Program Highlights 2016

September 28

Maison du Style

Designer Luke Aaron's Spring 2017 Collection

Nichols House Museum, 55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Through the lens of modern design and craftsmanship, viewers will witness a fashion show unlike any other.

Please join the Nichols House Museum in welcoming fashion designer Luke Aaron who will transform the museum into a living art space. Each of the rooms will feature dynamic vignettes with live models in Aaron's Spring 2017 Collection.

Luke Aaron's 2017 aesthetic traverses cultural and generational boundaries by blending architectural expression with contemporary compositions and classic design.

Don't miss the fashion event of the season!

Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets are SOLD OUT.

Through our Special Event Series, the Nichols House Museum seeks to provide exciting and intellectually stimulating opportunities for the general public by creating unexpected experiences, unique environments and meaningful connections with regional and national artists, experts, and luminaries.

September 29

Women in Investigative Journalism

Co-Presented with Presented in Partnership with the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University

Modern Theatre, Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street, Boston, MA
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

At the turn of the 20th century, investigative journalism into the activities and lives of civil servants, at times called “muckraking”, was conducted, in part, by several brave and progressive women. Today, investigative journalism continues to be a catalyst for change. Our panelists will explore how investigative journalism today leads to civil service and other political reform, and bring the discussion full circle to the early female muckraking journalists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. What role does investigative journalism play in speaking truth to power? How has this investigative journalism changed over the last century? What is the experience of women working in this field?

In this panel, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, former Boston Globe columnist, and professor of journalism at Brandeis University, Eileen McNamara, discusses these and other questions with: Jenn Ableson, Boston Globe Spotlight Reporter; Beth Daley, Senior Investigative Reporter and Senior Trainer at The Eye and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, and Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe Op-Ed Columnist.

Handicap Accessible; Listening Devices Available
Tickets are FREE: Seats are limited, please click here to register!

This event is supported in part by a generous award from Mass Humanities, as part of the Nichols House Museum’s Women in Politics: Then and Now programming series.

October 6

Nichols House Museum Book Club Series Presents:

The Citizen Poets of Boston A Collection of Forgotten Poems 1789-1820

Nichols House Museum, 55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
5:30 p.m.

With discussion leader and book editor, Paul Lewis, prepare to journey back to the early years of Boston in the newly formed republic, and uncover the vibrant, lost world of Boston's post-revolutionary poetry. As Paul Lewis reveals in this book, regional vernacular poetry-largely overlooked or deemed of little or no artistic value-provides access to the culture and daily life of the city. Selected from over 4,500 poems published during the early national period, the works presented here, will carry you back to Old Boston to hear the voices of its long-forgotten citizen poets.

Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Reserve your spot now!


About the Author

Paul Lewis is a professor of English at Boston College specializing in American humor and the literary history of Boston.

In 2012, Lewis created "Forgotten Chapters of Boston's Literary History--an exhibition designed for the Boston Public Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society. The online exhibit can be seen here.

To purchase his book, follow this link:
University Press of New England

Through our Book Club Series, the Nichols House Museum seeks to provide intellectually stimulating opportunities for the general public to engage in meaningful discussions with readers, authors, scholars, and experts.

October 7

Director’s Tour of the Nichols House Museum

Nichols House Museum, 55 Mount Vernon Street, Boston
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Join the executive director of the Nichols House Museum, Victoria Glazomitsky, for a tour of this hidden Beacon Hill gem. Learn about the Nichols family who inhabited the house from 1885-1960, and about current projects at the museum.


$10 per person. Children under 12 are free.

Please specify the number of children under 12 in your party during the payment process.