Time: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm ET
A virtual guided tour of the statues along Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
3-4:15 p.m. EST
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue Mall statues that commemorate historical figures. We all walk the walk and perhaps remember a little about a few of these Boston luminaries as we expand our horizons and our memory cells! Better yet, return later and do your own walking tour to see the statues in person.
Andrew Friedland, a popular presenter on Back Bay art, architecture, and history, will take us on a virtual tour, with ongoing comments by the audience. Limited to 24 to allow personal interaction. Andy’s presentation has been well received by numerous groups as an excellent introduction to these prominent figures in the history of our city.
Reply to Charlotte DeWitt to register by Monday, May 3. There is no charge for FAUSA members to participate. Prior to the event, you will receive a Zoom link.
List of statues starting nearest to Arlington Street:
Hamilton, Glover, Collins, Garrison, Morison, Boston Women’s Memorial (Adams, Wheatley, Stone) Sarmiento, Eriksson.
- Which statue is not mounted on a pedestal?
- List statues made of metal (bronze).
- List statues made of stone.
- Which statue is across from the St. Botolph Club (and memorializes a former member of the club)?
- Hamilton’s statue was placed to face which statue? (located in Boston Public Garden, across the street)
- Why is Leif Eriksson’s statue on the Mall? (i.e., What did he have to do with Boston’s history?)
- The statue of which person is controversial today in the eyes of Black Lives Matter?
- Which statue person is associated with Horace Mann and free public schools?
- Which statue is a bust of a person rather than full body?
- Which statue person was a leading abolitionist?
This is one presentation you won’t want to miss! Sign up today!