The Hancock Mansion Door Project: Preserving History & Heritage
NBSS, 150 North Street, Boston MA 02109

Michael Burrey discusses Hancock door with Bostonian Society

The original front door of the long-gone Hancock Mansion on Beacon Hill recently emerged from storage as the Bostonian Society, its steward, seeks to exhibit the historic artifact at the Old State House. Students from our Preservation Carpentry program have been commissioned to build a full-scale reproduction of the fine Georgian home's opulent surrounding entryway, which will go on exhibit in the Old State House in June 2018. Read the full story of the Hancock Mansion Door Project here.

Open to the public, this free lecture will detail the Hancock Mansion's unique place as a catalyst for the preservation movement in America, how NBSS students recreated the original surround, and what's ahead for the Hancock Mansion door. The recreated 10x10x13' doorway will be on display for guests.


  • Steven O'Shaughnessy, Preservation Carpentry Department Head at NBSS
  • Michael Burrey, Preservation Carpentry Instructor at NBSS
  • Kathy Mulvaney, Director of Education and Exhibitions at the Bostonian Society

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For any questions, contact or 617-227-0155. We look forward to seeing you at the lecture.