Museum Celebrates Women’s History Month

Year round the convivial staff of the Nichols House Museum, a historic gem located at 55 Mt. Vernon Street, welcomes visitors with tales of Rose Nichols, her family and their  contemporaries who lived there during the late 19th and early 20th century. Visitors are always welcome for guided tours, programs and special events.

March, dubbed Women’s History Month, is especially important to the museum. It is the time that national historical institutions such as The Library of Congress and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join with local institutions to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

The Nichols House Museum, will have tours with tales of Rose Nichols, her family and their contemporaries who lived there during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Nichols House Museum welcomes visitors for special programs all month.

 “We are all about women’s history at the Nichols House Museum, so we love Women’s History Month,” said executive director Linda Marshall.  “To celebrate, we plan a special program each week in March, including a day of free house tours, a new specialty tour, and more.”

On March 13, free tours of the House take place, and author Frances McNamara returns with the second title in her Nutshell Murder Mystery Series, Three-Decker Murder in a Nutshell. This time sleuth Frances Glessner Lee (based on the real-life “mother of forensic science”) and her colleagues at the North Grove Street morgue are investigating a death in East Boston. Set in late 1919, the mystery takes place in the aftermath of the infamous Boston Police Strike.

On March 23, visitors can take a look at the Nichols House from the perspective of the ‘honest, neat and capable’ domestic staff whose job it was to care for the home and the family who employed them. Specific biographies of a number of employees explain how they fit their time in service into their broader life story.

On March 27 Textile historian Elizabeth Weisblatt will explore the lives of Boston’s family milliners through the incredible hats they created, providing a rich glimpse into the fashions worn by Boston women at the time.

The cost to attend each event ranges from $10-$15 per person. For more information or to register for the event contact the Museum by calling 617-227-6993 or emailing it at [email protected].

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