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Calendar of Events

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Saturday, 17 May 2014, 6-8pm
The Downton Abbey Ball

 

The Forbes House Museum will celebrate historic preservation with an exciting spring benefit event, The Downton Abbey Ball, to take place at the home of Mat and Francesca Sibble of Milton. Come join us for this very special fundraiser in support the Forbes House Museum!

 

The Downton Abbey Ball will take place at 144 Randolph Avenue, Milton, and will feature champagne, cocktails, canapes, music and amusements. Period Edwardian attire, creative black tie, wigs, tails and dancing shoes are encouraged! While at the party, have your photo taken by Pierce Harman!

 

Tickets are $75 per person. Please rsvp by 9 May 2014. Guests have three options to purchase tickets:

Send a check made payable to the Forbes House Museum, 215 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186;

Call the Museum office with a credit card at 617.696.1815;

Or use this link for Paypal:

 

 

Need some inspiration to find the Downton Abbey in you? For your baubles call GALATEA Fine Jewelry at 617.696.1920 or visit their website:

www.galateafinejewelry.com

 

A Word on Preservation:

 

Just five short years ago, Highclere Castle, the magnificent setting for the hit PBS series "Downton Abbey," was in dire need of repairs. Like many great estates throughout England, the home's maintenance was untenable for a modern family - albeit a titled one. In the last century, many of England's old castles and estates have been razed and subdivided. Others have become house museums which look to the public for support.

 

At this year's Forbes House Spring Gala, we present "Downton Abbey" not just as a theme, but also as a mission statement. "Downton Abbey" has invigorated the public's interest in the gracious life that was a hallmark of the pre-war epoch and revitalized the public's interest in preserving the grand homes that still attest to a bygone way of life. 

 

In the Forbes House Museum, we find not just a stately home on a lovely property. We also find a time capsule - a window in which we can look into the past and discover what it might have been like to live in a fine house in turn of the century New England. History is alive at the Forbes House Museum. Thank you for your role in helping us preserve it. 

 

- Georgia Lee and Meredith Hall

 

Honorary Chairs:

Mat & Francesca Sibble

 

Event Co-Chairs:

Meredith Hall & Georgia Lee

 

Honorary Committee:

Jen DiRico
Sue Daylor
Peggy & Dick Dray
Anne Gatnik
Charisse & David Howse
Meg & Paul Kasuba
Rosamond Lu
Cat Malone
Karen Moran
Anne & Peter Millington
Carla Morey
Christine Schoettle
Josie Stamatos
Mary & Ted Wendell
Leslie & Anthony Will
Thorunn Zimmermann

 


 

Tuesday, 14 June 2014, 7:00- 8:30pm
Civil War Circle Meeting

 

Join the FHM Civil War Circle (CWC) for intensive round table discussions a Tuesday of each month at 7pm. The group meets at the Forbes House Museum and chooses monthly topics for discussion.

 

The CWC is a member benefit at Forbes House Museum; sign up for a Family level membership and receive free admission to CWC sessions.

 


 

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 2-6pm
Civil War Concert

 

The Forbes House Museum is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Civil War Concert on Sunday, August 10th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. This year's event will be extra special as the Forbes House Museum celebrates its 50th Anniversary, and the Lincoln Cabin celebrates its 90th Anniversary! Thanks to the generous support from the Milton Cultural Council, the Forbes House Museum will be expanding the day's activities.

 

From 2-4 p.m. the public is welcome to visit and interact with Civil War reenactors, including members of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Boston Branch and the Mass 22nd Volunteer Infantry. The Lincoln Cabin will also be open to the public with special tours.

 

Then, starting at 4 p.m., the band Dixon's Gold will perform authentic Civil War-era tunes from both the North and South. Dixon's Gold is comprised of lead musician Donn Scott Shetler with Jill Gross, Bruce Millard, John Moriconi and Eric Kilburn, and performs at historical events throughout Massachusetts. Listen to "The Rebel Soldier" performed by Dixon's Gold by clicking the play button on the media player below.

 


 

Tickets are available in advance; $10 per person for adults; $8 per person for members; $25 for a family of four; $20 for a member family. Children under 5 are free. Admission to the museum (including special tours, exhibits and silent film) is included in the ticket price. Concert goers must bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Snack items and beverages will be for sale by Julia Elizabeth with Loose Your Manners catering. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages, too.

 

Tickets

 

For more information, call the FHM at 617-696-1815.
For more information about the Milton Cultural Council, please visitmass-culture.org/milton.
For more information on Donn Scott Shetler and Dixon’s Gold, visit the website cmonman.com or the Facebook page facebook.com/donnscott.shetler.
For more information about the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and the United States Sanitary Commission Boston Branch, visit their website at 22ndmass.org.

