The Adams Academy, built of Quincy granite, is an early and important example of Gothic revival architecture in America. Endowed by John Adams as a preparatory school for boys, it was built on the site where the legendary patriot John Hancock was born. Now home to the Quincy Historical Society whose museum showcases the city’s history from Native American times up through the early 21st century and archives are a major resource for information on local and area history.
Home to the Weymouth Historical Society,the homestead houses a genealogical library with Weymouth records from the 1600’s, a shoe shop which is original to the homestead, a military room with memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through World War I, and a carriage house with antique sleighs, farming and ice harvesting tools. Open Wednesdays 9am - 1pm , excluding holidays or by appointment.
In response to a general rise in distress and hatred directed at "others" in our community and our country, Quincy Point Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is hosting a second interfaith conversation series, open to the public, in order to promote understanding of other faith communities on the South Shore. We will host four conversations at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights in April. Enter through the parking lot door closest to Washington Street - "Accessible to all" parking and elevator located on Abbey Road side of building.
Popular guest speaker Bob Begin will take us on a great adventure: the race at the dawn of the 20th century to be first to reach the South Pole. In the early1900s, Antarctica, as the major uninhabited, unexplored region of the world, attracted international interest and rivalry. England, the great imperial power, felt it her duty to explore the continent and reach the Pole. Other countries also sought the prestige of discovery. At the heart of the story of Antarctic exploration are three heroic figures with contrasting personalities and fates.