Starting with the City’s Signature Flag Day Celebration on Saturday, June 10, Discover Quincy is partnerting with many local organizations to showcase Quincy’s arts and culture, community, educations, historic and recreational assets. Each day will feature at least one free event, while some events may accept donations and others may have an admission fee.
Wander the island and experience awe-inspiring site-specific installations by artists-in-residence made exclusively from found objects and native plant life. Download the Boston Harbor Islands phone app to listen to exclusive artist interviews discussing the pieces on display.
Explore America’s birth as a global economic power in the 19th century through the prism of one family’s inspiring stories of adventure, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and civic leadership. Long considered the jewel of Milton, this majestic Greek revival mansion was built in 1833 and contains the treasures of four generations of the Forbes family including China trade heirlooms and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Historic Preservation work has recently been completed. The museum is open to the public for tours at 11am and 2pm on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Join Al Bina of the Quincy Quarry & Granite Workers Museum to learn about the efforts underway to restore the mill and to establish a museum to show the history of quarrying and stonecutting and show its relationship to the industrilization as it relates to Quincy. Built in 1894, the mill used giant lathes to turn granite into columns, spheres & works of art.
Join Restore Christian Church for their annual summer Block Parties. These events are entirely free and include yard games, inflatables, free food, and live music. Each party is open to the public from 6-8pm.
Take a theatrical journey through the last 10 years in the life of the Sixth President of the United States John Quincy Adams in a rousing one man dramatic performance based on the President’s own diaries. Following the one hour performance, the show’s creator/actor Jim Cooke will host a talk-back session and docents will provide complimentary tours of the Adams Crypt; final resting place of the Adams Presidents and First Ladies. This event is co-sponsored by Discover Quincy and the Quincy Historical Society,