Plant Exploration Lecture: Then and Now (On-site and Virtual Livestream)

Jamaica Plain, MA

Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8pm On-site location: Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre Street, Boston, 02131 The Arnold Arboretum has been collecting plants from around the world for 150 years, but plant exploration today looks very different than it did in the 1800s. From changes in collecting practices to an evolving relationship between the Arboretum […]

The Sculptures of Daniel Chester French at Forest Hills Cemetery

Forest Hills Cemetery 95 Forest Hills Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA

Dana Pilson curatorial researcher and collections coordinator at Chesterwood, the historical home, studio, and gardens of sculptor Daniel Chester French in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, will present an illustrated talk focusing on French’s works in Jamaica Plain’s Forest Hills Cemetery. While most well-known for his statue of the Minute Man for Concord and the colossal seated Abraham […]

Looking Local: Researching History in Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain Branch Library 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

The Massachusetts Historical Society, the Jamaica Plain Historical Society and the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library are teaming up to help you learn more about ways to research the rich and vibrant history of JP.  Each organization will explain how to use the items in their collections to find out more about […]

The Life of Rev. Charles Fletcher Dole

First Church in Jamaica Plain 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

Please join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society for this presentation about Reverend Charles F. Dole by Paul T. Burlin who has recently completed a new book Charles F. Dole, Liberal Theology and Reform: A Life Well-Lived.   Charles Fletcher Dole was a long-time Jamaica Plain resident (he lived at 14 Roanoke Street on Sumner Hill) and […]

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