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Walking Tour of Woodbourne

Bethel AME Church 40 Walk Hill St., Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Come explore a fascinating area with the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. 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 […]

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Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond Bandstand Pond and Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Walk around the Jamaica Pond with the JP Historical Society. 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 […]

Free

Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, United States

William Bryant Logan, Certified Arborist, Founder and President of Urban Arborists, Inc., and Author Thursday, June 27, 6:30–7:45pm Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building When his company was asked to pollard trees in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, William Bryant Logan was stymied. This prompted him to research and learn this […]

$5

Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Join us at the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum for a talk by Judith Sumner, PhD,  botanist, and author of Plants Go to War - the first botanical history of World War II. As the first botanical history of World War II, Plants Go to War examines military history from the perspective of plant science. […]

Free

Postponed: Tastings & Tales – Remarkable Women of JP

Samuel Adams Brewery 30 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

This event has been postponed. Boston By Foot cancelled everything through March and the JP Historical Society is working on a new date.  Just in time for Women’s History Month, we’ve got stories of local women who’ve stood by their ideals, fought for change and overcame societal boundaries to achieve and exceed in outstanding ways. […]

$20

Postponed: The Remarkable Photos of Leon Abdalian

Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library: 30 South Street 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain

This event has been postponed. Boston Public Library has cancelled all events through April. This event will be rescheduled for the fall. The photographer Leon Hampartzoum Abdalian was born in 1884 in what was Cilician Armenia, then located in the Ottoman Empire (now modern Turkey). He migrated with his family to the United States in […]

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Postponed: The China Trade

Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

This event has been postponed. The Arnold Arboretum has cancelled all events through April. A new date for this event is being rescheduled for the fall. At a moment when our country seems especially divided, Prof. Dane Morrison of Salem State University will discuss how Americans forged a national identity after the War of Independence. After […]

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

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

Join the JP Historical Society to 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 […]

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Walking Tour of Monument Square

Loring Greenough House 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour a residential area 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. Learn about the monument that commemorates fallen Civil War […]

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Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

Loring Greenough House 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society on a tour of this lovely area of JP. Developed as a suburb by General William Hyslop Sumner in the mid-nineteenth century, this National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The tour includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company […]

Free

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