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Jamaica Plain Historical Society

June 2019

Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on August 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Pond and Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

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 homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. Tour lasts 90…

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July 2019

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 6, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Join the JP Historical Society to visit Sumner Hill. 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 founder as well as the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain.…

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Walking Tour of Stony Brook

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 31, 2019 at 11:00 am

Stony Brook T Stop, Boylston and Lamartine
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Join the JP Historical Society to 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…

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Walking Tour of Hyde Square

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society for this SPANISH LANGUAGE TOUR 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 to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students…

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August 2019

Walking Tour of Woodbourne

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

Bethel AME Church, 40 Walk Hill St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

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 was founded in 1912. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet…

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Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Pond and Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. Tour lasts 90…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 6, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join the JP Historical Society to visit Sumner Hill. 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 founder as well as the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain.…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Stony Brook

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 13, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 31, 2019 at 11:00 am

Stony Brook T Stop, Boylston and Lamartine
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join the JP Historical Society to 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…

Find out more »

September 2019

Walking Tour of Hyde Square

September 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

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

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society for this SPANISH LANGUAGE TOUR 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 to the home of Maud Cuney Hare, a prominent music historian and one of only two black women students…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Woodbourne

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

Bethel AME Church, 40 Walk Hill St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 was founded in 1912. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on September 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

Jamaica Pond Bandstand, Pond and Jamaicaway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

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 homes on the Pond’s shores. Discover how the Pond was transformed from private estates and warehouses into the parkland we know today. Tour lasts 90…

Find out more »
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