Historic and cultural attractions in and around Boston
Trail: A walking path linking 16 historic sites between Boston Common and
Bunker Hill Monument. Granary burial ground, Paul Revere’s house and Old North Church are just a few of the attractions along the way.
Hall: this old market building, first built in 1742, sits at the site of
the old town dock. Market stalls on the first floor service shoppers much
as they did in Paul Revere’s day.
The Boston Public Garden is America’s first public garden, designed by architect George Meacham in the1850’s. There are many interesting statues in the garden, among them are eight bronze ducklings from the famous children’s book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Across the street is the Boston Common, a historic spot where “witch” Mary Dyer was hung and revolutionary soldiers practiced.
The Museum of Fine Arts currently
features an exhibit on Art Deco, on view through Jan 9, 2004. Enter this
glamorous world of modernity and change, and
enjoy the decorative forms, luxurious objects, and sleek, machine-age materials
of Art Deco.
Witch Museum in Salem MA brings you back to the witch trials of
1692 through exhibits, stage sets, and haunted happenings tours.
Stewart Gardner Museum. Isabella Stewart Gardner first welcomed visitors
to her museum in 1903. Guests gazed in wonder at the courtyard full of flowers,
and viewed one of the nation’s finest collections of art. The Gardner
Museum has remained essentially unchanged since its founder’s death in
1924. Three floors of galleries surround a garden courtyard blooming with life
in all seasons.
Harvard University has many top museums on campus. Some highlights of exhibits this fall are:
of East Asian Painting. Sackler Museum through March 13, 2005. This exhibit
features works on paper and silk from Japan, China and Korea and
reflects Harvard’s long and continuing tradition of collecting and celebrating
the arts of Asia.
Bringing Japan to Boston: the Edward S. Morse Collection. Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Objects featured include pottery from the Heian
through Edo periods, hats, shoes, Ainu prayer sticks, noh masks, and architectural models.
Frontiers in Nanoscale Science and Technology
October 25–26, 2004
A workshop on: Coherent Electronics, Quantum Information Processing, and Quantum Optoelectronic