Thursday, August 14, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Otis House
, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass. $25
Join Historic New England staff for a visit to the 1796 Otis House Museum followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library and Archives. Museum Operations Manager Melinda Huff leads a tour of the elegantly furnished Beacon Hill residence of Harrison Gray Otis and his wife, Sally. Otis was a congressman and real estate entrepreneur who lived and entertained lavishly in this home designed by their friend, Charles Bulfinch. Visit the third floor of the house, a space not on view to the public. Following the house tour, Senior Curator Lorna Condon highlights some of her favorite photographs, prints, architectural drawings, and ephemera in Historic New England’s vast Library and Archives. Explore the history of the collection and current collecting areas. Historic New England preserves more than one million archival items that document New England's social, architectural, and cultural history.
In partnership with the Boston Center for Adult Education. Registration is required. Please visit www.bcae.org to register.