct
31
Fri
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
Nov
1
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Nov 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Looking at Landscapes: Free with admission; meet at the Information Desk by The Museum Shop.
Nov
2
Sun
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
2:00 pm Sneak Peek, Talk & Film: Artemisia
Sneak Peek, Talk & Film: Artemisia
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sneak Peek, Talk & Film: Artemisia
Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as a Lute Player, c. 1615–18, oil on canvas Sneak Peek, Talk & Film: Artemisia: To celebrate our recent acquisition of the [...]

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Hours & Admission

Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors (age 62+): $8
Students (age 13 & over or with college ID): $5
Children (age 12 & under): Free
First Thursdays (from 5-8 pm): $5