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

History of the Warren House

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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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Walking Tour of Sumner Hill
Aug
25
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
18
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
Jul
7
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
30
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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Re-installation of the Eden of America Plaque
Jun
27
3:30 PM15:30

Re-installation of the Eden of America Plaque

When the old Post Office was knocked down, a Myrtle Street neighbor saved the historic plaque that used to be on the building. After 10 years, the plaque - proclaiming Jamaica Plan as the Eden of America - is going to be re-installed by the Bulfinch Company. Please come along to a short ceremony to mark the occasion. Chris Osgood, Boston's Chief of Streets (and JP resident) will be on hand too.

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Walking Tour of Sumner Hill
May
19
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
12
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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Lewis-Dawson Farmhouse talk
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Lewis-Dawson Farmhouse talk

Learn about the history of the 1822 Lewis-Dawson Farmhouse at 1090 Centre Street, now part of the Arnold Arboretum. The illustrated talk will explore the house itself and its two most notable occupants, Jackson Thornton Dawson and Ernest Jessie Palmer, and their families

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