Jamaica Plain Historical Society offers Local Programs for Residents

The Jamaica Plain Historical Society hopes the warmer weather sparks the urge in you to go out and explore our historic neighborhood. Get out and walk through any of JP’s amazing parks, but also take a tour to learn about the built environment in Jamaica Plain (and Boston beyond). Some of the programs being offered are as follows:

Arboretum Tours

Each Saturday at 10:30 a.m. beginning from April 13, 2019 enjoy a free guided tour of the Arnold Arboretum landscape with a knowledgeable docent.

Tours are appropriate for adults and last approximately 90 minutes. They feature landscape highlights, items of seasonal interest, history, and more.

Meet your guide at the Hunnewell Building unless otherwise specified.

More details on the Arnold Arboretum’s website.

High Yield Gardening

Join the Trustees of Reservations for a free workshop on getting the most out of your garden! Learn about intensive spacing, succession planting, interplanting, vertical growing, and season extension. Get tips and ideas for your own plot or raised bed and get your hands dirty with some planting and trellising demonstrations. Saturday, April 27, 11:00 a.m. at Minton Stable Community Garden, corner of Dungarven and Williams Streets. Free but registration is requested.

For other historical activities, check out the Jamaica Plain Historical Society website at   www.jphs.org.

The Questionable Tour

Join Boston By Foot for a unique walking tour of Boston that keeps participants on their toes. Called True Lies & False Facts, this questionable tour starts at the Massachusetts State House and winds its way around Beacon Hill. The tour will tell some wild and amazing stories about local characters and unlikely events – some of which are true and others are not. Developed as a fun way to celebrate April Fools Day, the tour is meant to test participants’ knowledge of history and ability to separate the truth from fiction. After the tour, participants are invited to come to Harvard Gardens to grab a drink at a cash bar, enjoy some snacks, and get the real skinny on if what they heard was fact or fiction.  Sunday April 14, 2:30 p.m.  Tickets available online

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