Friday, May 02, 2008

NEHGS Program - Where Beacon Hill Began

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Please address all inquires to

NEHGS Program—Where Beacon Hill Began

Thursday, May 8, 2008
New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Discover the history and the families of Beacon Hill with New England Historic Genealogical Society and Historic New England.

In a three-part lecture, Christopher C. Child, genealogist of the Newbury Street Press; Scott C. Steward, NEHGS director of publications; and John Winthrop Sears, former Boston City Councilor and Beacon Hill resident, will discuss “The Changing Landscape of Beacon Hill from 1625,” “Nineteenth-Century Boston Brahmins,” and “Beacon Hill Today.” This dynamic program will present the historical context of Beacon Hill’s physical transformation, the nineteenth-century migration of families to the Hill and its establishment as Boston’s elite residential neighborhood.

Program attendees will also receive special discounted tickets for Beacon Hill walking tours given by Historic New England on Saturdays, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., May through October 2008.

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is requested. Please RSVP at or call 617-226-1226.

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