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Arts & Museums
Spread out over 30 acres (12.14 hectares), DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park showcases stunning artwork. Julian DeCordova loved to travel and collect art and he bequeathed his beautiful estate to Lincoln to use as an art museum. The result is a contemporary art museum with more than 2,000 works and an outdoor sculpture park featuring around 75 modern sculptures. Both children and adults will be in awe of the beautiful pieces in the sculpture park. The museum itself has a lovely and intriguing collection of contemporary art.
Orchard House, the home of Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), was also the setting for her book Little Women. Learn about the author and US history in this literary and historic landmark, set in the pleasant Boston countryside. Guided tours of the house are available, with written tours in English and Spanish, and special events are held throughout the year.
Top Secret Science & Math is a hands-on educational center that offers children over 600 fun activities that involve chemistry, biology, earth science, geology, physics, astronomy, weather and optics.
Concord Museum is an ideal first stop on a tour of the historic city. Home of the American Revolution's first battle and many literary greats, Concord offers a wealth of American history, all of which is displayed at the Museum. Artifacts from the revolution, such as the "one if by land, two if by sea" lantern are located here (you can buy your own reproduction in the museum gift shop), and special exhibits change throughout the year.
The Jefferson Cutter House is a beautiful historic home that currently is a home to the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum. This beautiful structure was designed in it's amazing Greek Revival and Federal style architecture and featured the works of the most amazing American sculptor Cyrus E. Dallin. The works that are displayed in this museum brings in a sense of beauty and history throughout the nation.
Gore Place is a museum belonging to the Federal era. Built in 1806, it is the former home of the seventh governor of Massachusetts and former US Senator Christopher Gore and his wife, Rebecca. This 22-room mansion is decorated with early American, European and Oriental furnishings. The museum has a gallery and a gift shop. Gore Place offers a number of a programs and events, including mansion tours, sunset tours, lectures, concerts, story hours and even a sheep shearing festival.
Originally the ten feet shoe shop at the backyard, from where it's name evolved is the Shoe Shop-Doucette Ten Footer. This structure that came into existence in the 18th and 19th centuries and that served as a shoemakers shop then, currently stands still as a Stoneham Historical Society. Featuring some beautiful artifacts, documents, newspapers, and lots of photographs that relates to the past of Stoneham, the society also conducts meeting once a week during March to November. The meetings can be attended by the visitors too. Guest speakers also conduct a meeting and the museum is open to the public, even on special requests.
Built in 1768, this was the former home and tavern of Isaac Jones, one of Weston's famous citizens and for six generations of the Jones family after him. The Gold Ball Tavern has been a museum ever since the Golden Ball Tavern Trust in the 1960s. This handsome structure is reminiscent of an 18th-century tavern as its original interiors are retained and is full of history. Get a glimpse of the Revolutionary era with stories of the spies, tea party and more which are interesting. One of the key highlights of this unique museum is its yearly outdoor antiques show which supports the restoration and development of this fine building. Appointments are a must to visit the museum.
Watertown hosts a large Armenian-American community, so it is no surprise to find the nation's foremost Armenian museum downtown. The exhibits combine history, textiles, art and a library to create a comprehensive resource for Armenians and others wishing to learn about their rich heritage. The most eye-opening exhibit memorializes the Armenian Genocide, which has been denied by Turkey.
Museum Of Bad Art is located inside the basement of Somerville Theatre. The exhibits in the museum were not intended to be "bad art." They were great in their own little way and the written interpretations along these exhibits will help you learn that. If visitors need assistance, the theater staff is available for help. The museum also sells merchandise on site. The place is open when films are running and no additional fees are charged; visitors can enter the museum with their movie tickets.
You will not need lamps anymore if you buy a chair that lights up, which is an item that has been featured at this quirky and fun art gallery that specializes in crafts and jewelry. The rugs, textiles, blankets and quilts often have a retro feel, and jewelry displays also hearken to a different era of Americana. This Cambridge shop schedules a series of shows; recent exhibits have showcased glassworks, jewelry, silversmithing and chairs. Paintings and other wall art are also exhibited.
This museum features more than 3 million stamps, and extensice library, and interesting exhibits.