On Thursday, July 24th, 2014 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM, the first session will be held at The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. This informational session will offer participants the chance to get anup-close look at treasures that are not on display for public—including Dutch atlases from the age of exploration and a Revolutionary-
On Thursday, August 14th, 2014 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM, the second class will be led by Historic New England at the Otis House. This class includes a tour of the elegantly furnished Beacon Hill residence where students can browse the unique collection of personal photographs, prints, architectural drawings, and ephemera from the Otis House’s vast library and archives.Attendees will also get an exclusive tour of the third floor servant quarters that is not usually open to the public.
The third class takes students to The Massachusetts Historical Society on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 from 5:30PM to 7:00PM. Here, participants will discover noteworthy manuscripts such as the intimate letters between John and Abigail Adams. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy Red Sox artifacts like their1912 World Series medal. Rare presidential gems such as Thomas Jefferson’s architectural drawings and epaulettes worn by George Washington will also be on display. Participants will have the chance to tour a behind-the-scenes tour of the conservation lab and a visit to the stacks.
Participants can join the Rarely Seen tours for one or all three sessions. Each session offers unique insight into Boston’s rich history. Registration is $25 per person, per class.