FHET welcomes author and historian Dee Morris for a Sunday afternoon historic walking tour to celebrate summer in the city. A Victorian Summer: Good Friends, Tasty Food and a Cold Beer
The tree-shaded landscape of Forest Hills Cemetery is the eternal home of Victorians who enhanced the social life of Boston. Jacob Wirth (1840-1892) and his family established a legendary eating and drinking emporium that is a landmark today. The fresh shellfish at the oyster saloon of Richard “Rich” Higgins (1830-1904) and the lager beer of Henry Pfaff (1826-1893) drew a loyal following. Events at Roxbury estates featured fresh flowers or fruit from Marshall P. Wilder (1789-1886).