The collections of the Loring Greenough House represent an extensive selection of decorative and fine art, and archival material collected since the House was acquired in 1924 by the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club. The majority of objects in the collection were donated over the ensuing years by members of the Club and its friends.
Displayed throughout the House are American furniture and decorative arts from the eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries; as well as fine art, both American and European, from the same periods. There are a number of important items connected to the Greenough family, owners of the House from 1784 to 1924, including several early portraits. In addition, there is a historically significant selection of objects and archival material focusing on the history of Jamaica Plain, including documents and photographs.
There are a number of fascinating collection items relating to women’s history, including an extensive grouping of calling card cases, beaded bags and textiles (such as period clothing and accessories), early samplers and quilts. In addition, the archives of the House hold the records of the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, a community educational and philanthropic organization for women founded in 1896.