The Nichols House Museum occupies an impressive four-story town house constructed in 1804 by famed Boston architect Charles Bulfinch. In 1885, the house became home to Dr. Arthur Nichols and was later inherited by his eldest daughter, Rose Standish Nichols, the noted landscape architect, writer and suffragist. Rose Nichols cared for the house until her[…]
We’re working with Michele M. Pecoraro, Executive Director of Plimoth 400, as well as the folks at the Pilgrim Hall Museum and Plimoth Plantation to put together a unique day. We will add details as they are available.
Our walking tour with will be led by Tom Bonomi, historian at the Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum. Please bring suitable shoes for hiking. At the end of the walk we may go to lunch at The Tavern or Crossing Nines at Granite Links and then tour the small museum at the Lyons Turning Mill[…]
A private tour of the King Caesar House and the Bradford House with Erin McGough, Executive Director and Historian/Archivist, Carolyn Ravenscroft of the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society. We will tour the houses below, learn about the history of Duxbury and its role in global shipping and trade, and see some archival items and collections objects that[…]
Our structural tour of the Abigail Adams Birthplace is be a behind-the-scenes look at the ca. 1685 building’s construction, and will include the second floor and basement, which isn’t usually included on tours. The building was home to Abigail for the first 20 years of her life and has been relocated twice. The tour will[…]
Take a private tour of Hale Farm, which was originally the home of John Hale, first minister and a key figure in the Salem Witch Trials. The house, owned by the family until 1937, reflects the evolution of Beverly from farming community to summer vacation spot for the affluent. Following the tour, Assoc. Director for[…]
Our tour will be led by Erica Dumont, Lexington Historical Society Executive Director, and Stacey Fraser, Collections Manager. Stacey will discuss a some of the fascinating objects in the Society’s collection, such as the William Diamond drum, which called the militia into formation on Lexington Green on April 19, 1775. Stacey and Erica will also take our[…]
Updated December 21: All the spots have been taken. A private tour of Boston’s Ayer Mansion with the preservation expert leading their current effort, and a wine and cheese reception. Here’s how the organization describes the mansion: “[A] rare surviving example of the residential work of designer Louis Comfort Tiffany. . . . The Ayer Mansion[…]