"Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. It was founded in 1910 to preserve and present the cultural and architectural heritage of New England, from historic properties to humble necessities, from art and artifacts to gardens and furniture."
For example: Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, Massachusetts
Master Mariner’s Room - Through an elaborate Federalist doorway is the Master Mariner’s Room, Harry Sleeper’s private maritime museum. Filled with celestial navigating instruments, newspapers dating to the War of 1812, scrimshaw, folk art toys and carvings, and a sepia-ink whaling log, this room with its humble raw pine boards and contrasting Taj Mahal window overlooking the harbor pays tribute to the 5,368 men who have been lost to sea after sailing out of Gloucester.