Time: August 10, 2008 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Forest Hills Cemetery
Street: 95 Forest Hills Ave
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://www.foresthillstrust.o…
Event Type: Walking, Tour
Organized By: Jon
Latest Activity: May 30, 2008
Oh, Those Victorians!
In the nineteenth century the middle class rose to cultural dominance in America. In Boston, mass production bore a new feature: department stores. These emporiums contained everything from clothes to parlor organs to food, all under one roof, effectively replacing small grocers and dry goods shops. Middle class Bostonians learned to love shopping for pleasure. Many monuments at Forest Hills are testaments to Bostonians’ love of upholstery, textiles, furniture, and even sheet music. Join Elise Madeleine Ciregna, Curator of Historical Collections, on a walk through Forest Hills Cemetery as we visit some of Forest Hills’ middle class residents, and consider some of the things they loved.
Wear comfortable shoes, as the tour will cover varied terrain, and bring water; this is a two-hour walk. Admission: $9
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