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Boston Time Capsule on exhibit at MFA

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Apr 04, 2015

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the contents of the Massachusetts State House time capsule before it is reburied.

"The time capsule was found to contain coins, newspapers, a medal depicting George Washington, and a silver plaque believed to be engraved by Paul Revere. In this exhibition, the contents are displayed in front of the monumental Thomas Sully painting, The Passage of the Delaware (1819). The installation will explore the significance of the objects found in the capsule and the role of the prominent figures involved in both the original burial in 1795, and reburial in 1855. Surrounded by related works of art on view throughout the Wing, visitors can also see portraits of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley, coins identical to those in the time capsule, and other historical objects in nearby galleries."

This amazing exhibit will only be on display until April 22nd.
Click here to learn more about this exhibit
 

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Walk the Irish Heritage Trail

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Mar 16, 2015

 

In light of St. Patrick's Day, explore more than 300 years of Irish-American history by walking the Irish Heritage Trail. The tour is 3 miles long, with 20 stops, highlighting many important historical events in the lives of those of Irish descent in the city and its surrounding area.

"As a cultural tourism group, we want visitors, residents and educators to learn about the state's largest ethnic community as a way of appreciating American culture, heritage and history.

And secondly, we created this Trail as a way of advocating for the care and restoration of these precious historical landmarks, many of which need to be refurbished. We place a value on these landmarks with hopes that they'll be preserved and maintained for future generations."

Educational and fun, this tour is a great way to wrap up St. Patty's Day celebrations.

 

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Huzzah! Tavern Nights

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Experience a night of colonial festivities and get the opportunity to drink with the founding fathers!  The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum transforms into a real-life eighteenth century tavern for a few select nights until April 1st. Enjoy live period music and rustic food and beverage all while rubbing elbows with Bostons most notable historical figures - think Paul Revere, Sam Adams, and John Hancock.

As if a party with colonial figures wasn't enticing enough, Harpoon Brewery has also teamed up with the Boston Tea Party Museum to create a delicious, limited edition "Boston Tea Party Ale".  Fun fact: this beer is made with Souchong tea, which is one of the five teas thrown into the waters during the Boston Tea Party.

 

There's only a few Tavern Nights events left (Thursday, March 19th 7:00pm & Thursday, April 2nd 7:00pm.) So don't miss the chance to party like it's 1773! 

 

For ticket info, call (800) 599-8327

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#495 Civil War Photos

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Sep 07, 2011

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Photo by Brady: the Civil War through the Lens of Mathew Brady

Get out of the rain today and go check out the Civil War Exhibt at the Boston Public Library.

Photography was still in its infancy and Mathew Brady was a young photographer when the Civil War broke out. The first battle of the war, the Battle of Bull Run, galvanized Brady to document the war through his camera lens. After receiving permission from President Abraham Lincoln, Brady hired 35 teams of photographers to follow the Union troops and document the battles and the bloody aftermaths. Brady and his colleagues took thousands of photographs chronicling these ferocious conflicts with sorrowful scenes of corpse-strewn battlefields. Much of what we know about the Civil War comes from the pictorial archive that resulted from these photographs, all stamped “Photo by Brady.” The exhibition draws from the collection of about 375 Civil War photographs taken by Mathew Brady, his colleague Alexander Gardner, and others from the Brady studio. These are part of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment Collection that is the core of a large and important collection on the Civil War housed in the Boston Public Library’s Rare Books Department.

The exhibition area is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and closed Saturday and Sunday.

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#432 Chowder Fest

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Jul 03, 2011

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CHOWDER!!!! Unlimited samples of chowder. Vote on a winner or something, but let me repeat...

Unlimited samples of chowder.

Participating restaurants announced soon. Part of Harborfest - $12 Adults, $8 Kids

See ya there! Get more information right here.
Where: Boston City Hall | 1 City Hall Plz
When: Sunday, July 3 at 10am
Price: $8-$12

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#429 MFA Summer Fridays Kicks Off!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Jun 30, 2011

mfa PARTYEvery Friday in July and August, join us in the Calderwood Courtyard (rain location Koch Gallery 250) for live music and a cash bar featuring signature cocktails for visitors 21 and older.

MFA Summer Fridays Musical Lineup:

July 1 - Grooversity Brazilian Trio
July 8 - Four Piece Suit
July 15 - Conscious Reggae Band
July 22 - DJ Deja
July 29 - Seth Connelly and Friends
August 5 - Los Three Latin Trio
August 12 - Grupo Fantasia
August 19 - Steel Rhythm
August 26 - DJ Deja

Free with admission to the museum.

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#427 Harbor Fest Begins

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Jun 29, 2011

harborfestThe opening ceremony kicks off Boston Harborfest 2011, "a six-day long Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the cradle of the American Revolution: the historic City of Boston.

The award-winning festival strives to honor and remember the past, celebrate the present, and educate the future with reenactments, concerts, historical tours and much, much more. Over 200 Daily Events during the Festival are concentrated in Boston's historic downtown and waterfront districts, with sponsored Main Events on Boston's City Hall Plaza.

Over the years, Harborfest has grown from a local event to a national celebration. In 1982 there were 35 activities over the course of three days. Now in its 30th year, Harborfest is considered to be the largest patriotic celebration in the nation with visitors enjoying more than 200 activities during the Festival."

Where: All events take place on City Hall Plaza, with exception for opening ceremonies, which take place at Faneuil Hall
When: June 29 to July 3rd
Price: Mainly Free - I'm sure a few things will cost an arm and a leg.
Some activities have a fee, but most of the events (main and daily) are free!

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#426 Duck Tours

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Jun 28, 2011

ducktoursI don't know why we haven't posted this yet, but yeah...duck tours! I know it seems like a really touristy thing to do, but they are actually quite a lot of fun. And the drivers have a great sense of humor. If you want to learn some quick fun facts about Boston, I highly recommend the Boston Duck Tours!!

Where:The Museum of Science
Physical Address - 1 Science Park & The Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay
Physical Address - 53 Huntington Ave

When: Tours begin at 9:00am throughout the week.
Price: Between $10 and $32, depending on your age.

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#424 Chinatown Festival

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, Jun 26, 2011

chinatownbostonThe Chinatown Main Street festival will be held from 10am to 5pm Today at Chinatown Park (65 Beech Street)

The day will celebrate China and its rich culture with Chinese opera, children's Chinese folk dance, martial arts performances and the historical lion dance. There will also be vendor booths. Chinese dough art and Chinese foods. YES PLEASE!

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#421 Neighborhood Concert (Copley Square)

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Jun 23, 2011

bigbandEnjoy an evening with ParkART's citywide neighborhood concerts, that will kick off tonight. (This will be the 15th season, and starts at 6pm tonight).

The U.S. Navy Band - Rhode Island Sound will be grooving out some big band sounds in this free concert tonight.

For more information please call 617.635.4505
Where: Copley Square
When: Tonight starting at 6pm.

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