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March 2023

Archaeology at the Loring Greenough House

March 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Joe Bagley, the Archaeologist for the City of Boston will present the initial findings from the dig conducted at the Loring Greenough House in the fall of 2022. The goal of this project was to survey the basement of the house’s early 19th century summer kitchen and areas of the door yard ahead of planned improvements. This event is co-sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, the Jamaica Plain Historical Society and the Jamaica Plain Tuesday…

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April 2023

The Sculptures of Daniel Chester French at Forest Hills Cemetery

April 15 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Forest Hills Cemetery, Forsyth Chapel, 95 Forest Hills Ave
Jamaica Plain, 02130
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The Jamaica Plain Historical Society invites you to hear Dana Pilson curatorial researcher and collections coordinator at Chesterwood, the historical home, studio, and gardens of sculptor Daniel Chester French in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, who will present an illustrated talk focusing on French’s works in Jamaica Plain’s Forest Hills Cemetery. While most well-known for his statue of the Minute Man for Concord and the colossal seated Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, French sculpted almost one hundred other monuments and…

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