Line drawing of Old South Meeting House in 19th century, Courtesy of Boston Public Library.

Please Note

It is advised that you confirm with the Presenting Organization before attending this event as the details for this event may have changed.

Lowell Lecture

Holiday Open House – Discover Boston 250 Years Ago!

Date & Time

Dec. 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108
Driving Directions



Presenting Organization

Old South Meeting House


History Humanities


Erica Lindamood (, 617-482-6439 x13)

Get a taste of December 1769, at Old South Meeting House and in the town of Boston. Try on an item of replica 18th-century clothing, and sit in a 1769-style “family pew” with a portable footwarmer. Investigate an original item from our collections or try out a popular colonial American game, then use clues to search for the homes of early Old South Meeting House church members on a 1769 Boston street map! Peruse new information from a recent research project on African-American congregants at the Meeting House in the 18th century, including the biographical sketch of Scipio Gunney, a free African-American member of the congregation during this period. Before you go, sample seasonal teas courtesy of DAVIDsTEA, and browse our Museum Shop for unique gifts and stocking stuffers.