Museum News

  • Share Your Story Share Your Story - If you’re an original West Ender who wants to forever preserve your memories of the Old West End, please send an email with the subject line “Share My Story” to thewestendmuseum@gmail.com
  • The New York Streets: Boston's First Urban Renewal Project The New York Streets: Boston’s First Urban Renewal Project - 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 an exhibit that tells the story of this lost ‘sister’ community. “The New York Streets project preceded the more infamous […]
  • One of Eli Tarlin's West End properties; 15 Poplar Street, Boston Beneath the Wrecking Ball: A West End Landlord - Depicting the buildings and architecture of the West End just prior to demolition under urban renewal and conveying the perspective of a property owner, Beneath the Wrecking Ball: A West End Landlord features photographs from a collection donated to the Museum by Ira Tarlin. Ira’s father, Eli, owned and managed numerous buildings in the old […]
  • El_Lechmere: Boston Elevated Railway (BERy) car on the North Station/Lechmere branch c. 1920; courtesy West End Museum From Stagecoach to Subway: The West End Street Railway - Public transportation has shaped life in Boston and its neighborhoods since the first English settlers arrived in the early 17th century. Its evolution over the course of more than 200 years is a fascinating tale of continuously rising demand, financial and logistical challenges, and technological advancements. From Stagecoach to Subway: The West End Street Railway, […]
  • west_end_social_nov_2016 Last West End Social of 2016 - Saturday, November 12th 12 – 3 PM @ The West End Museum Cost: FREE Former and current West Enders, your family and friends are all welcome at this gathering of our community—the final Social of the year. It’s a chance to meet, mingle and enjoy the people and history of our neighborhood. We want you […]