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Mission & Vision

Mission Statement: 

To be a welcoming, thriving, historic site and community resource that engages people of all backgrounds in our inclusive American story.

Vision Statement:

To preserve, share and continue the American story.

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We value Caroline Emmerton’s founding mission of preserving the legacy of our site to sustain our Settlement programs for local immigrants.
We value our designation as a National Historic Landmark and the preservation of our buildings, collections, and gardens.
We value the literary legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
We value being a center of and for the community.
We value education as a central tenet of our programming.