The History and Visitors Program at the Church of the Presidents offers guided tours of the historic United First Parish Church and the crypt of the Adams Presidents Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm, and Sundays Noon – 4 pm.
The signature event of the Quincy Art Association is one of the best family oriented art shows in and around Boston and the South Shore. The ArtsFest offers a juried and members’ show featuring over 500 pieces of artwork and photography presented by some of the most talented artists in the area. Our juried photography show boasts black & white, color, digitally altered, and digitally painted photographs. Our photography exhibit features many fine photographers, including members of the South Shore Camera Club. Artwork is available for purchase.
Registration for the 5th annual City of Presidents 5k Run/Walk is now open. Participants may learn more about the race and register online by visiting:www.cityofpresidents5k.racewire.com The race will be held on Sunday, September 29th at 9:30 a.m. beginning and ending in Merrymount Park. Race day registration begins at 8am. The 3.1 mile USTA Certified Course spans the perimeter of the park with scenic views of the Wollaston Beach Reservation and Black's Creek.
Having served a distinguished 10 year career as flagship of the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and the Second Fleet in the Atlantic, the USS Salem served as host to such notables as the US Ambassador to Spain, John D. Lodge; the Honorable Thomas S. Gates, Undersecretary of the Navy; Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; the Shah of Iran; the President of Lebanon and the King and Queen of Greece. Although Salem never fired her mighty guns in anger, her very presence served as a stimulus for peace during those troubled times that came to be called the Cold War.
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.