Loading Events

← Back to Events

Loring Greenough House

12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
(617) 524-3158 http://loring-greenough.org/

January 2015

Art, Aristocrats and Architecture: An Evening with Curt DiCamillo

January 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$25

Join us for our popular yearly talk with renowned American architectural historian Curt DiCamillo! "Castle Howard, Chatsworth & Brideshead: The Story of Two of England’s Finest Houses." Learn about two fabulous British country houses - Castle Howard and Chatsworth - and the dazzling tales of their art, gardens and architecture and the aristocrats who called these places home. Then, enjoy a wine tasting from Blanchards with delightful sweet pairings. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to the preservation of…

Find out more »

Film Night @ the LGH: “The Endurance”

January 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Donation

Screening of the award-winning documentary, "The Endurance," a breathtaking adventure in Antarctica. Exactly 100 years ago, explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 28 sailed to Antarctica, where their ship, The Endurance, became encased in ice. The documentary “The Endurance” invites you on Shackleton’s miraculous yearlong journey to get help for his crew. “The Endurance” includes interviews of surviving descendants of Shackleton’s expedition, original black-and-white footage, new color footage of the original locations, and archived audio interviews with expedition members.…

Find out more »

March 2015

Women and Children First: The Remarkable Life of Dr. Susan Dimock

March 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

In an age when women were expected to remain in the “domestic sphere,” and when both higher education and professional careers were considered too “manly” for females to pursue, Susan Dimock proved a delightful exception to the rule. Born in the slave-holding South, she moved to Massachusetts in the wake of the Civil War, excelled at scientific study, and was taken in as a student by the staff of the New England Hospital for Women and Children. With the aid…

Find out more »

Film Screening: “Fargo”

March 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Donation

Watch the riveting, Academy Award-winning drama by the Coen Brothers with a crowd of other fans in the historic Loring-Greenough House. Beleaguered car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) hires two hoods to kidnap his wife. Things go disastrously downhill from there…. Fargo also stars Frances McDormand and Steve Buscemi. Refreshments available. Seats will go fast. RSVP to this event page on the Loring-Greenough House's Facebook page. This event is sponsored by Mount Washington Bank, 515 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain.

Find out more »

April 2015

See “Babette’s Feast” in Historic Setting

April 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
Donation

Movie Night @ the LGH "Babette's Feast." Foodies! A simple housemaid wins the lottery in a quiet, 19th-century Danish village. She creates one of the most celebrated feasts ever filmed. "Babette's Feast" won the 1987 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Danish, with subtitles. Don't miss this classic to be screened in the warm setting of the Loring-Greenough House. Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club. Sponsor: City Feed & Supply, Centre St., Jamaica Plain. RSVP required: films@loring-greenough.org

Find out more »

May 2015

Opa! A Greek Festival

May 31, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us on the beautiful lawn of the historic Loring-Greenough House on Sunday, May 31, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for Opa! a Greek Festival. Featuring Greek music with Revma, Greek dance with Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, Myths Alive! storytelling with Massmouth (for all ages), mythological crafts with BPL, Olympic games, the Trojan Horse, Dress-up Photo Booth, Greek food from the Putterham Grille, JP Licks ice-cream and more!

Find out more »

June 2015

Historic Walking Tour of Monument Square (JP)

June 27, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

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 soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit a…

Find out more »

July 2015

Thursdays On the Lawn Music: Gaetana Brown

July 30, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

 This week at Thursdays on the Lawn at the Loring-Greenough House, we are excited to feature the musician Gaetana Brown! Touring the houses of the Northeast this summer, she is a songwriter, poet, and front woman of the nationally touring band, Little War Twins. She has released her second solo record: Transformative Soul and is bringing it to homes in New England. This is a great chance to see an up close and personal show at one of the absolute…

Find out more »

August 2015

Aeronaut’s Jamaica Plain Block Party

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - August 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$10

The Aeronaut adventures continue at one of Boston's most beautiful hidden gems! Come meet us at the Loring-Greenough House in the center of Jamaica Plain for a community event like you've never seen.  Your ticket gets you access to the beautiful Loring-Greenough lawn, along with some of our favorite food trucks, plentiful lawn games, amazing bands, and a cash bar with your hosts, Aeronaut Brewing Company! All ticket sales will go to support the The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, the…

