QUINCY HISTORICAL SOCIETY FALL FOLIAGE TRIP EMILY DICKINSON HOME, STEAMING TENDER RESTAURANT
This year’s trip combines foliage with a focus on two 19th-century greats: poet Emily Dickinson and architect H. H. Richardson. Our bus departs the Adams Academy at 8:30 a.m. and heads first to Amherst and the Emily Dickinson Homestead. The 1813 Dickinson Home became a museum in 2003 and has undergone extensive work to restore it to its appearance during Emily’s lifetime. The tour thus captures a sense of her life, daily activities, and writing. Adjacent is The Evergreens, the 1855 Italianate home of Emily’s brother, fitted out with its original furnishings. And there’s an opportunity to walk the beautiful grounds around the homes.
Our trip now moves on to Palmer. The Steaming Tender Restaurant occupies the ornate Palmer Railroad Station, designed by H. H. Richardson. The restaurant is filled with memorabilia; there’s a steam locomotive on display outside; and the rail line is still active; so we may well see trains passing during our meal. Lunch is a choice of chicken pot pie or haddock Florentine, preceded by a salad, and followed by tapioca pudding. Throughout the trip there’ll be chances to see great foliage, and time permitting, we’ll stop at a farmstand on our way home. We will arrive at the Adams Academy between 4:30 and 5:00. To register, please submit payment payable to Quincy Historical Society and mail to 8 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169 and specify meal choice; chicken pie or haddock.
Quincy Historical Society programs are supported in part by Massachusetts Cultural Council and Quincy Arts Council.