If you’ve been busy all summer, and haven’t yet had a chance to join the Dallin Museum’s exploration of Arlington Center, you’re in luck – you have one more chance.
On Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m., visit Arlington’s historic landmarks, including several artistic and historical gems. This one-hour guided walking tour starts at the Dallin Art Museum, 611 Mass. Ave., the yellow building located behind Whittemore Park.
Andrew Jay, Dallin Art Museum board member and former Arlington resident, will lead you to Dallin’s most iconic public sculptures: "Menotomy Hunter" and the Robbins Memorial Flagstaff. The "Hunter" is a tribute to this land’s First People, the Massachusett Tribe.
You’ll also enjoy several more highlights:
- "Uncle Sam Memorial Statue" (1976) ― Commemorates Samuel Wilson, the original Uncle Sam, near his birthplace here in town.
- "Soldiers and Sailors Monument" (1887) ― Dedicated to those who served in the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln quote inscribed.
- Robbins Library (1892, addition 1992) ― Italian Renaissance style, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, gifted to the town by the Robbins family.
- Whittemore-Robbins House (1800) ― Beautifully restored Colonial mansion, with adjacent Olmstead-designed garden.
- Town Hall (1913) ― Elegant edifice, seat of town government.
- Arlington Co-operative Bank (1934) ― Unique example of Art Deco architecture.
Sign-up is easy
To sign up for the tour:
Suggested donation: $10, $5 for members and students, and free for children 13 and under.
This news announcement was published Thursday, May 13, 2021, and updated Sept. 6.
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