Member Events

John Cotton, Anne Hutchinson, and John Winthrop August Member Event This presentation focuses on Puritan history in the East of England, their architecture and daily life, their beliefs, and their concept of governance as reflected in the 1629 “Charter of Massachusetts Bay”. It will look specifically at John Winthrop’s manor and church in Groton, Suffolk County, the church and environs of... Read More
Anne Hutchinson and Historic Boston Map September Member Event The theme of England in America will be explored as we trace the steps of Anne Hutchinson, a notorious early settler of Boston in the 1600s. The base map for the tour will be the Boston 1635 map printed in the Book of Possessions (1881 and 1905). Walking with it, we will visit and envision the property of prominent... Read More
October Member Event This tour takes our exploration of Boston Art Deco to the Back Bay. The planned development of Back Bay in the second half of the 19th century opened up opportunities for Art Deco in its redevelopment a half-century later.  This tour through the first four blocks of the Back Bay highlights examples of Art Deco design, from... Read More
July Member Event As working women were fighting for rights in the workplace, suffragists were demanding the right to vote. Boston’s women’s trade unionism & suffrage movements were lead by proud, defiant women who were divided along class lines. By the end of the 19th century, suffragists were becoming sensitive to the growing number of... Read More
May Member Event For Boston's first two hundred years, "a flown sheate, a faire winde, and a boune voyage" were wishes at the heart of the city's life and economy.  Travel under sail was commonplace and central to the culture, across classes.  Join us for eleven memorable stories spanning that era, drawn from first-person accounts by Bostonians... Read More
Boston Chinatown June Member Event The historic South Cove Neighborhood includes Tufts Medical Campus, Chinatown, and Lower Washington Street, formerly known as the Combat Zone. As we walk through the Tufts Medical Campus, you will learn how the Boston Dispensary, Floating Hospital for Children, the Pratt Diagnostic, and Tufts Medical College merged in 1948 and... Read More