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Silent auction preview: history lovers unite!
We’ve got so many great auction items for our Party Under the Harvest Moon that we’d like to take some time to highlight a few. First up: history lovers unite! UMass Boston history professor Vincent Cannato will lead your party of up to 15 history-hungry friends on a very special private walking tour of Boston covering the Puritan era, American Revolution, and modern times. One signed copy of Professor Cannato’s American Passage: The History of Ellis Island, winner of the Massachusetts Center for the Book’s award for nonfiction, is also yours with the highest bid. Which of your lucky friends and family will you invite for this terrific day out? Start planning now! If you prefer your guide in colonial garb, the Freedom Trail Foundation has donated tickets for two adults and two children for their A Walk Into History guided tour of the city. Join your 18th-century costumed guide for 90 minutes of hands-on revolutionary experience. (Minus the actual cannon-fire, that is!) For history further afield but still close to home, we’ve tickets for four to The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. This unsung gem features an exemplary collection of Asian and maritime art and history, and the museum’s newly renovated family-friendly Art & Nature Center will re-open in October with the exhibit “Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations”. A pair of Plimoth Plantation tickets is also on the auction block. Just a few of the things you can do at this living history museum: learn 17th century English dancing, come face to face with rare breeds of livestock at Nye Barn, and play Wampanoag games. For your chance to bid on these and other items, join us at the Party Under the Harvest Moon on October 25th! Remember that tickets purchased by September 30th are discounted—get your tickets today! Events are more fun with friends—invite yours and RSVP here! Blog post by Julie Croston with Veronica Barron