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Boston Preservation Alliance Events
Tuesday, June 4, 5:30pm
Bulfinch Birthday Bash Walking Tour
Sunday, August 11, 3pm
Sunday, September 15, 9:30am
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BSA Space, 290 Congress Street | 5:30pm
Curious about the future of the Boston’s waterfront? Join the Boston Preservation Alliance as we host a conversation about the plans for Boston Harbor, one of the most actively used waterfronts in New England and one of this year’s Common Boston “Common Points.”
This discussion and networking event will feature Matthew Littell, Principal of Utile Inc. in charge of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Downtown Municipal Harbor Plan. Matthew will present the City’s most current effort to address issues of public access, development, and climate-change readiness on Boston’s most iconic waterfront locations as well as touch upon the longer term history of the waterfront and the impacts of more recent shifts in the role of the harbor brought about by the suppression of the Central Artery.
Participate in the conversation about this vital area of Boston then stick around to enjoy light refreshments and meet and mingle with others who share an interest and appreciation for architecture, design, and the built environment of Boston.
This event is hosted in collaboration with Common Boston, a volunteer committee of the BSA, and is one of many events planned for the 2013 Common Boston Festival.
Cardinal Cushing Park, Bowdoin Square, Boston | 3pm
Celebrate the 250th anniversary year of the birth of Charles Bulfinch. Bulfinch's story unfolds through some of his greatest works, including the Massachusetts State House, the residences on Beacon Hill, the sites of Boston's first theater and first Catholic cathedral, and his architectural masterpiece and financial ruin, the Tontine Crescent.
Meet your guide at Cardinal Cushing Park, Bowdoin Square, Boston for this fabulous 90-minute walking tour.
Admission is $15 per person; $5 for Boston By Foot and Boston Preservation Alliance members. Purchase tickets from your guide, or online by clicking this link.
Location | 9:30am
Please join the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society (VSA/NE) and the Boston Preservation Alliance for a late summer day trip to the historic North Shore City of Salem. We'll visit the House of the Seven Gables (1668) which was the setting for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel of that name. Rob Velella will provide us with commentary on Hawthorne and his great work of historical fiction. Mr.Velella, an expert on New England literary figures, speaks frequently at the Longfellow House in Cambridge.
After lunch at the Hawthorne Hotel we will have the option of continuing on a walking tour of Salem with Rob Velella or spending time on our own to tour the Peabody Essex Museum and the Salem Maritime Historic Site. Antique shops are numerous and not all the specialty shops purvey merchandise associated with the occult.
Trip departs by ferry at 9:30am from Long Wharf at the foot of State Street, Boston, sailing to the Blaney Street ferry landing in the Witch City. The return ferry to Boston departs at 4:00pm, or if you wish to have an early dinner in Salem, the next ferry (according to the 2013 Boston Harbor Cruises Schedule) is at 7:00pm (subject to change). The trip takes approximately one hour each way.
Ferry Tickets and Admission Costs
Ferry tickets may be purchased at the Wharf on the day of the trip. The trip takes approximately one hour. Ferry fare is $27 round trip for adults and $22 for seniors 65 and over.
An additional fee of $20 for VSA/NE & Alliance members and $25 for nonmembers covers admission to the House of Seven Gables and a donation to the Victorian Society. Lunch will be the responsibility of participants, as will admission to any other museums.
To reserve your spot, please send a check made out to VSA/NE to:
Peggy Clarke, 144 Lake Street, Arlington, MA 02474
For more information please call Peggy at 781.643.3292.