Book Talk: The Arts & Crafts Houses of Massachusetts
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Book Talk: The Arts & Crafts Houses of Massachusetts

Author Heli Metlsner will talk about her new book The Arts & Crafts Houses of Massachusetts: A Style Rediscovered. The book is the only work focusing on the state’s Arts and Crafts domestic architecture and the only one to include an illustrated field guide. It is also the first book to explore the use of this cutting-edge style in designing buildings for estate servants, transit workers, and renters—groups that historically lacked access to professionally designed homes. Several of the houses featured are in Jamaica Plain!

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Walking Tour of Sumner Hill
Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

This National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists.

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Walking Tour of Monument Square
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour of Monument Square

Join the JPHS to tour this part of the neighborhood  that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital.

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The Southwest Corridor Park: A Neighborhood's Response to a Highway
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

The Southwest Corridor Park: A Neighborhood's Response to a Highway

The Southwest Corridor Park was the resut of protests about the creation of an eight lane highway running through Boston’s southwestern neighborhoods. Jamaica Plain’s residents played an important role in both the stopping of I-95 project and the efforts to create a park out of the razed land.

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square en Español
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour of Hyde Square en Español

Aprende sobre la plaza Hyde en la década de 1840 cuando los inmigrantes alemanes e irlandeses transformaron el vecindario con sus negocios, escuelas e instituciones. Veremos cómo a principios de la década de 1960, Hyde Square volvió a cambiar cuando los inmigrantes cubanos, puertorriqueños y dominicanos convirtieron el vecindario en el primero predominantemente hispano de Boston.

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Walking Tour of Sumner Hill
Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

This National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists.

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Walking Tour of Monument Square
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour of Monument Square

Join the JPHS to tour this part of the neighborhood  that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital.

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Walking Tour of Sumner Hill
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

This National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists.

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Walking Tour of Monument Square
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Walking Tour of Monument Square

Join the JPHS to tour this part of the neighborhood  that includes a National Historic District. View architecture that spans three centuries; the oldest community theater company in the United States; and an elegant 18th-century mansion that once served as the country’s first military hospital.

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William Dawes' Secret
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

William Dawes' Secret

William Dawes, Jr., is known today only as the other rider who carried news of the British army march to Lexington in April 1775. Like the more famous Paul Revere, Dawes was deeply involved in the Patriot movement for years before and after that date. J.L. Bell will reveal more about this lesser-know hero in his talk.

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The Boston Suffragists
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

The Boston Suffragists

Women – and men – from Boston were very active in the movement to gain the vote for women.  Lucy Stone, Julia Ward Howe, Clara Barton and others gave speeches, wrote articles, and marched in parades during the almost seventy year struggle. Image is of Susan Walker Fitzgerald, JP resident.

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History of the Warren House
Jan
5
2:00 PM14:00

History of the Warren House

  • Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about the significance of the Warren House at 130 Warren Ave, Roxbury. It is connected to the eminent Warren family but also was home to the Nichols family (later of Beacon Hill). Maddie Webster, PhD Candidate at BU just finished researching this amazing home as part of a research fellowship. Image courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leon Abdalian Collection (a JP resident!)

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