Brookline Historical Society
Upcoming Special Event
Bela Lyon Pratt: Sculptor of Monument
Sunday, April 8, 2018 3:00 PM
The Larz Anderson Auto Museum
15 Newton Street, Brookline
A Joint Presentation of the
Brookline Historical Society
Jamaica Plain Historical Society
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Brookline Village Photos
Photo courtesy of the Bela Lyon Pratt Historical Society. Copyright 2011, Bela Lyon Pratt Historical Society, All Rights Reserved.
Bela Lyon Pratt, a contemporary of Larz Anderson, was a famous sculptor, teacher at the Museum School, cellist, archer, bicycle enthusiast, and Jamaica Plain resident. His work – both monumental and personal - is displayed all over the United States. It would be difficult to find a person in the Boston area who is not familiarw ith two of his most famous works. Do you know what they could be?

Our speaker, Vivian Zoë, is the Director of the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, Connecticut. She recently curated a show, Bela Lyon Pratt: Sculptor of Monument, at the museum – the first extensive retrospective of Pratt’s work since a 1918 show at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the end of the talk.

The program will be preceded by a brief annual meeting.
Welcome to the Brookline Historical Society
The Brookline Historical Society is a non-profit community organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Brookline's diverse history. The society's headquarters are located in the heart of Coolidge Corner at the Edward Devotion House, one of Brookline's oldest colonial period structures. The Society also maintains the circa 1780 Widow Harris House as well as the Putterham School located in Larz Anderson Park. Our membership program is active and volunteers are welcome.
Brookline Village, Harvard Sq.

We invite you to browse our growing online collection of over 700 historic photos, postcards, atlases and more.
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Brookline's rich history can now take a virtual walking tour of the town via our new online map. The map presents pictures and descriptions (with links for more information) about homes, commercial buildings, churches and synagogues, schools, neighborhoods, parks, and other parts of the town.

Most of the sites marked on the map are in Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, Longwood, and the area around the First Parish Church and the old Village Green. Other sites and other areas of Brookline are being added, helping to bring to light stories behind familiar and not-so-familiar places in town.
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