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Heading to Boston?


How about a weekend in Boston this summer? Let us help with your plans!


  • Visit a museum. Borrow a museum pass from Howe Library to get discounted admission.

It’s “The Summer of Love” at The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Psychedelic graphic design and bold colors for posters and album covers and the photography of Herb Greene will bring you back to 1967. This exhibit runs 7/6/17-10/22/17.


Take the kids to the Boston Children’s Museum. Inspire our future scientists at the Explore-a-saurus exhibit. Observe fossil evidence, touch and measure a fossil footprint, manipulate a full-size model of a dinosaur and rearrange bone puzzles to understand dinosaur anatomy. What a fun way to learn!


Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the gardens of the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. The stunning Courtyard garden, the Monk’s garden, the Lynch garden and the Jordan garden are works of art on their own and are the perfect complement to the study of fine art and culture that the interior collection offers.


The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston is offering a summer architecture tour. “When the ICA’s waterfront home opened in 2006, the New York Times described it as “the most important building to rise here in a generation.” Discover some of the unique features in Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s iconic architecture and come away with a better understanding of the ICA’s building and mission.” Check the ICA website for dates for these evening tours.


  • Walk the Freedom Trail.

Borrow our Freedom Trail guidebook. This 2.5-mile route is a “unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.”

  • Been to Fenway Park recently? ...or ever? Attend a Red Sox game.

Get ready by reading… Fenway 1912: the birth of a ballpark, a championship season, and Fenway’s remarkable first year by /Glenn Stout. Or… Remembering Fenway Park: an oral and narrative history of the home of the Boston Red Sox / by Harvey Frommer

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