Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.
Stonehurst, 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive, Waltham, Mass.
Decades before government-funded social welfare, philanthropist Robert Treat Paine directed his personal resources to take on the poverty and homelessness of late nineteenth-century Boston, constructing hundreds of affordable homes, organizing charities, and founding cooperative banks and institutes for the working class. A more recent and lesser known example of philanthropy rooted in the Lyman family and their North Waltham estate is that of descendant Francis Boott Duveneck, whose 1,000-acre California ranch is conserved to serve environmental and social justice purposes.
Within Stonehurst, Paine's country house now owned by the City of Waltham, Stonehurst Curator Ann Clifford tells the story of the Paine family’s many gifts to alleviate timeless social issues. Sally Zimmerman, senior preservation services manager at Historic New England, links the story of Hidden Villa, the Duveneck ranch, to lessons learned in the landscape of the Lyman Estate, where Duveneck grew up.
In partnership with the City of Waltham’s Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate.
Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5912 for more information. Reserve tickets now