Thursday, March 17, 2005
Happy 275th, Arlington Street Church!
The Boston Public Library is hosting an exhibit this month to honor the 275th birthday of the congregation of the Arlington Street Church:
275th Birthday of the Arlington Street Church — Through March 31 in the Boston Rm. (Ext. 2212). Founded in 1729 by non-subscribing Presbyterian Scots-Irish immigrants, the congregation became Unitarian in the early 19th century and moved from its original barn to the Federal Street Church where the famous minister William Ellery Channing preached, to the present building at the corner of Arlington and Boylston Streets. Over the years, the church has played an influential role in both denominational and Boston history. Documents, paintings, photographs and artifacts will be on display.
The congregation's anniversary page is worth visiting, too. An email about the BPL exhibit added a few helpful tidbits:
WHERE: The exhibit is in the Boston Room, just inside the Boylston Street entrance to the left. (Take a left into the circulation area, and left again into the exhibit area.) . . .
WHEN: It is open whenever the library is open, and should be up through the first week in April. We tentatively expect to remove it on April 8th and 9th. Parts of it will be on display at Arlington Street Church after that time.
Clearly I will be making a visit to the library.
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 17 March 2005 at 6:31 PM