Friday, October 12, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, November 17, 2018 (All day)
The self-guided exhibition of 77 images will be on display in Quincy from Oct. 12 to Nov. 17 and is free of charge. The photographs can be viewed Mondays through Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. at Old City Hall, 1305 Hancock Street. The exhibition was recently on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and will travel across the U.S.
The musical production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is truly a "tale as old as time, true as it can be", filled with remarkable characters, costumes and musical numbers. Belle, the lovely young woman living in a quaint village becomes the prisoner of a "beast", who is really a prince under an enchanted spell. Through conflict, battles and betrayals, Belle's love and perseverance show the beast how to love and be loved, breaking the spell and allowing him a beautiful future with this most amazing woman - Belle.
President John Adams lived to be 90, and it is thought that his penchant for exercise was a contributing factor. Adams said, "I walk every fair day, sometimes 3 or 4 miles". An effort to inspire local residents to walk in the historic footsteps of Adams and get healthy, this free three mile walking tour meets the third Saturday of the month at 8am May through October.
At Rockland Trust, employee and family wellness is a top priority. That’s why we’re excited to announce we’re hosting our 5th Annual RockFit 5k Family Run and Walk! All of our race proceeds this year will be going to Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog in benefit of the Quincy Police Department's Canine Unit! Open to the public • Dogs Welcome! Refreshments • Raffle Items Music • Kids Activities
The Adams National Historical Park offers tours of the Presidential Birthplaces and Peace Field daily from April 19 - November 10. During open season, the Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All Guided Tours begin at the Visitor Center. The first tour starts at 9:15 a.m. and the final tour starts at 3:15 p.m. and leave every hour. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Weekends in particular can be very busy, so the earlier you can be there the better!
Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located at the top of a scenic mountain range south of Boston, is a unique American institution. Founded in 1885 by Abbott Lawrence Rotch as a private scientific center for the study and measurement of the atmosphere, it was the site of many pioneering weather experiments and discoveries. The earliest kite soundings of the atmosphere in North America in the 1890s and the development of the radiosonde in the 1930s occurred at this historic site.
This event being held in conjunction with Massachusetts Archaeology Month, consists of guided tours of the remains of the historic Lyons Turning Mill site and the surrounding Lyons Quarry area where artifacts of Quincy’s granite industry can be seen. Interpretive information explaining the artifacts will be displayed. Informational tables will be set up with historical photos of Quincy’s granite history. The Quarry Museum will also be open for tours. Rain date is Saturday, October 27, 10am-3pm.
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.
The Church of the Presidents is the only building in the United States to house the final resting place of two Presidents. President John Adams, First Lady Abigail Adams, their son President John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams are interred in the family crypt underneath the front entrance to the building.
Come out and have fun at the 2nd Annual Snug Harbor Harvest Festival. You can decorate pumpkins, face painting, games with prizes, food, inflatables, Touch a Truck, K9 demonstration, entertainment & more. Fun for all ages and admission is free.
Join the Friends of Souther Tide Mill and enjoy a day outside by the grist mill at the old Souther Tide Mill on the Town River in Quincy. Come discover the numerous industries that occupied the area beginning in 1806, play games, bring a picnic, and enjoy some popcorn (what else? the mill was used to grind corn!). Any pertinent stories, photos, or artifacts related to the mill are welcome, as are artists and photographers. This event is being held in conjunction with Massachusetts Archaeology Month.
Every Saturday evening, excluding holiday weekends, New England Wildlife Center sponsors the Catbird Café; the South Shore’s longest running open mic, playing original music. The Catbird Café is hosted by Steve Martin and his wife Cathy Donlon. Steve is a well-known musician throughout the region and brings a thematic consistency between the care of wildlife and music. Participants in the Catbird Café range in age from young elementary school students to octogenarians, from singing families to poets and belly dancers. Sign up to perform starts at 4:30 and performing starts at 5:00 p.m.