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More than a Museum !

Discovery.
Research.
Preservation.
Interpretation.

   
 
   
Discoveries are made as preservation work continues. The entire site is our Collection. Our Feature Exhibit is the discovery process. One thing we know: more will be revealed.

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Careful Research and documentation of the discoveries and preservation tell the casual visitor and serious historian that the archaeological and historical Integrity of the James House is important to us.
   


Preservation
of the James House is sensitive to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties. Where possible the property is being preserved as it has evolved to the present. Major reconstruction has occurred only where the deterioration has been extensive, and the original structure was largely destroyed.

 

Interpretation within the guidelines of the Standards will dictate the period or periods that the James House will be restored to. There is much to do. Discoveries will continue. Programs are being developed to share with our visitors the challenges, as well as the finished pieces, in our Collection.

 
 

 

The James House is a living museum of architectural and
social history of early New England.

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