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Walking Tour: Around the Neighborhood: A Walking Tour of the Massachusetts State House

Friday, October 28, 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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TICKETS | Members Free and Visitors $10

LOCATION | Massachusetts State House 

IN-PERSON TOUR: Around the Neighborhood: A Walking Tour of the Massachusetts State House

with Maureen Marcucci

Opened in 1798, designed by Charles Bulfinch and later expanded by architect Charles Brigham, the state house is a stunning architectural accomplishment both inside and out. Not only does it function as the state’s seat of government, but as a museum as well, showcasing murals, statues and artifacts that bring to life the history of Massachusetts. Enjoy stories of famous Massachusetts men and women from known heroes of the revolution Sam Adams and Paul Revere to unsung latter day heroes Dorothea Dix and Florence Luscomb. Florence was a suffragette, but joined a sit-in to press for integration at a Cambridge lunch counter in 1961 when she was 74 years old!  And then, there is the famous fish, the sacred Cod who rises above our representatives as they go about their business.  Come explore the Massachusetts State House.

Maureen Marcucci has been a member of the Boston Athenæum since 2017 and became a docent in 2018. She also serves as a Doric Docent at the Massachusetts State House and is active on several boards and committees in Boston. Maureen has a BBA, MBA, and CPA, but enjoys pursuing her passions for Boston history and military history. She is an active participant in the BA's World War II reading group and in 2020 started a Civil War reading group with another institution. She has brought several speakers on military history to the BA and the Union Club of Boston.

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