The Cohasset Historical Society’s 2017 house tour, Summer Homes of Fair and Famous Bostonians, is scheduled for Thursday, July 20th from 10am to 3pm.
Henry David Thoreau was one of the first to write of the beauty of Jerusalem Road after he walked along the shoreline in 1851. By the 1870s, with fortunes being made in industry, Bostonians with new wealth sought an escape from the city’s heat. Like Thoreau, they became entranced by all that Cohasset offered as a summer resort. Many built “summer cottages” along Jerusalem Road. Arthur Warren, a reporter for the Sunday Herald, wrote in his 1887 article, “Summer Homes of Fair and Famous Bostonians,” of the town’s beauty, the magnificence of the large summer estates, and the fortunate people who spent their summers here.
We welcome you to take the tour and imagine life in Cohasset during the Gilded Age of the 1880s. You are invited to the Society’s Pratt Building at 106 South Main Street to view a full exhibit based on the Sunday Herald article and enjoy some light refreshments.
Tickets for the tour are $50.00 and can be purchased by sending a check made out to Cohasset Historical Society to PO Box 627, Cohasset, MA 02025; or by visiting the Society at 106 South Main Street, Cohasset. Tickets also are available at the following fine merchants in Cohasset at Buttonwood Books and Toys, Darilynn’s, and Fleming’s.
This tour is a rain or shine event. Please plan to wear comfortable walking shoes.
For more information, or to order tickets online, please visit cohassethistoricalsociety.org.