COMMUNITY SPEAKERS SERIES

L arz and Isabel Anderson made various provisions to ensure that their beautiful estate in Brookline would be a resource and benefit to the surrounding community. In addition to hosting dignitaries, the Andersons used their home as a cultural center, hosting plays for children of the town, dog shows, birthday parties, charity functions, and ice skating on the pond in the winter, as well as playing host to informal lawn gatherings of likeminded early automobile enthusiasts, at the dawn of the motor age. Decades after their passing, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum continues the Anderson’s enduring legacy by opening our doors to the public for our Community History Speakers Series. Designed to create a community-wide conversation about history in our area, the topics range from architecture, textiles, American history in Brookline, and of course, the Andersons themselves.

 
jan19

REAL-WORLD OPTIONS FOR LOW-IMPACT CARS

With MIT Professor John Heywood
Thursday, January 19th, 2023
In Person Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 7pm
 

From the dawn of the motor age, to the present, automobiles have been and will remain an important part of the fabric of our lives and society. In this talk, explore how cars and transportation may transition in exciting and innovative ways to new fuels and sources of propulsion with MIT Mechanical Engineering Professor, John Heywood.

John Heywood has been a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Sloan Automotive Lab at MIT for many years. There, he carried out award-wining research on engines and fuels, propulsion alternatives, and vehicle use and impacts.

The registration fee is a donation to the Museum of $10.
The fee is 100% tax deductible.

Every dollar received for these presentations helps to defray the cost of providing outstanding community programming. Please support the Larz Anderson Auto Museum as we continue to fulfill our mission to serve and educate.

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to exploring the history of the automobile and its influence on our lives.

 
FEB12

HIGH TEA

Medley of Stories, Anecdotes and History With Historian, Anthony Sammarco
Sunday, February 12, 2023
In Person • Doors open at 1:30pm
Presentation and Tea Buffett starts at 2pm Tickets • $25
 

Listen to this lecture and enjoy a cup of tea, finger sandwiches, scones and clotted cream from Vintage Tea and Cake Company. Established in 2012, The Vintage Tea & Cake Company was voted Boston’s top tea party catering service. Join Anthony M. Sammarco for a fascinating look at how tea has been enjoyed over the centuries, from its origins in China and India as the Camellia sinensis—an evergreen growing primarily in tropical and sub-tropical climates—to its adoption by Britain and its colonies in the eighteenth century as the drink of choice. In Boston, the largest tea party on record was held in 1773 when Bostonians dumped tea into Boston Harbor. From Lipton, Tetley and Twinings, the aspect of tea was not just as a drink of choice but would also create a social ritual of afternoon tea.

Tickets are $25 and include Presentation and Tea Buffett.

Every dollar received for these presentations helps to defray the cost of providing outstanding community programming. Please support the Larz Anderson Auto Museum as we continue to fulfill our mission to serve and educate.

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to exploring the history of the automobile and its influence on our lives.

 
mar2

THE ART OF THE HOT ROD

With Eli English
Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
In Person Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation at 7pm
 

Join Eli English of Traditional Speed and Custom in New Hampshire to learn about his process in creating and renovating a hot rod. Eli English specializes in period correct hot rods and customs, as well as high end, high tech, show rods. All his projects are built to high standards with expert craftsmanship and attention to aesthetics.

Eli English has a background in visual art and stepped away from a successful career in general body repair to pursue his love of building hot rods. English has worked with clients from all over the world.

 
mar

HIDDEN HISTORY OF WOMEN IN BOSTON

A Hidden History of Women in Boston
With author Dina Vargo
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
In Person Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 7pm
 

The sons of liberty are celebrated in the rebellious history of Boston--but what of their sisters? An audacious and determined procession of reformers, socialites, criminals and madams made the city what it is today. One hundred years before Rosa Parks, African American abolitionist Sarah Parker Remond refused to give up her seat while attending a play in Boston. Fiery activists Harriet Hemenway and Minna Hall led a boycott against bird plumage in ladies' dress and brought the fashion industry to its knees.

Join accomplished author Dina Vargo in a talk on her books Wild Women of Boston and Hidden History of Boston for an uplifting and fun talk about the accomplishments of women who you have very likely never heard of.