Historic Newton’s Jackson Homestead and Museum presents exhibits on a variety of historic topics, particularly the abolition movement in Newton and how the Jackson family used their home as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The museum holds an extensive library and archives.
Within the Jackson Homestead -- built in 1809 and something of an exhibition piece of federal architecture itself -- the Museum maintains temporary and permanent galleries designed to make learning about the history of the city and the country fun for the whole family.
Our new offerings include "Confronting Our Legacy: Slavery and Antislavery in the North" telling the story of New England's and the Jackson family's passage from slaveownership to Abolitionism, and "Newton and the Civil War" presenting stories of local residents and their role in the Civil War, as well as an exhibit about women's fashion in the era. Our hands-on toy exhibit is fun for kids and adults alike!
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