Talk: Brunel: The Man Who Changed the World

Wednesday April 22. 6:00 PM Reception and 6:30PM Lecture. @ The West End Museum. The English Speaking Union and the Victorian Society in America Presents: Brunel: The Man Who Changed the World with Robert Hulsem…

Exhibition: Walls of Stone: The Leverett Street Jail

February 17 through April 18, 2015. All but forgotten in the narratives of Boston and the West End, the Leverett Street Jail has an important story that merits examination and remembrance. A new exhibit in…

Exhibition: In Pursuit of Excellence The West End House

In Pursuit of Excellence: The West End House in the Main Exhibit Hall features artifacts, photographs, oral history video and memorabilia representing over 100 years. Among the club’s most distinguished alumni are Leonard Nimoy and…

Traveling Exhibit: Tony DeMarco at the Boston Garden

Freemasons Mystic Valley Lodge @ 19 Academy St. Arlington, MA Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. The West End Museum’s photo exhibit will be part of Tony DeMarco Day at the…

Talk: Always Something Doing & Scollay Square

Based on David Kruh’s two books on Scollay Square (Always Something Doing and Scollay Square) this slide show describes the evolution of the part of Boston where everyone went – but few admitted it! From…

Film: Theremin An Electronic Odyssey

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. A documentary about the inventor of the first electronic synthesizer instrument and his subsequent life after he was abducted by the KGB as well as a history of…

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

Exhibition: Walls of Stone: The Leverett Street Jail

February 17 through April 18, 2015. All but forgotten in the narratives of Boston and the West End, the Leverett Street Jail has an important story that merits examination and remembrance. A new exhibit in the Members Gallery of The West End Museum—Walls of Stone:…

Exhibition: In Pursuit of Excellence: The West End House

March 31st-August 22nd, 2015. @ The West End Museum. Reception on Friday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m.  Free and open to the public. In Pursuit of Excellence: The West End House in the Main Exhibit Hall features artifacts, photographs, oral history video and memorabilia representing…

Traveling Exhibit: Tony DeMarco at the Boston Garden

Freemasons Mystic Valley Lodge @ 19 Academy St. Arlington, MA Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. The West End Museum’s photo exhibit will be part of Tony DeMarco Day at the Mystic Valley Lodge in Arlington.

Talk: Always Something Doing & Scollay Square

Thursday, April 16th at 6:30 pm Based on David Kruh’s two books on Scollay Square (Always Something Doing and Scollay Square) this slide show describes the evolution of the part of Boston where everyone went – but few admitted it! From John Winthrop, (who settled…

Exhibition: The Legacy Of Lawrence Berk

April 21, 2015 thru June 20, 2015 Members’ Gallery @ The West End Museum Reception: Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 4-6pm. Reception is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Gallery East. Lawrence Berk grew up in the West End and is best known…

Talk: Brunel: The Man Who Changed the World

Wednesday April 22. 6:00 PM Reception and 6:30PM Lecture. Cost: $10 Members/$15 Non Members @ The West End Museum. The English Speaking Union and the Victorian Society in America Presents: Brunel: The Man Who Changed the World

Jazz Week: The Trombone Giants +One George Garzone

Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 7pm @ The West End Museum $10 Donation / $5 Member Donation This concert features a sextet playing original compositions by John Licata. The group includes Licata and Michael Wang on trombone, George Garzone on tenor sax, John Arcaro on…

Film: Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm. A documentary about the inventor of the first electronic synthesizer instrument and his subsequent life after he was abducted by the KGB as well as a history of his instrument. Directed by Steven M. Martin 1995 83 minutes…

Jazz Week: Bright Moments

Saturday, May 2, 2015 @ 7pm @ The West End Museum $10 Donation / $5 Member Donation This concert presents a sextet playing the music of Charles Mingus and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.