Find out more »

October 2015

History Happy Hour Part 3: Colonial Antics

October 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
25.00$

Join us for the third installment of our popular History Happy Hour series at the Loring-Greenough House! This program's theme is hard cider - 1700s style! Enjoy local cider from Downeast Cider House and light fare designed and furnished thanks to BJ Ray of The BJ Ray Team, while learning about the history of cider-making in New England from our favorite JP bartender, Susan Rice. You'll be able to take home your own cider-making kit, too.  Then, enjoy a specialty…

Find out more »

December 2015

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

December 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$15.00

Join us for an evening of holiday tradition and cheer, as members of Jamaica Plain's Footlight Club, America's oldest community theatre, present a dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol. The reading kicks off a busy holiday weekend at the Loring-Greenough House. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. Buy your tickets here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charles-dickens-a-christmas-carol-tickets-19599806549 *Please note: This is *not* the same event as the Footlight Club's "A Carol Christmas", which is taking place the same weekend. The…

Find out more »

Holiday Wreath Sale

December 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$45

Your door needs a beautifully hand-crafted holiday wreaths created by dedicated volunteers. Various styles and decorative elements are available. The cost is $45 and all the proceeds go to the preservation of the Loring-Greenough House.  (We all love going to 'Thursdays on the Lawn' all summer, time to put a little donation back towards the space!) Arrive early for best selection.

Find out more »

March 2016

Silent(ish) Reading Party

March 13, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$5

Ever wish you could relax with a book and a warm drink at the Loring-Greenough House? Here's your chance! Grab your book or newspaper and settle into a cozy chair or window seat in some of the loveliest, oldest rooms in JP. What better way to meet a neighbor than by asking, "So, what are you reading?" over a cup of tea? You'll find warm drinks and sweet treats, peace and (not too) quiet, on this special Sunday afternoon at…

Find out more »

The Women of Brook Farm

March 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Celebrate Women's History Month and learn more about the women who resided at the Brook Farm, the utopian Transcdentalist community that was located in West Roxbury in the 1840s. What did JP resident Margaret Fuller think of the Brook Farm experiment? Who was Mistress of the Revels, and what did she think of Margaret Fuller? Who were the hardest working members of the community? What was the "fancy" group? Seven of the remarkable women who visited and joined the Brook…

Find out more »

May 2016

History Happy Hour at the LGH

May 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$25.00

Join us for the latest installment of our History Happy Hour night at JP's Loring-Greenough House: Rum! Privateering & Piracy in the 18th Century. This event coincides with the LGH's 300th birthday celebrations for Commodore Joshua Loring, the original owner of the 1760 house and a privateer for the British Navy. Enjoy samples of delicious rum from our event sponsor, the fine folks at Ipswich's Privateer Rum; a custom classic cocktail made by our fabulous guest bartender, Susan Rice from…

Find out more »

June 2016

The JP Garden Party

June 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

Event Description Join your neighbors and friends at the JP Garden Party! Spend an afternoon on the gorgeous two-acre lawn at the Loring Greenough House in Jamaica Plain - Boston's greenest neighborhood! Try your hand at all your favorite lawn games, enjoy drinks from GrandTen Distilling, Lord Hobo Brewing, and Downeast Cider, and lunch from Mei Mei Street Kitchen. Accessorize in the finest goods from Boomerangs in our Old Timey Photo Studio, and compete for Best Dressed. Your ticket includes…

Find out more »

August 2016

Walking Tour of Monument Square

August 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

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 soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

August 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
Free

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to tour this National Historic District which includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and 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. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the location listed.

Find out more »

December 2016

Hand-crafted Holiday Wreath Sale

December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 4, 2016 at 10:00 am

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$45

We will be selling unique, hand-crafted holiday wreaths at the Loring-Greenough House.  Each of these exquisite wreaths is unique, made by a volunteer with beautiful natural materials. Each wreath is $45.  We will also have centerpieces for $20 and paperwhites for $12.50 (both make a great hostess gift!)  The proceeds from sales go directly to preserving the 1760 Loring-Greenough House.  Make your door a festive masterpiece and support JP's cultural heritage.

