The Old West End

The West End Museum is a neighborhood museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the history and culture of the West End of Boston.

The history of the West End is one of a largely immigrant neighborhood displaced or destroyed by ‘Urban Renewal‘ in a campaign that saw a third of Boston’s downtown demolished between 1958 and 1960, but it’s also the history of a diverse community that produced several influential people, boasted a unique culture and included many places of historical significance.

Our mission is not only to preserve this history for old West Enders and their families, but to invite members of the wider community to engage with this history, to learn from it and explore the wider culture and meaning of ‘The Greatest Neighborhood This Side of Heaven’.

Programs

The Trombone Giants

Saturday September 27, 2014 7:00pm to 9:00pm @ The West End Museum Donation: $10 / $ Members. Register for this event >> Featuring: John Licata – Trombone Michael Wang – Trombone John Arcaro – Piano Rich Appleman – Bass Tom Goodkind – Drums

Talk: South End Character: Speaking Out On Neighborhood Change with Anne Alison Barnet

September 25th, 2014 @ The West End Museum 6:30 PM Cost: FREE Register for this event >> Author Anne Alison Barnet talks at the West End Museum about her book, South End Character: Speaking Out On Neighborhood Change.

Exhibition: Tony DeMarco at the Boston Garden

Photographic images of Tony DeMarco’s many boxing matches at the old Boston Garden. September 23 through October 25, 2014 Reception Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 4pm – 6pm @ The West End Museum Cost: Admission is free. Event pre-registration is required Register for this event…

Music Performance: The Pillars

Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 7pm – 8:30pm @ West End Museum $10 Donation / $5 members Register for this event >> The Pillars: Boston’s latest Italy-inspired musical project will kick off the West End Museum’s fifth annual celebration of Italian Heritage Month. Headed by…

West End Museum Italian Heritage Month Honoree Night

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00pm @ West End Museum FREE (refreshments served) Pre-registration is required Register for this event>> Honoring current and former West Enders of Italian heritage who have contributed to preserving the culture of the West End and its rich immigrant history……

Italian Heritage Month Film Series: “Two Women”

Movie: “Two Women” (La Ciociara) Honoring Joseph E. Levine Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30pm @ West End Museum Cost: Admission is free. Event pre-registration is required Register for this event >> 1960 NR 100 minutes Language: Italian (English Subtitles) Hollywood producer Joseph E. Levine…

Italian Heritage Month Film Series: “Life and Death in Herculaneum”

October is Archaeology Month Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:30pm @ West End Museum Cost: Admission is free. Event pre-registration is required Register for this event >> 2013 NR 60 minutes Language English Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill presents a documentary following the scientific investigation that aims…

Annual West End Dinner Dance & Reunion

Friday, October 17, 2014 7:00pm – 11:30pm @ Malden Irish American Club 177 West Street Boston, MA DJ, Raso’s Catering and surprises (617)416-0718 $40 – Donation. Event pre-registration is required Register for this event >>

Italian Heritage Month Film Series: “Love and Anarchy”

Movie: “Love and Anarchy” (D’amore E D’anarchia) Honoring the filmmaking of Lina Wertmuller Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30pm @ West End Museum Cost: Admission is free. Event pre-registration is required Register for this event >> 1973 UR 125 minutes Language: Italian (English Subtitles) Giancarlo…

Italian Heritage Month Film Series: “The Great Beauty”

Movie: “The Great Beauty” (La Grande Bellezza) Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:30pm @ West End Museum Cost: Admission is free. Event pre-registration is required Register for this event >> 2013 NR 142 minutes Language: Italian (English Subtitles) Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through…