A perfect Boston summer evening set the stage as the Associates of Arrowstreet walked through the charming streets of Beacon Hill on their way to 55 Mount Vernon Street, home of the Nichols House Museum and the site of this year’s Associates’ social event. Once there, the Associates met Laura Cunningham, programs and collections coordinator for the Museum, who escorted them through the historic home on a private tour. Designed by Charles Bullfinch in 1804, the Nichols House was one of the earliest homes constructed in Beacon Hill, and was the home of Rose Standish Nichols from 1935 until her death in 1960. The Associates learned about the history, design, and details of the house and about the many talents and contributions of Rose, a noted landscape architect, author, and an early leader in the fight for equal rights for women. The Associates were also given access to areas of the house usually off limits during regular tours, including the butler’s pantry and the basement. All of this combined for a fascinating and educational visit.
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