Find out more »

History Happy Hour: Wassailing!

December 3, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

Join us at the Loring-Greenough House for our latest edition of History Happy Hour: Wassail! Enjoy seasonal beverages and a boozy history lesson, music and a holiday movie. History Happy Hour is 21+.  Buy your tickets at the link below! This event follows our annual Holiday Open House (11-2 pm) and pop-up holiday art fair, so stop by the LGH, get a wreath and some cheer, and come back for the happy hour. All ticket proceeds directly support preservation and…

Find out more »

April 2017

Life & Death in Colonial Times

April 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

Come get to know the Loring Greenough House! Please join us on Sunday April 2nd for a special event at the Loring Greenough House as we examine what it was like to experience birth and death in colonial America and open the house to special tours. Enjoy a luncheon buffet followed by a lecture “Life and Death in Colonial Times” from Judy Chevarley and docent-led house tours. Program Schedule: Noon – luncheon buffet 1:00 to 1:45 – Talk by Judy…

Find out more »

Loring Greenough House Egg Hunt

April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
Free

Please join us for our annual egg hunt on the Lawn in honor of Easter and springtime! Stop by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts (9am – 1pm, at 24 Eliot Street) to decorate real eggs then head over to the LGH (noon – 2pm, at 12 South Street) where kids are let loose on the grounds to hunt for toy and candy-filled plastic eggs. BYOB (bring your own basket)! All are welcome! Bring a blanket and picnic lunch…

Find out more »

Tea: The First Wicked Weed – NEW DATE

April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$10

Before the Sons of Liberty hosted the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773, colonial women engaged in acts of resistance that were instrumental in mobilizing their fathers, husbands, brothers and sons to fight for independence from British rule. Author/historian Dory Codington talks about the largely unsung but key role that women played in fomenting the unrest that led to the Revolution in her presentation “Tea: The First Wicked Weed,” during Women’s History Month on March 14 at 7 p.m.…

Find out more »

May 2017

Walking Tour of Monument Square

May 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

One event on August 19, 2017 at 11:00 am

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
Free

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 soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

One event on August 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society to explore this National Historic District which includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. Sumner Hill includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as both abolitionists and women suffragists. All tours are free to the public and are offered on dates shown. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No…

Find out more »

June 2017

Crowdfunding Kickoff at LGH

June 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
Free

You can help us realize this new vision for one of the most popular rooms in the Loring Greenough House. We are embarking on mission to renovate the House kitchen. New custom cabinets, a fresh coat of paint and the re-installation of a beautiful soapstone sink are all in the plan. These updates will restore historic charm and make the space more functional for private rentals. Please join us for a Crowdfunding Campaign Kick-off Party June 2, 2017 at 6pm…

Find out more »

Party, Promenade, Pride and Prejudice

June 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$40

We request the honour of your presence for amiable conversation and spirited refreshments to benefit two of Jamaica Plain’s historical treasures. On Saturday, June 3, 2017, we hope you will join us for a special night of art and history. Enjoy refreshments, drinks and merriment at the Loring Greenough House before taking a leisurely stroll to Eliot Hall for a performance of Pride & Prejudice. This unique opportunity to socialize with friends and neighbors and then enjoy a show supports…

Find out more »

Harvard Film Archive Screening

June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
Free

Please join the Harvard Film Archive at Loring Greenough House for six short 16mm films from the collection of the Harvard Film Archive, appropriate for all ages. A classic silent film over a century old, four locally-made shorts from the 1960s and 70s and a SURPRISE classic cartoon. - CLASSIC SILENT FILM - MUDDLED IN MUD (aka A MUDDY ROMANCE) (Mack Sennett, 1913). B&W silent film, starring Mabel Normand, 12 minutes. - LOCAL FILMMAKERS - 33 YO YO TRICKS (P.…

Find out more »

