The 250-year-old Shirley-Eustis House represents a long continuum of our country's history. Whether the criterion is age, beauty, architectural importance, or associations with the past, the Shirley-Eustis House is one of the venerable mansions of America. Despite the vicissitudes of time and periods of neglect, it remains the most imposing of the four remaining royal colonial governors' homes in the United States, and the only one designed by the governor himself.
The past year has been a busy one for the Shirley-Eustis House, a year marked by the success of completing many important projects designed to preserve the integrity of the property and to expand its use by the community. We would not have completed these projects without the generous support of our loyal membership and valuable collaboration within the community of Roxbury and Greater Boston.
In 2011, Membership fees will support much needed maintenance and structural conservation on the Carriage House and educational program support. This past summer we have almost completed work on the Carriage House exterior, replacing rotted wood and gutters and painting the entire exterior; installed additional security measures to protect our grounds and structures; and will be repairing our beautiful Folly on the front lawn. We have completed our Pre-Scheduled Program Brochure that will allow us to not only teach students and visitors with hands-on activities, but also to outreach into schools, libraries, and historical societies to increase valuable social studies knowledge in the areas of History, Geography, Economics and Politics/Government. The Shirley-Eustis House Association is proud to collaborate with The Food Project, Discover Roxbury, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, YouthBuild Boston, Boston Cares and many others who help to bring volunteer opportunites to Shirley Place. It's now up to YOU, to join us in our quest as a member of our organization to continue the good work that we do.
Members are essential to us, and are helping to create this unique 19th century country estate in Boston. In early maps, Shirley Place was almost always noted as a significant landmark. Just as it was on the maps then, we intend to put it back on the maps now. Please join us!
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