he Nichols House Museum preserves and interprets the 1804 Federal townhouse that was home to landscape gardener, suffragist and pacifist Rose Standish Nichols and her family. Their home and its original art and furnishings provide a glimpse into life on historic Beacon Hill from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. The museum educates and inspires the public through innovative programs, and it continues the conversation on the social concerns the Nichols family embraced that are still relevant today.
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Join us for our holiday pop-up exhibition Peace and Prosperity: Rose Standish Nichols and Tea on view through February 3, 2018:
Among her other achievements, Rose Standish Nichols was famous for hosting elaborate tea parties where she would cultivate lively conversation and promote world peace. Tea parties were a vehicle through which Rose Nichols furthered social and political agendas while also showcasing her collection of fine porcelain and silver. This exhibition will highlight collection items related to tea service while examining the culture and society in which Rose Nichols entertained. We hope this exhibition will be just your cup of tea! View the exhibtion e-catalog, here.
The Nichols House Museum will be closed for general tours from 1:00-4:00pm on Saturday, January 20th due to an afternoon programming event: A New Leaf for the New Year: Discover the World of Teas with the Mark T. Wendell Tea Company. Register here.