History

Thursday, July 4, 2019 (All day)

Celebrate America’s Independence at the home of founding father and 2nd President of the United States, John Adams and 6th President John Quincy Adams.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Independence Forever: Re-enactment of the Continental Congress. Become a delegate to the Second Continental Congress and reenact the passage of the Declaration of Independence. Join the "band of brothers" who changed the course of history in 1776 and sign the historic document.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:30am

Please come to hear the story of the son of an early Braintree (later Quincy) minister who became one of Boston's great merchant princes as well as a legendary statesman. He leads a Revolution, signs a sacred American document and is several times elected Governor of the Commonwealth.

8 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-1144
Free Event
Thursday, June 20, 2019 (All day)

Pick up a brochure from the cemetery office or view online and tour one of America's earliest garden cemeteries. The variety of ornate gravestones and granite monuments beautify this outdoor museum honoring three Adams descendants whose lives were lost in service to our country, veterans, former Mayors and prominent granite industry leaders. Also available for download. The Mount Wollaston Cemetery is open to the public daily, dawn to dusk.

20 Sea Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-376-1295
Free Event
Thursday, June 27, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a public reading of Frederick Douglass' Fourth of July address. Afterwards, Kevin Dua, the 2017 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year, will lead a moderated discussion. Food and drink will be provided. Sponsored by the Forbes House Museum, Courageous Conversations toward Racial Justice, and Celebrate Milton!

Interested in being a reader? Email Karen at kdghoran@gmail.com.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Free Event
Saturday, June 1, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate the restoration of the Forbes House Museum, a triumph in preservation.

Support programs designed to connect visitors of all ages to history in fun, creative and diverse ways.

Live music, food, trivia, silent auction and more!

Attire: Everything Vintage is in Vogue

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Price: 
$80/members, $90/guests, $100 at the door.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln at the Forbes House Museum's Open House, featuring costumed reenactors (including cavalry!), a scavenger hunt, Civil War era games and activities, and the opportunity to write letters to servicemen and women. View film footage from 1920's Lincoln Day celebrations and visit the Lincoln log cabin replica. Free! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

215 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-696-1815
Free Event
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Each year on their birthday anniversaries the President of the United States sends a wreath to the church to be placed on the tombs of the Presidents. The tradition started during the administration of President Lyndon Johnson whereby a wreath of red, white and blue flowers are sent to the burial place of all deceased presidents on the anniversary of their birthday. The ceremonies are open to the public and attended by local, state and government officials.

1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-0062
Free Event
Saturday, March 23, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Church of the Presidents and the Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, present a talk by historian Sara Georgini on her new book, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 3:00–5:00 p.m. at the Church of the Presidents (United First Parish Church), 1306 Hancock St., Quincy, Mass.

1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-0062
Free Event
Saturday, March 23, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Church of the Presidents and the Abigail Adams Historical Society (AAHS), stewards of the Abigail Adams Birthplace, present a talk by historian Sara Georgini on her new book, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 3:00–5:00 p.m. at the Church of the Presidents (United First Parish Church), 1306 Hancock St., Quincy, Mass.

1306 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-773-0062
Free Event
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Curator Laura Johnson for a glittering tour through Historic New England’s jewelry collection. Spanning nearly 400 years, this illustrated talk and hands-on workshop highlights major styles and materials from costume jewelry to horsehair, Victorian to mid-century Modern, with images of jewelry along with portraits, photographs, and textiles. See and handle pieces of historic jewelry. Stay for a sparkling Happy Hour with wine and cheese after the talk.

Advance tickets required. Call 617-994-6600 for more information or buy online.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$25 Historic New England members, $45 nonmembers

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