Book Talk: Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart

Jamaica Plain, MA

In her New York Times bestseller Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, Amy Stewart takes on Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A […]

The Overstory: A Participatory Read Aloud

Jamaica Plain, MA

Join a participatory, in-person read-aloud of excerpts from Richard Powers’ tree-inspired novel The Overstory hosted by the Arnold Arboretum. The read-aloud will take place on Saturday, January 28, between 1pm and 4pm, within the exhibition […]

Learn About The History of St John’s Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain

St John's Episcopal Church 1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA

Katharine Cipolla, Parish Historian, will present a survey of the historic building from her recent book A History of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, The First Century. St. […]

Julian Loida and Lucy Little to Perform

Hope Central Church 85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA

Vibraphonist Julian Loida and violinist Lucy Little will appear in a duo concert at Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Avenue in Jamaica Plain on Saturday evening, February 11 at 8pm.  Listeners can expect an […]

Archaeology at the Loring Greenough House

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

Joe Bagley, the Archaeologist for the City of Boston will present the initial findings from the dig conducted at the Loring Greenough House in the fall of 2022. The goal […]

Play Reading: ‘Sophia Hayden Deserves Better’

Jamaica Plain, MA

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on Zoom for a reading of the play Sophia Hayden Deserves Better by Stephanie Alison Walker. In 1891 a brilliant 23-year-old woman from Jamaica […]

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 […]

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 […]

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