July 2017

SEED: The Untold Story screening and fundraiser

July 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
$15

The Loring Greenough House invites you to learn about the importance of seeds and sustainable farming while also benefiting a great local non-profit. On Tuesday July 11th at 6:30pm please join us for a screening of SEED: The Untold Story. "As many irreplaceable seeds near extinction, SEED reveals the harrowing and heartening story of passionate seed keepers as they wage a David and Goliath battle against chemical seed companies, defending a 12,000 year food legacy." A portion of the ticket…

Find out more »

October 2017

History Happy Hour

October 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$30

Join us for a special Halloween-themed History Happy Hour! Admission includes: -Specialty, themed drinks chosen by Susan Rice from Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge - A screening of The House on Haunted Hill (the 1959 original!) - Delicious themed food, provided by JP's BJ Ray You might even be in for a special night-time tour of the Loring-Greenough House... Tickets are $30 and available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-happy-hour-creepy-and-campy-tickets-37663051200 This event does sell out, so grab your tickets now!

Find out more »

Kitchen Cocktail Party!

October 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club – stewards of the Loring Greenough House – are raising funds for a very important project, the restoration of the Heart of the House, our historic kitchen. Our proposal for the restoration recently received approval from the Boston Landmarks Commission! You are invited to celebrate this important milestone by joining us for a special kitchen cocktail party! Come by on Friday October 20th between 5:30pm and 7:30pm for snacks and drinks and a tour of…

Find out more »

November 2017

Sunday Afternoon Concert – Ensemble 44

November 5, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$15

Artist: Ensemble 44 Program Name: "Susanna and the Elders" The 17th season of the Sunday Concert Series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House Hosted twice monthly, October to May. Join us for a special Early Music concert featuring a program centered around the Biblical character of Susanna and her troubles with two old men. The concert will also include pieces by two women composers -- Elizabeth Jacquet de La Guerre and…

Find out more »

A Revolution of Her Own – Deborah Sampson

November 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Experience a living history performance as Judith Kalaora, founder and artistic director of History At Play, portrays Deborah Sampson, the first woman to enlist, to fight and to be honorably discharged from the American Military. The performance takes place at the Loring-Greenough House on November 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Sampson disguised herself as a man, binding her chest and tying her hair back to enlist in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army under the alias Robert Shurtleff.…

Find out more »

Sunday Afternoon Concert – 440

November 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$15

Artist: 440 Program: Gypsy Jazz Ensemble The 17th season of the Sunday Concert Series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House Hosted twice monthly, October to May. 440 expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with dancable swing standards from the era of Cole Porter, George Gershwin & Benny Goodman as well as originals by the band. Their toe-tapping, snappy, hot jazz, swinging style is a delight to…

Find out more »

January 2018

Screening: The Book of Negroes

January 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

The Loring Greenough House presents, in honor of Black History Month, the untold stories of Black Loyalists in the American Revolution. Please join us for a two-day screening of The Book of Negroes, a six-part miniseries starring Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Louis Gossett, Jr. This event takes place on two consecutive day: Saturday February 17th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm and Sunday February 18th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Three 1-hour episodes shown each day with discussion to follow. FREE…

Find out more »

February 2018

Screening: The Book of Negroes

February 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - February 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

The Loring Greenough House presents, in honor of Black History Month, the untold stories of Black Loyalists in the American Revolution. Please join us for a two-day screening of The Book of Negroes, a six-part miniseries starring Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Louis Gossett, Jr. This event takes place on two consecutive day: Saturday February 17th, 1:30pm – 4:30pm and Sunday February 18th, 1:30pm – 4:30pm Three 1-hour episodes shown each day with discussion to follow. FREE ADMISSION AND…

Find out more »

Step Inside and Snuggle Up – Vacation Week Reading Event

February 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until February 22, 2018

Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

Come and spend a cozy afternoon at the Loring Greenough House exploring the world of The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and the Jungle Book! Step Inside and Snuggle Up is a special series just for kids (and their grow-ups!) during school vacation week. LISTEN to a reading of the book-of-the-day! Kids can make themselves at home in the front hall for a read-aloud by one of our volunteers. (Grown-ups can listen too or relax in the parlor with their…

Find out more »