 


 

Thursday, TBA October 2014, 7:00 pm
Forbes House Museum Annual Meeting

 

Save the date for the Forbes House Museum's Annual Meeting! The public is welcome to attend.

 

A reception with beverage and light fare will be offered at the conclusion of the program. Please R.S.V.P. to the FHM office at 617.696.1815.

 


 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 7:00- 8:30pm
Civil War Circle Meeting

 

Join the FHM Civil War Circle (CWC) for intensive round table discussions held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm unless otherwise noted. The group meets at the Forbes House Museum and chooses monthly topics for discussion. Recent topics have included exploration of Lincoln assassin, Mary Surrat, and General Philip Sheridan. Admission is $5 per person. The CWC is a member benefit at Forbes House Museum; sign up for a Family level membership and receive free admission to CWC sessions.

 


 

TBA, November 2014
Luis Leguia Concert

 

Please save the date for our upcoming two concerts, one in May and October, with internationally acclaimed cellist,Luis Leguia, performing J. S. Bach’s Six Suites for Cello and Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba. These concerts are part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations!

 


 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 7:00- 8:30pm
Civil War Circle Meeting

 

Join the FHM Civil War Circle (CWC) for intensive round table discussions held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm unless otherwise noted. The group meets at the Forbes House Museum and chooses monthly topics for discussion. Recent topics have included exploration of Lincoln assassin, Mary Surrat, and General Philip Sheridan. Admission is $5 per person. The CWC is a member benefit at Forbes House Museum; sign up for a Family level membership and receive free admission to CWC sessions.

 


 

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:30- 8:00pm
Lower Mills Merchants Association Holiday Stroll

 

The Forbes House Museum will open its doors again for the annual Lower Mills Holiday Stroll. Get into the holiday spirit with refreshments and musical performances from Milton High School students. For more details about this event visit the Merchant's Association website at http://www.lowermillsmerchants.com/

 


 

Saturday, 13 December 2014
50th Anniversary Gala

 

Please save the date for our 50th Anniversary Gala. This elegant holiday-themed event will celebrate our anniversary year, and lead us into the next one! More details are will be provided shortly.

 


 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 7:00pm
Civil War Circle

 

Join the FHM Civil War Circle (CWC) for intensive round table discussions held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm unless otherwise noted. The group meets at the Forbes House Museum and chooses monthly topics for discussion. Recent topics have included exploration of Lincoln assassin, Mary Surrat, and General Philip Sheridan. Admission is $5 per person. The CWC is a member benefit at Forbes House Museum; sign up for a Family level membership and receive free admission to CWC sessions.

 


 

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 1pm
Victorian Egg Hunt

 

The 5TH Annual Victorian Egg Hunt will take place on the grounds of the Forbes House Museum on Saturday, 28 March, beginning promptly at 1pm. Children ages 3- 8 are welcome. Hundreds of eggs will be hidden on the east and west lawns of the estate. The Museum will hide colorful plastic eggs containing toy surprises!

 

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Parents/grandparents should call the Museum at 617.696.1815 by Friday, 27 March at 5pm to pre-register. Admission is $10 per child. Admission includes a colorful handle basket to gather eggs. The handle basket will contain a number of special gifts prior to the commencement of the hunt.

 

Egg hunters and their parent arrive at the Museum 30 minutes early to check- in and receive handle baskets.

 

After the hunt, Angela Bonds, Children’s Librarian from the Boston Public Library Lower Mills Branch, will offer a story hour on the Museum’s south porch. Ms. Bonds will read a selection of children’s favorite spring time stories. Light refreshments will be served, and prizes will be drawn from among participating egg hunters!

 

The Victorian Egg Hunt is sponsored by R. H. Pike Insurance Agency, Milton, Kumon Math and Reading Center of Milton, Pro Forma Printing and Promotion, Milton/Walpole, The Ice Creamsmith, Lower Mills, Dorchester and the Boston Public Library Lower Mills Branch.

 

The FHM wishes to accommodate children with challenges. If your child has a disability, and she/he plans to participate in the Victorian Egg Hunt, please call the Museum before Friday, 11 April to inform our staff.

 

About Angela Bonds:

Angela P. Bonds joined the staff at the Boston Public Library Lower Mills Branch in October 2011. She previously worked at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. Ms. Bonds earned a degree in Library Science degree from Simmons College in December of 2009. She has extensive experience working with the Library’s special/research collection and working with the general public.

 

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Forbes House Museum • 215 Adams Street Milton, Massachusetts 02186 • (617) 696-1815 • info@forbeshousemuseum.org