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"The Preservation Movement Then and Now" Exhibition

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The West End Museum, in partnership with Historic New England, will present The Preservation Movement Then and Now. The exhibit outlines the story of the preservation movement in New England from its inception in 1863 through the present day.

The exhibit also explores how the movement changed from saving historic sites to downtown revitalization, environmental conservation, land and shoreline preservation, and saving a whole neighborhoods.

February 21 - May 12

Opening Reception  
Wednesday, February 29 at 6:00pm-8:00pm
@ West End Musuem

Programs

"The Rescue of Guy Lowell's Ensemble"   
Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30pm-8:00pm
Museum Talk @ West End Musuem
Karl Haglund / Author "Inventing the Charles River"
Cost: Free

"Historic New England's West End Archives"   
Saturday, March 10 at 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tour @ The Otis House
Lorna Condon / Historic New England
Cost: $15 ($7 members)

"The Life and Legacy of William Sumner Appleton"
Monday, March 12 at 6:30pm-8:00pm
Museum Talk @ West End Musuem
Ken Turino / Historic New England
Cost: Free

"Historic Preservation Is All Around"    
Thursday, March 15 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Film Night @ West End Museum
Jess Phelps / Historic New England
"Boston's Dazzling Cliff: John W. McCormack US Post Office and Courthouse", "Courthouse Girls of Farmland" and "Ideas Worth Sharing: Re-Framing Historic Preservation"
Cost: Free

"Historic Preservation is a Battle"   
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Film Night @ West End Museum
Michael Galinsky / Director "Battle for Brooklyn"
"Battle for Brooklyn"
Cost: Free

"25-Year of the West Ender Newsletter"
Friday, March 23 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Reception @ West End Musuem

"Hands-on Historic Preservation"
Saturday, March 24 at 1:00pm-3:00pm
Family Day @ Otis House and West End Musuem
Cost: Free

"Saving Shirley Place"
Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30pm-8:00pm
Museum Talk @ West End Musuem
Fredric Detwiller / Shirley-Eustis House Association
Cost: Free

"Citybuilding in the 21st Century"
Thursday, April 5 at 6:30pm-8:00pm
Museum Talk @ West End Musuem
Anthony Flint / Author "Wrestling With Moses"
Cost: Free

"Remnants of Urban Renewal"
Saturday, April 14 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Walking Tour @ West End Museum
Duane Lucia / West End Museum
Cost: $15 ($7 members)

"Costume Creation and Preservation"
Thursday, April 19 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Museum Talk @ West End Museum
Mina Murray / Master level costumer
Cost: Free

"Burlesque Basics"
Saturday, April 21 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lady's Workshop @ West End Museum
The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education
Cost: $35 ($25 members)

"A Long Journey Than I ever Imagined"
Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30pm-8:00pm
Museum Talk @ West End Musuem
Tom Raphael / Middlesex Canal Commission
Cost: Free

"Fabulous Fascinators"
Saturday, April 28 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop @ West End Museum
The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education
Cost: $25 ($20 members)

"In Search of Boston's Historic West End"
Saturday, April 28 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walking Tour @ The Otis House
Joseph Cornish / Historic New England 
Cost: $15 ($7 members)

"Behind the Burly Q"
Thursday, May 3 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Film @ West End Museum
Cost: Free

"Vintage Costumes of Burlesque"
Friday, May 11 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Reception @ West End Museum

"The West End Then and Now"
Saturday, May 12 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Walking Tour @ West End Museum
Jim Campano / West End Museum 
Cost: $15 ($7 members)

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