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.
The City of Presidents will be celebrating the 3rd President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival, a free event for the whole family on Sunday February 2 PM to 7 PM at Hancock-Adams Common. . With outdoor interactive experiences, live music and special performances – including fire-eating and stilt walking – there is something for everyone.