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.
Mark your calendars for our By the Sea Holiday Fair on Friday evening, November 2nd from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Check out our new tables featuring Gift Baskets and Pet Items - along with many of your favorites such as the Take-a-Chance table, Crafts, and the Resale Shop. We will have homemade pickles and jams, baked goods, Christmas items, bling and much more. And don’t forget our Raffles with many awesome prizes!! Something for everyone! Come on Friday night for dinner and on Saturday for breakfast and/or lunch. Admission is free.
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.
Bring your leftover Halloween pumkins and jack-o-lanterns to Pageant Field and launch them with Troop 6's giant trebuchet and slingshot. Please join us for food, games, and lots of smashed pumpkins. Event is free to attend. Fee of $5 per launch. 10lb. maximum launch weight. Bring your unwanted extra candy and we will send it to our soldiers overseas. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 6 Quincy.
Three local iconic garden estates will host the 2nd Annual Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Weekend, showcasing their autumn landscapes and designed gardens on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 10am-3pm daily. The Trustees’ Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, the Mary Wakefield Estate, and Historic New England’s Eustis Estate will open their grounds to visitors to celebrate the fall season with landscape and garden tours, nature crafts, seasonal beverages and treats, and activities for the whole family.
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.
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.