History Camp Boston Monthly Outing—Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Join us for a rare opportunity to tour 87 Mount Vernon Street, a Federal-style residence on Beacon Hill, and today the headquarters of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Designed by noted Boston architect Charles Bulfinch and built in 1806, it is one of the earliest of the grand houses that defined the north side of Mount Vernon Street (then called Olive Street). The house is furnished with furniture and artwork from notable Boston families, including the descendants of William Ellery Channing, Francis Parkman, Jr., and William Crowninshield Endicott. The collection includes fine examples of classical Boston furniture, made in the workshops of Isaac Vose and John Doggett, among others.
History Camp is a project of the non-profit organization The Pursuit of History. We hope you’ll join us in the pursuit of history.