Our Members Holiday Party will feature a beautifully decorated Shirley Place, festive food and beverages, and violin music of the late 18th to mid- 19th centuries performed by Peng Yi. Other highlights will include a Birthday Toast to William Shirley and caroling!
This year’s party theme, “Holidays Glow at Shirley Place”, was inspired by The Season of Light and our magnificent c. 1780 crystal chandelier, which adorns the Great Hall. It is said to have once hung in St. John’s College, Oxford. As a treasured part of our collection the chandelier will be formally dedicated to Margaret Eustis Richardson and her late husband Dr. E.P. Richardson, who generously donated it to The Shirley-Eustis House Association in 1991. To mark the special occasion Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges has graciously agreed to read a poem reflecting the theme.
Tickets $10/$15. RSVP Required by December 2nd.
On Saturday, September 15th , the Shirley-Eustis House Association celebrated the formal opening of its new exhibit, Watkins and Windsors, which narrates the history of the iconic Windsor chair. This event highlights a donation of historic furnishings from the estate of Malcolm and Joan Watkins to the Shirley-Eustis House Association. The exhibit was curated by Governor Steven Pendery along with guest curator and former Governor Elisa Pendery.
Photograph by Alex Hochstrasser
SPECIAL EVENT FOR OUR MEMBERS!
On Sunday, July 15, we hosted an elegant summer garden party in collaboration with the Old South Meeting House and their members. Attendees strolled in our 18th century grounds and enjoyed a special tour of the Governor’s Mansion before settling down to tea on the elegant Front Lawn surrounded by flowers inspired by Caroline Eustis' 19th-Century horticultural passions.