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Arts & Museums
Originally the ten feet shoe shop at the backyard, from where it's name evolved is the Shoe Shop-Doucette Ten Footer. This structure that came into existence in the 18th and 19th centuries and that served as a shoemakers shop then, currently stands still as a Stoneham Historical Society. Featuring some beautiful artifacts, documents, newspapers, and lots of photographs that relates to the past of Stoneham, the society also conducts meeting once a week during March to November. The meetings can be attended by the visitors too. Guest speakers also conduct a meeting and the museum is open to the public, even on special requests.
Top Secret Science & Math is a hands-on educational center that offers children over 600 fun activities that involve chemistry, biology, earth science, geology, physics, astronomy, weather and optics.
The Jefferson Cutter House is a beautiful historic home that currently is a home to the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum. This beautiful structure was designed in it's amazing Greek Revival and Federal style architecture and featured the works of the most amazing American sculptor Cyrus E. Dallin. The works that are displayed in this museum brings in a sense of beauty and history throughout the nation.
George Peabody House was the home of one of the pioneer philanthropists of the country. Built in 1790, it changed many hands and was finally bought by the city and converted it into a museum and civic center. It has been a designated historic landmark since 1988 and showcases the local history during the 1800s and the tanning industry. It is also used as a meeting space, exhibition area and for special events.
G.A.R. Hall and Museum is located in Lynn, Massachusetts. The museum building was constructed in 1885 and has Romanesque style of architecture that was designed by Frank Kelly. It is a landmark on the streetscape. The museum got added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 7, 1979.
Museum Of Bad Art is located inside the basement of Somerville Theatre. The exhibits in the museum were not intended to be "bad art." They were great in their own little way and the written interpretations along these exhibits will help you learn that. If visitors need assistance, the theater staff is available for help. The museum also sells merchandise on site. The place is open when films are running and no additional fees are charged; visitors can enter the museum with their movie tickets.
The Friendship is a faithful reconstruction of the first ship that bore the name, which was constructed in 1797, and served as a tall merchant ship for trading with East India; one can learn much about the technology, techniques and history of sailing during the late Eighteenth Century by touring this detailed replica.
This replica of a typical area Puritan village dating to 1630 serves as a living museum in which costumed guides narrate and demonstrate the life styles and responsibilities of the early Salem settlers.
This gallery features heritage prints that highlight the maritime history and culture of the region, as well as offering expert framing and preservations services and consultations.
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Harvard Museum of Natural History is one of the University's most visited museums. With exhibits of dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones and hundreds of mammals from all over the world, in addition to the world famous collection of 3000 Blaschka Glass Flowers, you can see why the museum is so popular. The museum also has host fantastic temporary exhibits throughout the year. In the past the museum has hosted exhibits such as New England Forests and Language of Color. There's always something new to see. Check website for more.
"Recognized as a world-class center of American art," the Addison Gallery of American Art is an academic museum that serves as a resource for the students of Phillips Academy. The Addison Gallery's collection includes significant paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, decorative arts, and photography by generations of American artists from Colonial times to the present. *The Addison Gallery is currently closed until Spring 2010 for the renovation and expansion of their building.*