Beacon Street Diary blog

Tours, tours, tours...

Last week we had two groups come in for tours. The first was the Women's Guild with their pastor from the First Congregational Church of Rochester, MA. The ladies presented the library with a copy of "A History of the First Congregational Church of Rochester, 1703-2003" and a beautiful 300th Anniversary commemorative plate. We were delighted to share the history of our library and collections and have the group view some of our rare treasures from our archive including some unusual Bibles from our Pratt Collection.

The next day we hosted a group of librarians from the Boston Regional Library System. They also had the opportunity to feast their eyes on our outstanding collections. We discussed the history and services of the Library, Congregationalism, and the history of Boston. Phyllis Payne, a librarian from Mugar Library at Boston University, presented the library with a copy of "The Federated Church of Norfolk: a Bicentennial History".

Group tours are always welcome. To make arrangements, please contact Claudette Newhall cnewhall@14beacon.org or Peggy Bendroth mbendroth@14beacon.org or call 617-523-0470.

We also continue our twice monthly tours on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. No reservations for these tours are necessary.