The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a total of 188 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) within its borders.
This is the second highest statewide total in the United States after New York, which has 256.
Perhaps no other city in America holds as much history of the colonial and Revolutionary War era as Boston.
It's not surprising then that its main sites have become a pilgrimage trail for Americans and for others who hope to get a sense of that history.
It also embraces theatrical sets and costumes, as illustrated by the fabulous designs made by Leon Bakst for Sergei Diaghilev and his Russian ballet company.
Chinese lacquerware and jade carving, are leading exemplars from Asia, as is Chinese porcelain - notably Ming ware - and Japanese Origami paper-folding.
As it says in the article about pudding sticks linked below, "Sometimes kitchen collectibles are categorised according to what they are made of. Some of the less well-known materials include tôle or toleware - painted tin-plated sheet-iron - and American Agate Ware and Graniteware.
Across the Charles River, a watery summer recreation area whose Boston shore is reserved as the Esplanade park, is Cambridge.
Although a separate and independent city, for tourist purposes, Cambridge is part of Boston and connected by the same transit system.
For an active artist group, see: West Cork Craft Design Guild.
Fine art, that is painting, drawing, sculpture and photography, typically has no other function than to be looked at.