The West End Museum Celebrates Italian Heritage Month

Music Performance Saturday, October 4, 2014 7pm – 8:30pm $10 Donation / $5 members Tony DeMarco at the Boston Garden September 16 through October 25, 2014 Reception Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 4pm – 6pm…

Talk: A People’s History of the New Boston With Jim Vrabel

September 10th, 2014 6:30-8 PM @ The West End Museum Although Boston today is a vibrant and thriving city, it was anything but that in the years following World War II. By 1950 it had…

Exhibit: The Last Tenement

“The Last Tenement” exhibition, originally set up in 1992 at the Old State House by the Bostonian Society through a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities and relocated to the West End Museum…

The Beatles Invade Boston: 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 2014 marks 50 years since The Beatles descended upon Boston during the group’s first US tour. The Fab Four performed their only concert at the Boston Garden as part of the tour, which sparked…

Exhibit: The Elizabeth Peabody House

Tuesday, May 20th through Saturday, July 19th @ The West End Museum (Large Exhibition Area) Opening Reception Tuesday May 20th at 6:30 PM. The exhibit surveys the history and prominence of The Elizabeth Peabody House,…

Exhibit: Bulfinch: Boston & Beyond

The West End Museum will premiere a new exhibit, Bulfinch: Boston & Beyond, recalling and celebrating how Charles Bulfinch (1763–‐1844) shaped Boston’s enduring style and infrastructure as an architect and as the city’s first urban…

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

Talk: A People’s History of the New Boston With Jim Vrabel

September 10th, 2014 6:30-8 PM @ The West End Museum Cost: Admission is free. Event pre-registration is required Register for this event >> Although Boston today is a vibrant and thriving city, it was anything but that in the years following World War II. By…

The Beatles Invade Boston: 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 2014 marks 50 years since The Beatles descended upon Boston during the group’s first US tour. The Fab Four performed their only concert at the Boston Garden as part of the tour, which sparked the British Invasion and Beatlemania, setting fire to a musical…

Exhibition: Tony DeMarco at the Boston Garden

Photographic images of Tony DeMarco’s many boxing matches at the old Boston Garden. September 16 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…