Coming Events Details


Boston Symphony Historic Archives

Tuesday, September 25, 6:00PM-7:30pm

Basement of Symphony Hall, 273 Huntington Ave.

This visit to the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Historic Archives will be hosted by Bridget Carr, the Blanche and George Jones Director of Archives and Digital Collections. The Archive is located on the lower level of Symphony Hall. Enter via the stairwell located in front of the Starbucks at 273 Huntington Avenue (half way between Massachusetts Avenue and Gainsborough Street). There are about 14 steps with a handrail; if anyone planning to attend feels they cannot use the stairs, please email Janet Steins HERE; an elevator is available if needed. This event was arranged by Ticknor board member Janet Steins.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives houses printed programs, press clippings, posters, administrative files, an extensive collection of radio broadcast tapes of concerts and commercial recordings, and thousands of photographs dating back to the founding of the orchestra in 1881. Included are photographs of conductors, musicians, and guest soloists.





Tour of Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library and Archives

Saturday, October 13, 10:30AM

Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Visitor Center, 125 Arborway, Boston

This special exhibit of the Arnold Arboretum Library and Archives will feature a tour of the library, a talk, and a docent-led tour of the Arboretum, all arranged by Head of Library and Archives Lisa Pearson. After the talk, we'll take a tour of the gardens at 11:30. This trip was organized by Ticknor Society Board Member Marie Oedel. There is parking in front of the Visitor's Center.








A Tour of Michael Barton's Collection of World War I Books and Art

Sunday, November 11, 12 Noon at the home of Michael Barton

On Sunday, November 11 at 12 Noon, in commemoration of the Centennial of the First World War Armistice, Michael Barton will be hosting an open house at his home. Michael Barton’s collection encompasses several hundred books and original artworks devoted to the roles that art and artists played in the war. There is an extensive collection of artist’s folios that depict all aspects of the war. The collection includes books, drawings, paintings, and sculpture by Official War Artists from various nations. Also included are works by artists who served as aviators, ambulance drivers, aide workers, nurses, and soldiers. Photograph albums, fine press books, folk art, trench newspapers, trench art, exhibition catalogs, and reference books will also be shown. Lunch will be served. Public transportation from Boston is available and carpooling can be arranged. Please email Michael Barton HERE to RSVP, or if you have any questions or would like directions.


Collectors Roundtable, Saturday, November 17

Hynes Auditorium, Boylston Street, Boston

Our Collectors Roundtable will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, November 17 as part of the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Hynes auditorium. Our three panelists will discuss their collections and explain how they became interested in book collecting. Chris Morgan will moderate.






Ticknor Show and Tell

Tuesday, December 11, 6:00PM

First Church, Marlborough Street

Ticknor Society members are invited to bring favorite items from their collections to share with us. This is always a popular event, so don't miss it!