Nazis Tried to Protest a Drag Queen Story Hour at the Loring Greenough House

A group of masked neo-Nazis tried to protest a drag queen story hour for children at the Loring Greenough House, but they were late and missed the actual event on Saturday. The event featured Patty Bouree reading to children, and was initially scheduled for two weeks ago, but was postponed after a tip was provided there'd be a protest. Event organizers rescheduled for Saturday, and only advertised to current ticket holders, and arranged for a police presence. But the Nazis still showed up, seemingly only males, worried about a story hour, and screamed about pedophiles, and as pointed out -- there own group has had members charged with pedophilia. At least one neo-Nazi was arrested, as were counter protestors, reported


Gardens of Jamaica Plain Walking Tour on July 9

On Saturday there will be a self-guided Gardens of Jamaica Plain Walking Tour. The tour starts at the beautiful gardens of the Loring Greenough House at 11 am. At the Loring Greenough House you can check out the flowerbeds and then grab a map to continue on your way around the neighborhood. The tour is on July 9, from 11 am to 1 pm and costs $10. This event is part of the Gardening Together series sponsored by Cervone Deegan + Associates.


‘Recovering Black History in Historic Houses’ Event with Loring Greenough House on June 10

Who gets to create and define our national histories? What role do house museums and historic sites play in our public conversations about race? The Shirley-Eustis House Association and the Loring Greenough House will host a discussion via Zoom with author Corinne Fowler on the ways Britain’s National Trust is reinterpreting its historic estates in light of the newly revealed colonialist profits of their builders. The event will be held on Friday, June 10, from 5-7 p.m.

Fowler is director of Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted and professor of English at Leicester University. She was editor of a report prepared by Britain’s National Trust in 2020 that researched people who were enslaved at the National Trust’s historic houses.


Video: Guy Ice Skating on Loring-Greenough House Lawn

Kelly Rink is the only official public ice skating rink in Jamaica Plain. But hold on, because someone was spotted ice skating -- and speedily -- on the Loring-Greenough House lawn. On Feb. 6 Mark Smith spotted the skater. "It reminded my of my own childhood when the town would flood the city park using a fire engine to create an instant ice rink.