Programs and Events
Taverns at Twilight: Winter Edition
Saturday, February 23, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Buckman Tavern
Buckman Tavern's liquor license expired in 1813, but we've renewed it for a night of fun. And stay tuned as this is the first of a new Taverns at Twilight series!
Ale sponsored by Cambridge Brewing Company will be flowing as we bring Buckman Tavern back to life as a working colonial bar. Sing a rowdy song with our Colonial Singers, mingle with militia members, and try a few authentic 18th century games - you might even beat the brewer in a round of whist!
$15 Members, $20 Nonmembers
Tickets include one complimentary beer and light snacks. Cash bar available. This is a 21+ event.
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Quick Trip to the USS Constitution Museum
Wednesday, March 6, leaving 9:15 AM from the Depot, returning 1:00 PM
This year marks the 40th annual Masters of Miniature Model Ship Show. In this exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour, we will be delving into the history of ships, and of model building. This tour will take us on a journey with a tour of the show with a professional modeller, a private look at some of the museum's collection of antique models with curator Harrie Slootbeek, and an interactive demonstration of the Constitution's rigging by museum educators. Extra time will be provided to tour the rest of the museum or the USS Constitution herself. This is truly a tour you will not find anywhere else!
$25 Members, $30 Nonmembers
Price includes transportation to and from the Navy Yard.
Cronin Lecture: "Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed The World" by Eileen McNamara
Friday, March 15, 7:30 PM, at Brookhaven (1010 Waltham Street)
The 1950s were busy in the Kennedy household. Six of the clan were either in the process of getting married, going into politics, or both. The middle child, Eunice, noticed that she was being left behind. She was the oldest daughter representing the family; with one older sister dead and the other in a psychiatric hospital, Eunice saw that her parents had her destined to be the model housewife of the family. She wrote home, “Dear Daddy, I know you are very busy. I also know you are advising everyone else in [the] house on their careers, so why not me?”
Defying the expectations set for her, Eunice Kennedy Shriver worked tirelessly for the causes she believed in, even as the spotlight stayed firmly fixed on her well-groomed brothers. Over the decades, she became an advocate for disability legislation, and an instrumental founder of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Special Olympics.
Author, educator, and former journalist Eileen McNamara will speak on Shriver's grit and determination, outlining her enduring legacy on par with those of her more celebrated siblings.
Refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public!
Saturday, March 23, 7:00 PM at the Depot
Back by popular demand!
Join us for a night in the 18th century underworld with a bawdy singalong and a presentation of The Beggar’s Opera, the first modern comedy musical from 1728!
Follow the infamous highwayman Macheath as he tries to dodge his wife’s greedy family and the other ladies he abandoned along the way. This jukebox musical uses popular 18th century melodies, but with sarcastic lyrics and a biting political commentary rarely seen on stage at this time. Fill ev'ry glass and sing along! Abridged by Diane Taraz, founder of the LHS Colonial Singers.
$15 Members, $20 nonmembers.
This is a 21+ event.
Book Group #4: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy” by Karen Abbott
Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 PM, at the Depot
Join us as we talk about a new history book over dinner!
Everyone loves a good untold story, and this month's book offers four. Follow the stories of Belle Boyd, Emma Edmonds, Rose Greenhow, and Elizabeth Van Lew, as they use their wits and feminine wiles to participate in the Civil War. From running espionage rings to running headfirst onto the battlefield, these four women defied the odds and accomplished more than anyone would have thought possible - after all, just how dangerous could a woman be?
Includes catered dinner from Neillio's.
Single club meetings are $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Full sessions (5 meetings) are $100 for members, $125 for non-members.
Wine and beer at our events is generously donated by Busa Wine and Spirits.