Category Archives: Boston

It’s my pleasure to show you “one of the seven wonders of Boston”

Red-headed and fair-skinned, she attracted attention by the way she dressed, like wearing spring-mounted diamonds in her hair. She attended poetry readings and art history classes, hosted lectures at her home, took Italian lessons, and was proud of her Scottish … Continue reading

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Where can you find lucky lions, a canine ambassador, broken jewels and chocolate mice?

Faced with the needs of Boston’s growing population, mid-19th-century city planners decided to fill in a soggy, marshy area of the city known as the Back Bay. With the help of a new innovation known as the steam shovel, it … Continue reading

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Brave acts in Boston spelled trouble for Britain

A visit to Boston isn’t complete without visiting a few historical sites where ordinary men living quiet, unassuming lives responded to crises in transformational ways, becoming revolutionary figures who helped their young country establish a new identity. Cyrus Dallin’s 1885 … Continue reading

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At the MIT AgeLab, Aging Is an Extreme Sport

Although the opportunity to give a presentation called “Trend-Tracking: Uncovering Resources to Spot Societal Trends, Improve Services and Increase Value to Members” was what brought me to Boston, the highlight of the conference agenda for me was the chance to … Continue reading

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Travel Back to 1627 at Plimoth Plantation, Adopt Mayflower II’s Felix and See Mercy’s Card Table in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Less than an hour from Boston, you can see historic Plimoth Plantation, a living recreation of the community that the Pilgrims created along the shore at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Plimoth is an old-fashioned spelling that Governor William Bradford used in his … Continue reading

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In Boston on a Tuesday or Thursday? Take the Boston Athenaeum’s Art and Architecture Tour

Walk by 10 ½ Beacon Street in Boston and you’ll notice a distinctive sandstone façade and attention-getting red doors. Those two features are the exterior hallmarks of the Boston Athenaeum, one of the oldest and most esteemed private membership libraries … Continue reading

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Climb Boston’s Beacon Hill to See Three Houses: The State House, The Nichols House and the Sunflower House

Three historic houses are three good reasons to see Beacon Hill, one of Boston’s oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods.  The oldest building on Beacon Hill is the Massachusetts State House. Samuel Adams and Paul Revere laid the cornerstone on July … Continue reading

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