May 2018

Derby Day & Drinks

May 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$60 – $75

Join us for a stylish soirée and delicious cocktails, as we watch the Kentucky Derby live. Enjoy our custom cocktail - the JP Julep, with bourbon supplied by Roxbury's own Bully Boy Distillers - and complimentary refreshments, as we stream the Kentucky Derby live on our large projector screen. We will also feature a parade of hats and a hat contest, a silent auction, a photo booth, lawn games, and our own version of betting on the races in our…

Find out more »

June 2018

JP Honk Band at the Loring Greenough House

June 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for live music prior to a screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, on the lawn of Loring Greenough House! The music starts at 5:30. The movie will start at 6:30pm, and is free and open to the public. Concessions and snacks are for sale by JP Centre/South Main Streets and from vendors at Loring Greenough's Thursdays on the Lawn. Bring blankets or chairs to sit on.

Find out more »

Screen on the Green

June 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for an outdoor movie screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, on the lawn of Loring Greenough House! The movie will start at 6:30pm, and is free and open to the public. Concessions and snacks are for sale by JP Centre/South Main Streets and from vendors at Loring Greenough's Thursdays on the Lawn. Bring blankets or chairs to sit on. Check our website for weather updates: jpcentresouth.com. June's Screen on the Green is brought to you by The…

Find out more »

July 2018

Harry Potter Trivia Night

July 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$18

Do you solemnly swear you are up to no good? If so, then your magical presence is requested to celebrate everyone’s favorite wizard on his birthday! Come join us at the Loring-Greenough House on July 31st at 7:30pm for some Harry Potter Trivia, a costume contest, and wickedly yummy treats that rival the Hogwarts Express Snack Trolley. Two lucky winners from trivia and the costume contest will receive some HP Swag to add to your undoubtedly large collections. Accio your Hogwarts uniforms…

Find out more »

August 2018

Boston Women’s Market / Jamaica Plain Edition

August 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Boston Women's Market / Jamaica Plain Edition August 26, 10 am - 3 pm   Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street Jamaica Pla in, MA Boston Women's Market is returning to the beautiful Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain! Join us and 60+ New England Women markets and artists in the Loring-Greenough gardens on August 26 from 10 am - 3 pm. Shop womxn makers and artists for handmade Jewelry, Body Care, Candles, Artworks, Ceramics, Vintage clothing, Home and Garden, and more! Marketplace…

Find out more »

December 2018

Loring Greenough House Holiday Open House

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join us as we open the Loring Greenough House for a weekend of fun and festivities! On Saturday, join us in our newly restored kitchen for cookie decorating and mulled apple cider. Carols by Random Chants and holiday decorations will fill the house. From 1 to 2pm, stop by with your furry friend for pet portrait photos with Mrs. “Claws”! Both Saturday and Sunday, you can browse our Holiday Art Sale featuring local artists and handmade wares–perfect for holiday shopping! Walk through the halls of our Revolutionary War house in…

Find out more »

Boston’s Pre-Revolutionary Newspaper Wars (and What They May Tell Us About Today’s News Media)

December 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$10

A presentation by J. L. Bell, author & historian December 4, 2018, 7-9 p.m. at The Loring Greenough House A "Tuesday in the Parlor" series lecture. In the period leading up to the Revolution, colonial journalists produced a lively array of print publications aimed at keeping the populace informed about—or inflamed by—the political news of the day. On the left were The Boston Gazette and The Massachusetts Spy while The Boston News-Letter, The Boston Chronicle, and Boston Weekly Post-Boy espoused viewpoints from the right. The Boston Evening-Post tried to maintain a centrist voice. The newspaper business…

Find out more »

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Holidays with Haydn!

