History

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
Thursday, March 14, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate the newest special exhibition in the galleries at the Eustis Estate: Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard. Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings, and fun period advertisements, the exhibition reveals how the mid-century backyard became an integral part of American popular culture. See it before it opens to the public and enjoy a light reception. Retro backyard party attire (think summer garden parties and backyard barbecues) is highly encouraged.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
Free Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Get inspired by the special exhibition Head to Toe: Hat and Shoe Fashions from Historic New England and create your own fashion masterpiece. Get an exclusive after-hours look at the galleries and then enjoy wine and snacks in the historic kitchen while making your own fascinator headpiece.

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6600 for more information or buy online.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$30 Historic New England members $35 nonmembers
Friday, February 8, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Eustis Estate welcomes you to an evening of beautiful music to share with the ones you love. The Three Stages of Love features themes of romance, seduction, and betrayal featuring tenor Austin Burns. Divided into three sets, the concert includes songs of love from around the world from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., so that guests can enjoy champagne and refreshments and explore the museum before the concert.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$15 Historic New England members $25 nonmembers
Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for an enchanting family-friendly holiday lantern stroll and joyous Christmas carols at the Eustis Estate. Decorate a lantern with your own designs, then join a parade around the property. The Milton High School choir leads a sing-along of festive winter songs. Warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, and treats, and explore the decorated museum.

Appropriate for children ages five to twelve. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Most of the event is outdoors (weather permitting), so dress warmly.

Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.

1424 Canton Ave
Milton, MA 02186
Phone: 617-227-3956
Price: 
$5 Historic New England members $10 nonmembers $5 children under 12 $25 family price

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