Boston Historic Tour April 13, 2013
- Fri, March 1, 2013, 7:00
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Boston will be showing why it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by opening landmark buildings to the public on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The tour will include four homes, a loft apartment, two churches, the 1875 Old Town Hall’s jail cells, and the 1914 Carnegie library.
Local quilt groups, inspired by Thomasville's Flaunt 2012: Upcycle/Downtown Yarn Bombing, are busy making quilt block banners and signs to hang in Boston to promote the tour. Some of the quilters are also loaning antique quilts for display that day. The Carnegie Library, part of the Thomas County library system, will show vintage photos of the town and showcase books on quilting.
In the past three months several new businesses have opened in the historic downtown district including three interior shops, a second-hand store, a photography studio, Thomas Drug Stores and the Boston Family Care Clinic. There has also been an upturn in home sales and apartment rentals. Activities such as art parties, Yoga, Zumba, and quilters meetings are attracting new visitors to the old downtown area.
Noting all this initiative to restore vitality and preserve the past, Thomasville Landmarks honored the city of Boston for the establishment of its historic preservation commission at its 2011 annual meeting. Money raised from this tour will be administered by Landmarks for the preservation Boston’s Old Town Hall, circa 1875. This old brick building, currently housing the police department, is in urgent need of restoration.
Historic Tour tickets are now on sale. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets will be available at Landmarks' office and at Boston’s City Hall until April 5. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information call Sandi Shaw at (816) 309-5131.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at Landmarks' office.