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The Fisher Museum's main exhibit displays 23 internationally acclaimed models (dioramas) portraying the history, conservation and management of central New England forests.

Other exhibits at the museum represent the range of ecological research at the Harvard Forest. Outdoors, our system of interpretive trails provide additional opportunities for learning.

Summer Events

Panel Discussion & Film Screening

The Lost Forests of New England:
Conserving Our Remnant Old-Growth Forests

July 10, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. 

Free and open to the public.

A screening of the 2018 film, The Lost Forests of New Englandwill followed by a panel discussion / Q&A with filmmaker Ray Asselin of the New England Forests blog, along with David Foster, Director of the Harvard Forest; Bob Leverett, Co-founder of the Native Tree Society; William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of Int'l Environmental Policy at Tufts University's Fletcher School; David Orwig, Forest Ecologist, Harvard Forest; Heidi Ricci, Mass Audobon's Assistant Director of Advocacy, and others whose work focuses on old-growth forests and their conservation in New England.

The film, replete with stunning footage of our region’s rarely seen old-growth trees, tells the story of central New England's old-growth forests: what they once were, what changes have taken place since European settlers arrived, and what our remnant old-growth stands look like today.

2017-2018 Exhibit


Presented by David Buckley Borden (Artist-in-residence), Aaron Ellison (Senior Ecologist), and Salua Rivero (2017 summer undergraduate intern)

Exhibition on view (free) in the Fisher Museum and via a self-guided tour from October 7, 2017 to November 2018.
Learn more about the exhibit.

Please note: Through Nov. 18, 2018, we are offering a limited number of 2.5-hour guided tours (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays) of the Hemlock Hospice field installation. These tours are only available for group sizes under 25. The cost is $300. If you are interested, please contact