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$15

Enjoy 18th century parlor music in our 18th century parlor! In celebration of the holiday season, the Loring Greenough House is hosting a special chamber music concert featuring students from the world-renown Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Alumni from Walnut Hill are currently members of major symphony orchestras around the globe. The works of Haydn will be featured (with a little Mozart, too!) A festive reception with light refreshments will follow. Don't miss this chance to see and hear the…

Find out more »

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

December 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - December 23, 2018 @ 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$25

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song by Diane Edgecomb with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian…

Find out more »

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

December 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$25

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song by Diane Edgecomb with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian…

Find out more »

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

December 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$20

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song by Diane Edgecomb with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales: evergreen myths, legends of light and entertaining stories that reveal the deep meaning behind our winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, features the Scandinavian…

Find out more »

February 2019

The English Garden: Perfection on Earth – An Evening with Curt DiCamillo

February 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$30

In this lavishly illustrated talk, noted historian Curt DiCamillo will discuss the development of the English landscape tradition and demonstrate why the English garden has often been called Britain’s single most important contribution to world culture. Though the earliest English gardens were planted by Roman conquerors in the 1st century AD, the English garden as we know it today is a designed landscape style that was first developed in early 18th century England as part of the setting surrounding a…

Find out more »

Step Inside and Snuggle Up – School Vacation Week Reading Event

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

STEP INSIDE AND SNUGGLE UP! Come and get cozy at the Loring Greenough House while stepping into the world of some classic children’s books! Step Inside and Snuggle Up is a special series for kids of all ages (and their grown-ups) during school vacation week. Join us for an afternoon of picture book read-aloud of the book-of-the-day, make-and-take crafts, a free book exchange (for kids and adults), and delicious refreshments! Book – of – the – Day Schedule: Tuesday February…

Find out more »

April 2019

A Deep Dive into the Orange Line – Lecture and Q&A

April 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$18

Tuesday in the Parlor - A Deep Dive into the Orange Line with Jeremy Fox and Andrew Elder Tuesday April 9th, 7:30 - 9:30pm Back at the Loring Greenough House by popular demand, Jeremy Fox and Andrew Elder, authors of Boston's Orange Line, will be back in the neighborhood where the elevated Orange Line had such an impact. Join us for a lecture and Q&A about all things MBTA Orange Line. Jeremy C. Fox is a writer, editor, and online…

Find out more »

The High Style of Low Art Tiles – Lecture

April 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$18

The High Style of Low Art Tiles A Loring Greenough House Tuesday in the Parlor presentation by Richard Pennington April 30, 2019, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The Low Art Tile Company was created in 1878 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, by artist John Gardner Low and his father. Low had studied painting in Paris from 1858 to 1861. He took an interest in the making of pottery and apprenticed with the Chelsea Keramic Art Works. Low’s success was swift, and today the tiles he designed…

Find out more »

June 2019

Party, Promenade & Play: A Wilde Affair

June 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$40

Two of Jamaica Plain's iconic historical sites join forces to bring you Party, Promenade & Play: A Wilde Affair!  To celebrate the Footlight Club's opening night of Oscar Wilde's riotous farce, The Importance of Being Earnest, the Loring Greenough House is hosting an elegant Victorian-inspired garden party on its south lawn. Enjoy prosecco and cucumber sandwiches while you play croquet, then stroll over to the theater to watch your talented neighbors onstage. Costumes are highly encouraged! Purchase your tickets in…

Find out more »

September 2019

North Sea Gas – Scottish Folk at the LGH

September 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Join us in the historic Loring Greenough House parlor for an evening of folk music from Scotland! Over thirty-eight years and stronger than ever!! "North Sea Gas" is one of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows…

Find out more »

October 2019

Boston Women’s Market Jamaica Plain

October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Boston's best makers will be at Boston Women’s Market Jamaica Plain on October 6. Come celebrate the fall harvest, support your community of womxn-entrepreneurs, and shop nearly 60 vendors! Family-friendly outdoor event. Pups (of the human and dog variety) are welcome! MARKET SCHEDULE 11 AM: Market Opens & Gift Card Raffle Begins 11 AM - 4 PM: DIY Mulled Cider Spice Kit Making 12 PM - 3 PM: Live music by The Music of Hawthorne 4 PM PM: Market Closes EXPLORE THE…

Find out more »

Climate Change and the Future of History

October 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Not only does climate change threaten our (immediate) future, but it also puts our past at grave risk. Changing weather patterns and rising sea level present unprecedented challenges to safeguarding our historical resources, especially the Native American and historical archaeological sites and landscapes of the Boston Harbor Islands. Join us at Loring Greenough House in Jamaica Plain for a talk by Boston City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley about how climate change imperils what we can learn about the past. The possible…

Find out more »

December 2019

Celebrazione Musicale d’Italiano!

