Middlesex County Modern House Tour hosted by the Concord Museum
Saturday, October 10th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Discover mid-century modern houses in Belmont, Lincoln, Weston, Concord, and Carlisle on this distinctive tour of seven private homes, all generously opened by homeowners with an appreciation of modern design and living. Architects represented include Walter Bogner, Carl Koch, Edwin Goodell, Marvin Goody, and John Quincy Adams.
See the flyer below for more details!
On Tuesday evenings throughout October, at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, you can learn about New England furniture. The course, through Historic New England, will cover different styles each week (see below for more specifics). Work with senior curator of collections Nancy Carlisle to identify traits from different time periods.
The Museum of Science in Boston is hosting a webinar event to watch the AAM series on accessibility (see below for more information). The event will be followed by a talk based on the information. Check out below if you’re interested in joining!
Stories of Inclusion: Inclusive Practices at Cultural Institutions
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), in collaboration with the Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums is planning a three-part webinar series on accessibility, Stories of Inclusion: Inclusive Practices at Cultural Institutions, scheduled for October 7, 14 and 28, 2015. The Museum of Science, Boston will be hosting a webinar “watch and talk” event from 1:30-4:30 in conjunction with this series. This is a great opportunity to bring local colleagues from museums, archives, libraries and the disability community together to share ideas, information and inspiration around this important topic. There is no cost to attend a local “watch and talk” event.
In this series, advocates and experts explore issues of accessibility and inclusion from the perspective of visitors, staff and facility or program users in museums, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions. Presenters and special guests in each webinar highlight case studies and examples of inclusive practice, addressing and responding to the first-hand stories of visitors with disabilities.
- October 7: ADA at 25 and Universal Design at Cultural Institutions
- October 14: Responding to Visitors who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind or with Low Vision
- October 28: Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental and Emotional Disabilities
Each “watch and talk” event consists of:
- 30 minutes of pre-webinar check-in and networking
- 90-minute live webinar
- 60 minutes of post-webinar facilitated discussion or activity
RSVP for the Museum of Science, Boston “watch and talk” event HERE. The Museum Of Science is easily accessible by public transit and will provide complimentary parking for event attendees. Light refreshments will be served. Upon arrival, please check-in at the information desk.
Historic New England is hosting an event at the Otis House in Boston THIS SATURDAY, October 3, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, showcasing their collection of wallpaper, which is the largest such collection in New England. Talk with the cataloguer of the collection, Peggy Wishart, about the evolution of pattern and material. See below for more information.