Museum of Fine Arts

July 17, 2011

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The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston attracts over one million visitors a year to see its 450,000 works of art. The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876. Back then it was in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. In 1909 the Museum […]

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Lexington Battle Green

July 2, 2011

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Lexington Battle Green

The first battle of the Revolutionary War took place in Lexington. Although it seems that the battle was accidental. There were only about 70 colonial militia troops on the green as 700 British regulars came through Lexington Center on their way to Concord on April 19, 1775. The militia wanted a show of force but […]

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The Minuteman Statue

July 2, 2011

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The Minuteman Statue in Lexington

At the end of Lexington Center just before you reach the Battle Green, you come face-to-face with Lexington’s Minuteman statue. This statue by Henry H. Kitson was erected in 1900. It looks very similar to the Minuteman statue that stands at the end of Old North Bridge. The Lexington statue has no plow and no […]

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Lexington Center

July 2, 2011

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Lexington Center

Lexington Center still holds on to the classic American downtown. Retail stores line the main drag with a classic park, the Lexington Battle Green, at one end. Traffic? Yeah. Lots of traffic. Offsetting the traffic were hundreds of cyclists on the beautiful summer day that I visited. Those who argue that cyclists are a nuisance […]

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Jackson Homestead and Museum

June 25, 2011

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The Newton History Museum is headquartered at the Jackson Homestead. The museum dedicated to the city’s early development. The house was built in 1809 in the Federal style by Timothy Jackson (1756–1814) on his family’s farm. His son William Jackson (1763–1855) lived in it from 1820 until his death. The home was occupied by his […]

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Callahan State Park

June 24, 2011

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Callahan State Park is a 820-acre day use area located in Northwest Framingham. The park has seven miles of marked trails and is used for activities including fishing, hiking, horseback riding. It’s a nice contrast to the commercial landscape of Route that dominates Framingham. The park was named in honor of Raymond J. Callahan in […]

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Neponset River Greenway

June 23, 2011

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The Neponset River Greenway is a plan to connect existing and proposed Boston parkland stretching across Hyde Park, Mattapan and Dorchester and the Town of Milton. When complete, the Neponset River Greenway will be a ten mile multi-use recreational trail from the mouth of the Neponset River to the 894-acre Fowl Meadows at the city […]

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