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$15

Enjoy 18th century parlor music in our 18th century parlor! In celebration of the holiday season, the Loring Greenough House is hosting a special chamber music concert featuring students from the world-renown Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Alumni from Walnut Hill are currently members of major symphony orchestras around the globe. The works of Italian composers will be featured (or those evoking the Italian "gioia della vita!") A festive reception with light refreshments will follow. Don't miss this chance to see and hear the classical music stars of…

Find out more »

The Winter Solstice in Story and Song

December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$30

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales and tunes revealing the deep meaning behind winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” evergreen myths and legends of light all complemented by folkloric music and songs from many lands. Enjoy the communal fun of Wassail traditions!…

Find out more »

Winter Solstice in Story and Song

December 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$30

Celebrate the longest nights with Solstice stories and songs evoking the warmth of the season. Oracle award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb, accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain and multi-instrumentalist Tom Megan, weaves together a tapestry of ancient tales and tunes revealing the deep meaning behind winter holiday traditions. This theatrical storytelling features the Scandinavian “Legend of the Mistletoe,” evergreen myths and legends of light all complemented by folkloric music and songs from many lands. Enjoy the communal fun of Wassail traditions!…

Find out more »

January 2020

Sunday Afternoon Concert – Rob Flax

January 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Please join us for the return of the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House January 26, 2020 Rob Flax Rob Flax plays many instruments and can make music out of anything. On his #OneManBandTour he travels with a violin and electronics, looping with precision and humor. Multi-instrumentalist Rob Flax describes his music in a concise way: “I play things with strings, I hit stuff, and I sing.” Behind this simple tag line lies a rich depth of…

Find out more »

February 2020

Sunday Afternoon Concert – Albino Mbie

February 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Please join us in our historic parlor for the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House February 2, 2020 Albino Mbie Albino Mbie makes music that aims to combine disparate entities into an organic whole while retaining their unique, undiluted flavors -- the music of his native Mozambique, coupled with his experiences living in the US and traveling to many other places in the world, overlap pleasingly to treat the audience ear with an original sound of Afro-pop…

Find out more »

Jewels of Scandal & Desire: British Jewelry Collections and Country Houses

February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$30

Jewels of Scandal & Desire: British Jewelry Collections and Country Houses Shimmering, captivating, and corrupting. Great jewels have dazzled people for millennia, their beauty and value producing respect, deception, love, and betrayal. Whether an enormous diamond, a jewel-encrusted heraldic pin, or an Order of the Garter Star, the language of jewels subtly, and sometimes ostentatiously, conveys a statement of power, position, and wealth. In this fascinating talk, Curt will explore how the 18th and 19th century British ruling classes, modeling…

Find out more »

POP TALK Deconstructing Black Panther: Race and Identity Beyond the Marvel Cinematic Universe

February 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Still reverberating after its highly anticipated 2018 release and historic rise to blockbuster movie status, “Black Panther” provides a range of discussion themes. From the enlightening to the entertaining and the informative to the inspirational, this presentation/discussion will engage participants in critically thinking about the cultural impact of “Black Panther.” The phenomenon of racism, colonialism, racial uplift ideology, economic empowerment, and political activism and resistance – themes that have long been relevant to the black experience in America as well…

Find out more »

Sunday Afternoon Concert – Hawthorn

February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Please join us in our historic parlor for the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House February 23, 2020 Hawthorn Hawthorn, created by Heather Scott and Taylor Holland, “digs into its folk roots while also reminding us that tradition is about tending to the flame, not the ashes” (NPR). The Boston-based group is quickly gaining national recognition for its powerful vocals surrounded in old-time banjo, warm guitar, and dreamy electric lines: “When they harmonize, the edges of their voices bleed…

Find out more »

