Private Lectures

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is now offering onsite and offsite private lectures on a variety of topics. These topics range from the early history of the automobile to the history of Larz Anderson Park and Larz and Isabel Anderson as a power couple and members of American aristocracy.  To book any of these lectures, pricing or general questions please email

Beauty and the Electric Beast – The Relationship between Women and the Electric Automobile

As the new age of the automobile began to take hold on the world, automobile companies tried to capitalize on a group of individuals often ignored by major markets, women.  As women began taking claim over their own rights many saw the automobile, in particular, the electric automobile, as a launching point for women’s right and mobility. Through an in-depth presentation and pictures, learn about the early relations between women and the automobile, specifically the electric car, as well as the affect of women on the automotive world during its fledgling years.

Larz And Isabel Anderson: A Glimpse Into History

Larz and Isabel Anderson, on a platform of pageantry and philanthropy not seen in this day and age, were indeed American royalty. Mrs. Isabel Anderson, from the Weld dynasty, was the first woman in Massachusetts to get her driver’s license, and she was a recipient of the Croix de Guerre for her acts of bravery on the front lines of World War I. Her husband, Larz Anderson, was an ambassador and diplomat, rubbing elbows with presidents and serving in the Spanish American War. Although they traveled the world, the couple called Brookline home, and molded their 64-acre estate into a verdant utopia. Philanthropists, auto enthusiasts, and patriots, learn about this extraordinary yet private couple through an in depth lecture that will amaze you and warm your heart.

The Gardens At Weld – History of the Andersons’ Brookline Property

The gem of Brookline, Larz Anderson Park, contains the legacy and lives of the wealthy and philanthropic couple, Larz and Isabel Anderson. From gardens to greenhouses, pieces of the Anderson’s 64-acre estate still exist among the verdant rolling hills of the park. Learn about the Anderson property and much more through an in depth presentation and never before seen pictures and stories about the Weld Estate.

*Walking Tour Is Available With This Talk Upon Request