Join Curator Laura Johnson for a glittering tour through Historic New England’s jewelry collection. Spanning nearly 400 years, this illustrated talk and hands-on workshop highlights major styles and materials from costume jewelry to horsehair, Victorian to mid-century Modern, with images of jewelry along with portraits, photographs, and textiles. See and handle pieces of historic jewelry. Stay for a sparkling Happy Hour with wine and cheese after the talk.
Advance tickets required. Call 617-994-6600 for more information or buy online.
Celebrate the newest special exhibition in the galleries at the Eustis Estate: Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard. Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings, and fun period advertisements, the exhibition reveals how the mid-century backyard became an integral part of American popular culture. See it before it opens to the public and enjoy a light reception. Retro backyard party attire (think summer garden parties and backyard barbecues) is highly encouraged.
Celebrating their 65th season, the Quincy Symphony Orchestra offers free admission and opens their family concert with an Instrument Petting Zoo from 1:30pm - 2:15pm. Concerrt begins at 2:30pm and will be 45 minutes long featuring musical selections for the whole family includingMOZART Marriage of Figaro, BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, 1st movement, and PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf.
Celebrating their 65th season, the Quincy Symphony Orchestra offers free admission to this performance of BRAHMS Symphony No. 2, and TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor featuring soloist Jacqueline Zhang, winner of the 2019 Eleanor B. Nelson Concerto Competition.
The hall opens to allow seating approximately 30 minutes prior to the scheduled performance time. Please note that the dates and times of all concerts, as well as the program details, are subject to change.
Get inspired by the special exhibition Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England and create your own fashion masterpiece. Get an exclusive after-hours look at the galleries and then enjoy wine and snacks in the historic kitchen while making your own fascinator headpiece.
Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information or buy online.
The Eustis Estate welcomes you to an evening of beautiful music to share with the ones you love. The Three Stages of Love features themes of romance, seduction, and betrayal featuring tenor Austin Burns. Divided into three sets, the concert includes songs of love from around the world from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., so that guests can enjoy champagne and refreshments and explore the museum before the concert.
Join us for an enchanting family-friendly holiday lantern stroll and joyous Christmas carols at the Eustis Estate. Decorate a lantern with your own designs, then join a parade around the property. The Milton High School choir leads a sing-along of festive winter songs. Warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, and treats, and explore the decorated museum.
Appropriate for children ages five to twelve. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Most of the event is outdoors (weather permitting), so dress warmly.
Join Curator Laura Johnson for a special tour of the special exhibition, Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England. Consider these accessories from multiple perspectives. Celebrate their beauty while confronting the social history they represent, and discuss the intersection of fashion and its influence on society.
Advance tickets required. Please call 617-994-6678 for more information or buy online.
Many of the Christmas customs we take for granted today were invented or popularized during Victorian times and were flourishing when the Eustis Estate was built in 1878. We invite you to learn the history of Christmas while exploring the lavishly decorated mansion. Participants will create a holiday wreath, enjoy seasonal refreshments, and receive a small wrapped gift.