Museum News

  • 8.11.16 Original resident Geraldine (Salmone) Ehrstein pointing to a photo of her and her friends to Original Resident Ann Marie Defelice First West End Social of 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. FREE; light refreshments served Former and current West Enders, your family and friends are all welcome at this gathering of our community — the first Social of 2017. It’s a chance to meet, mingle and enjoy the people and history of our neighborhood. We want you to feel […]
  • Jane Jacobs_courtesy West End Museum Archives Jane’s Walk West End Tour - Saturday, May 6; 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Starts at The West End Museum (entrance on Lomasney Way, Boston) Cost: FREE; Pre-registration required. This tour will focus on what happened to the West End under urban renewal and coincides with the Jane’s Walk global festival of citizen-led walking tours inspired by urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs. […]
  • Jewish American Heritage Month Jewish Heritage Month Honoree Night - Tuesday, May 16; 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. FREE; refreshments to be served As part of Jewish Heritage Month, we are once again celebrating notable West Enders of Jewish descent. This year’s honorees are Hyman Rosenberg, Arthur Geller and Harry “Buddo” Greenberg. Rosenberg and Greenberg are being honored posthumously. Native West Enders Hyman Rosenberg and Arthur […]
  • Looking south down Harrison Ave. (from Oswego St.), New York Streets, 1952; West End Museum Archives A Walking Tour of the New York Streets - Saturday, May 20; 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Starts in front of J.J. Foley’s on East Berkeley Street, Boston. Cost: $7 Museum Members/$15 Non-members; Pre-registration required. This event will concentrate on Boston’s first urban renewal project, which took place in an area of the South End known as the New York Streets. Historian and West […]
  • Joe McDonald Joe McDonald Named West End Museum President - Joe McDonald, a third-generation West End native and longtime community activist, has been named President of The West End Museum Board of Directors.
  • wem_oral_history_project Oral History Video Project - We’re featuring videos of original and former West Enders sharing their remembrances. Check them out and learn how you can take part …
  • The New York Streets: Boston's First Urban Renewal Project The New York Streets: Boston’s First Urban Renewal Project - Now through Fall 2017 @ The West End Museum. Prior to the demolition of Boston’s old West End, another vibrant, multi-ethnic neighborhood of tenement houses and mom-and-pop shops fell victim to so-called ‘urban renewal.’ The New York Streets: Boston’s First Urban Renewal Project is a new exhibit that tells the story of this lost ‘sister’ […]
  • One of Eli Tarlin's West End properties; 15 Poplar Street, Boston Under the Wrecking Ball: A West End Landlord - Now through Fall 2017 @ The West End Museum. Featuring photographs from a collection donated by Ira Tarlin, Under the Wrecking Ball: A West End Landlord depicts the West End at the time of demolition. Ira’s father, Eli Tarlin, was an original resident who came to own numerous properties in the neighborhood. The demise of […]