POP TALK: How the Bulletproof Boy Scouts Conquered the West

February 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

How the Bulletproof Boy Scouts Conquered the West: a Social Ethnographic Analysis of BTS and Korean Popular Music In 2017, they dethroned Justin Bieber as the Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards In 2018, they addressed the United Nations on behalf of the youth of the world, and in 2019, they became the first band in history since the Beatles to have three number one albums in one year. What is it about Korean Pop boy band, BTS,…

Find out more »

March 2020

Sunday Afternoon Concert – Tom Smith

March 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Please join us in our historic parlor for the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House March 1, 2020 Tom Smith Tom Smith is a fifty year folk veteran, performing old songs and originals to audiences of all ages, large and small. In the words of WUMB host Dave Palmater, “Contrary to what a lot of people think, folk music is still a living tradition. It’s a living tradition that feeds on new songs that speak of people’s wants,…

Find out more »

Sunday Afternoon Concert – Fabiola Mendez

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Please join us in our historic parlor for the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House March 8, 2020 Fabiola Mendez She was a student at the Humacao Musical Institute, the Antonio Paoli School of Music in Caguas, and the Conservatorio de Artes del Caribe. In 2018, she got her Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music, becoming the first student to graduate with the Puerto Rican cuatro as principal instrument. Fabiola has participated in several cuatro competitions…

Find out more »

Sunday Afternoon Concert – Strings Theory Trio

March 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Please join us in our historic parlor for the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House March 15, 2020 Strings Theory Trio Combining idiomatic flexibility, a deep wellspring of creativity, and world-class virtuosity, violinist Mimi Rabson is one of the Boston area’s most valuable musical resources — and her new recording with her Strings Theory Trio is a uniquely compelling synthesis of classical chamber music and directed improvisation, bringing together some of Rabson's most important influences and inspirations. With Rabson…

Find out more »

Sunday Afternoon Concert – Due Celli

March 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
$20

Please join us in our historic parlor for the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House March 22, 2020 Due Celli Due Celli has been exploring and promoting the cello duo repertoire through performance and education. In the spring of 2011, John Bumstead and Javier Caballero found themselves performing together in the 'band' for the musical The Last Five Years. Written for just six instruments, the score called for a third of them to be cellos. Bumstead and Caballero so…

Find out more »

September 2020

Walking Tour of Monument Square

September 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

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 soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for continuous free kindergarten education. We will visit a house dating to 1716 that once…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

September 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map

This National Historic District includes one of the finest collections of Victorian houses in the area. The district includes the ancestral home of the Dole Pineapple Company founder and the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. All tours are free to the public and are offered on dates shown. Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and are canceled in case of heavy rain. No reservations are required, just meet the guide at the starting…

Find out more »

May 2021

Wake Up Your Garden at the Loring Greenough House

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
+ Google Map
Free

An informative, outdoor, in-person (with safety regulations) event on the Loring Greenough lawn to celebrate the arrival of spring! Join us from 10:00 – 1:00 pm for a plant sale, pick up some compost, and a garden book grab (if you have any you would like to donate, we’d be happy to add them to the grab table). There will also be gardening experts to answer all your garden questions, and the opportunity to win a gorgeous handmade hypertufa pot…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Monument Square

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

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

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 soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for free, public kindergarten education. We will visit…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

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

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 founder as well as the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Please note: tours will be given based on the…

Find out more »

July 2021

Walking Tour of Monument Square

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

One event on July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

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

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 soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for free, public kindergarten education. We will visit…

Find out more »

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

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

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 founder as well as the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Please note: tours will be given based on the…

Find out more »

August 2021

Walking Tour of Monument Square

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

One event on July 10, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on August 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

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

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 soldiers from West Roxbury and about Pauline Agassiz Shaw who established the class that became the model for free, public kindergarten education. We will visit…

Find out more »

September 2021

Walking Tour of Sumner Hill

September 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 17, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

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

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 founder as well as the homes of progressives who were active as abolitionists and women suffragists. Please note: tours will be given based on the…

Find out more »
+ Export Events

The Jamaica Plain News calendar is open to all local organizations and businesses.

We examine all submissions after they go live. Please be sure to include your email address so we can reach you in case there's a problem!