Mrs. Stimson is added to the Collection

Dear Art Lovers, Historians and Friends of the Huntington Historical Society, The Collections Committee of the Huntington Historical Society is thrilled to announce the acquisition of the Leopold Seyffert portrait of Mrs. Henry L. Stimson (Mabel) to our collection.  This portrait joins the Seyffert portrait of Henry Lewis Stimson, who died in 1950, which has…

Sheep to Shawl 2017

On May 21, 2017 over 500 people came to Dr. Kissam House to celebrate the Annual Speep to Shawl Festival. Here’s are some shots of this fun we had! FREE ADMISSION Featuring Family-Fun Activities including: Sheep Shearing Farm Animals Old Fashioned Games Baking in the Beehive Oven Spinning Wool Demonstration Embroidery, Crocheting and Weaving Demonstrations Old…

Harborview

Harborview When we bought this waterfront residence it had not been maintained for several years.  We enlisted the help of Goldberg and Rodler.  They began by re-grading the driveway to reduce the slope.  Boulder walls were built to extend the parking areas at the road and by the front door, allowing for parking and room…

Ea’s Garden

Ea’s Garden It had always been Andrea’s (Ea’s) dream to have a suburban house with a lawn and gardens.  That came true in 2004 when we purchased this 1946 cape.  The house needed updating, but the property needed just as much or more.  It was dominated by enormous, looming Norway maples and spruce, spongy moss,…

The Whimsical Garden

The Whimsical Garden Our home was built in the 1820’s, facing the water so that the owners at the time could see the whaling ships coming into the harbor. Our garden is without much structure but it is planted with shrubs and perennials as naturally as possible.  It is a labor of love and much…

The Artist’s Garden

The Artist’s Garden I bought this property thirty years ago nestled in a clearing on a wooded lot with tons of English ivy in the woods. I thought the house and the property had great potential, and so began a three decade span of honing my skills as an artist. Both my grandfather and sister…

The Frugal Gardener Creation

The Frugal Gardener’s Creation We bought our house in July 2005 and the basic hardscape was here.   The horizontal-lined house was accented with a row of yews and azaleas, making the long horizontal line appear even longer.  There was lawn, but no gardens.  It was perfect for dig-in-the dirt gardeners. For each garden we created,…

The Family Garden

Our garden represents our family’s life and memories, the place where my husband and I have raised  Four  wonderful boys and enjoy a life together. Flowers bloom in every season at our home and they represent our family’s history together.  In the spring, daffodils purchased from our sons’ school flower sales bloom throughout the property. …

Gratitude Gala – 2016

The Gratitude Gala was held on Saturday, January 28th, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building. This event is meant to thank all of the volunteers, home owners, and sponsors of the Holiday Historic House Tour. And what a thank you it was. The room was packed with friends, food, and drink. Take a look…