Adult Outreach Programs from Fruitlands

Fruitlands Museum Outreach Programs: 

Let us bring the museum to you!

Fruitlands Museum can bring an educational program to your club, school or community group!  Choose from one of the options below.  Do you have a special request?  Give us a call and we can work with you to deliver a custom program.  We've done programs for Historical Societies, assisted living residences, and annual meetings for several types of commuity organizations.

Pastoral Landscapes
Length: 1 hour program
Fee: $100

The Fruitlands Education Department will present a program on the development of pastoral landscape painting in America. A PowerPoint show and lecture will illustrate the evolution of this American art form using images from the museum’s Hudson River School landscape painting collection. The program provides a cultural history of the 19th century as well as biographical information about key painters to help listeners understand the unique power of this painting genre.

 Requirements: need a room that can be darkened for a slide show presentation. Small table to hold the laptop and outlet access required. Fruitlands can provide the laptop, digital projector and screen if this is not available at your site.



Lasting Legacy:  Clara Endicott Sears and the history of Fruitlands Museum
Length: 1 hour program
Fee: $100

Born into prominence and privledge in nineteenth century Boston, Clara Endicott Sears strived for a place in history rather than in the parlor. Cosmopolitan, cultivated and independent,  Sears preferred artistic and intellectual pursuits to the conventional roles expected of a lady of her social class.  She chose instead to pursue a career as a preservationist, writer, historian and curator.  After building her summer home overlooking the Nashua River Valley at the crest of Prospect Hill in Harvard, she learned that a dilapidated farmhouse on her 400+ acre property was home to Bronson Alcott's Fruitlands utopian experiment. This discovery led her onto the path which would become her life's work: creation of a museum that would tell the story of the landscape and its inspirational, spiritual connections to the people who came in contact with it.

Call the Fruitlands Education Department to book your trip! 978-456-3924 x291 or x239 or email