In Focus: Beebe Estate
Original owner: William Foster, a Boston merchant and politician
Architectural style: early Greek Revival
Namesake: Decius Beebe, merchant and tannery owner
1963: ownership passes to City of Melrose
1981: listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Uses: public events, rentals, and host for lectures, exhibits, and classes
Home to: the Council on Aging, Melrose Alliance Against Violence, and Friends of the Fells
Notable feature: lilac, rose bush, and hedge gardens, used for outdoor concerts and poetry readings
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in Saugus is a perfect way to fill your day and boost your knowledge of historical events.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded more than two decades ago to honor Arthur Griffin, a famous photojournalist whose work appeared in Time and Life, and who was the first photographer to capture baseball player Ted Williams and boxer Joe Louis in color. The non-profit museum is comprised of three galleries, one of which is solely dedicated to displaying Griffin's own photographs.
In the main gallery, rotating exhibits spotlight contemporary photographers that have included Peggy Sirota, known for her striking celebrity snapshots, and a selection of picture curated by NY Times Magazine director of photography Kathy Ryan. Up-and-coming artists take center stage in the museum's Atelier Gallery, while Griffin's pioneering photojournalism fills the Griffin Gallery.
The museum also hosts digital and night photography workshops, where you can master being on the other side of the lens. It also sells photo books and other merchandise, including black-and-white posters of Fenway Park and souvenir mugs.
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Here you can find nearby and easy in-and-out parking for your vehicle in a jiffy.
Look at art from a new point of view and draw inspiration from showcased pieces at Royall House Association in Medford.
Pick up a tasty meal at their restaurant, located conveniently within the museum.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Looking for a new date idea? Check out Lynn Museum and Historical Society in Lynn and enjoy a peaceful night of art browsing.
Wandering souls would be best to visit this museum for any one of their A+ dishes.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this museum — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.