who we are /

Handshouse is a non-profit, innovative, educational organization that creates adventurous hands-on projects through community-service, building projects with partners around the world as a way to illuminate history, understand science, and perpetuate the arts.

Happening now /

Animals & Architecture: Designing a multi-purpose stage for the Franklin Park Zoo

On Display / Bushnell Turtle / Gwozdziec Roof

The Bushnell Turtle Submarine is now on display
at the International Spy Museum!

Washington, DC at L'Enfant Plaza

POLIN Ceiling w Children.jpg

The Gwozdziec Synagogue ceiling painting and timber frame roof is now on display at the POLIN Museum!

Warsaw, Poland

what people are saying /

Rick and Laura will be on WCVB Chronicle

Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm on Channel 5 Boston

Rick and Laura will be on Chronicle this Friday, October 11, at 7:30pm speaking about their Chesterwood sculptures. If you did not get to visit Chesterwood to see these magnificent pieces, watch Chronicle on Channel 5 Boston.

Woven Word in the Woods

Sunday, October 20th, 2019, Session 1: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Session 2: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Chesterwood (4 Williamsville Rd, Stockbridge, MA 01262)

A creative writing workshop led by poet Lynn Bowmaster to engage participants with the science and history that inspired Rick and Laura’s outdoor sculpture exhibition at Chesterwood.