Events for Sep 28 2017

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

The City of Quincy offers free guided walking tours, seasonally, starting inside Old City Hall. A walk through Quincy Center takes you on a voyage through time from the earliest colonial days, to the era of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families, and to Quincy's decades of the national center of granite quarrying and building. Adams and Hancock Streets in Quincy Center are part of one of the oldest roads in America.

1305 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1000
Free Event
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:00am

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.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$10 adults, $8 seniors and students, Free to children under 5.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:00am

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, Fridays, and Saturdays.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$10 adults, $8 seniors and students, Free to members
Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Former Mayor Walter Hannon will receive the prestigious Charles Francis Adams II Award for his life-long commitment to the Quincy park system. Guests will enjoy a beautiful evening in the garden of the historic Dorothy Quincy Homestead, one of Quincy's hidden jewels. Proceeds to benefit the Quincy Parks Conservancy.

34 Butler Road
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-742-3190
Price: 
Tickets are $100 per person or $150 per couple.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Jewelry serves a dual purpose: to ornament the body and to send a message about status, power, and wealth. America's Gilded Age saw an explosion of new wealth unlike any since the Renaissance. As Americans grew rich, they embraced the symbols of power: houses, clothing, and jewelry. Meanwhile, America's middle class embraced jewelry with just as much enthusiasm, creating a vast jewelry consumer market that was unique in the history of the world.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$15 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers