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About Us

At Historic Newton, we believe that through the lessons of history, children and adults alike can better understand the world today. Our museums and programs inspire discovery and engagement by illuminating our community’s stories within the context of American history. We operate the Jackson Homestead and the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, and oversee Newton's historic burying grounds. Our programs include lectures, walking tours, workshops, and educational programs for all ages.


Students learn about 18th century chores
A panel discussion about abolition and activism
Hayfest sack race
Gallery at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
Concert at Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
Exhibit at Durant-Kenrick House
Jackson Homestead and Museum
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds


Office Manager/Director’s Assistant
Category: Administrative, Support & Clerical
Historic Newton seeks a dynamic, self-starting, experienced Office Manager for the Jackson Homestead and Museum. This position will work across departments to ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the organization, including bookkeeping activities, executive support, visitor services, database management, and general administrative duties. Key Responsibilities: Administration:Monitor and ...read more
Phone:(617) 796-1450

Rep/Contact Info

Kate Bresee
Anna Cheung
Business Manager
Ms. Cynthia Cowan
Durant Kenrick House & Grounds Manager
Lisa Dady
Executive Director
Ms. Ronnie Dooley
Assistant to the Director
Ms. Sara Goldberg
Benjy Kantor
Director of Development
Kelsey Merriam
Education Manager
Clara Silverstein
Community Engagement Manager