The Trustees of Reservations - Archives & Research Center

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About Us

Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on more than 100 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 40,000 members.

The Trustees of Reservations’ curatorial resources include archives, buildings, landscapes, ruins, and artifacts covering hundreds of years of human history. In the historic houses, at the Archives & Research Center, and in the land itself, TTOR preserves the material culture of Massachusetts people. Objects and archives help enrich a wide range of programs and activities that take place at The Trustees of Reservations.