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June 2021

Walking Tour of Stony Brook

June 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

MBTA Stony Brook Station Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States + Google Map
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Explore a fascinating industrial area at the geographic heart of Boston that includes 19th-century tannery and brewery buildings, the homes of early German settlers, and today’s Boston Beer Company, the brewers of Samuel Adams. In the 1970s, a coalition of community groups joined together to block construction of the Southwest Expressway through Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods. Today, the Southwest Corridor Park that runs through the Stony Brook neighborhood stands as a testament to the power of community activism.…

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Film Screening: Borderland The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames

June 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Blanche Ames Ames (1878-1969) was an artist, activist, builder, inventor, a birth control maverick and a leader within the woman suffrage movement in Massachusetts. She also has an intriguing and rather unique connection to Jamaica Plain. Please join us for a screening of a film about the life of this trailblazing woman, followed by a Q&A session with historian Ed Hands, who is featured in the film. This event is sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public…

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

June 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Learn about 1840s Hyde Square when German and Irish immigrants transformed the neighborhood with their businesses, schools, and institutions. See how in the early 1960s, Hyde Square changed again when Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican immigrants transformed it into Boston’s first predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. This tour also takes us to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1890. You will also…

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Walking Tour of Green Street

June 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 7, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 640 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early in the 20th century the United States Post Office moved from its…

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Walking Tour of Woodbourne

June 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

Bethel AME Church, 38 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Come walk with us through this well-known corner of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. Please note: tours will be given based on the current COVID 19 directives from the City of Boston and the Commonwealth. Please…

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July 2021

Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

July 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Pond and Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Come walk around the Jamaica Pond with us. Once a district that only included the houses of Boston’s elite, the Pond later was put to industrial use as tons of ice were harvested there each winter. Learn about the movers and shakers such as Francis Parkman and James Michael Curley who made their homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. Please note: tours will be…

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Walking Tour of Woodbourne

July 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bethel AME Church, 38 Walk Hill Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Come walk with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society through this less well-known corner of JP. This neighborhood developed from 19th-century summer estates into a model suburban enclave. It contains examples representative of New England architecture with designs by local architects and builders. It also contains an unusual garden city model housing development by the Boston Dwelling House Company which was founded in 1912. Please note: this is a special SUNDAY morning offering of this tour. Details and full schedule: https://www.jphs.org/2021-walking-tours/…

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Tour de Stony Brook en español

July 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 11, 2021 at 11:00 am

Stony Brook T Stop, Boylston and Lamartine
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Entrar el Jamaica Plain Historical Society a explore un área industrial fascinante en el corazón de Boston. Veremos edificios que fueron cutidurías y cervecerías en el siglo XIX, las casas de los primeros colonos alemanes y la Boston Beer Company, la cervecería de Samuel Adams. Hablaremos de la década de 1970, en la que una coalición de grupos comunitarios se unió para bloquear la construcción de la autopista Southwest Expressway que iba a atravesar Jamaica Plain y otros vecindarios de…

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Tour de Hyde Square en español

July 31, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Entra el Jamaica Plain Historical Society a 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. Este recorrido también nos lleva a la casa de Maud Cuney Hare, destacada historiadora de música y…

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September 2021

Walking Tour of Green Street

September 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 640 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a walk along Green Street. Laid out in 1836, the street played a key role in Jamaica Plain’s development, functioning as a residential, commercial, and transportation conduit in the lives of the district’s residents. Although Green Street was subdivided as early as 1851 for stores, factories and houses, it was not extensively developed until the late 1870s with construction continuing until the early 1900s. The Bowditch School was completed in 1892, and early…

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