Cyrus Dallin Hidden Treasures Walking Tour
Saturday, May 21, 2016 (rain date Sunday, May 22nd)
Arlington is the beneficiary of some of Cyrus Dallin’s most masterful public art. Join museum co-chair Sarah Burks for a relaxed one-mile walking tour of Arlington Center and discover the fascinating stories behind Dallin’s Menotomy Hunter, Robbins Memorial Flagstaff and other works. The tour will start at the Kickstand Café at 594 Massachusetts Ave. in Arlington. This walk is being offered in conjunction with the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area’s Hidden Treasures Program.
Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area together with over sixty partners from the 45 towns and cities within its bounds has organized Hidden Treasures 2016, a nine-day regional celebration. Beginning Saturday, May 14th through Sunday, May 22nd, communities across the 994 square mile Freedom’s Way area, home to over 750,000 people, will offer free public programs featuring one or more “hidden treasures” in their town. The Freedom’s Way Heritage Association works in partnership with the National Park Service to support the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Plan your tour of hidden treasures at www.discoverhiddentreasures.org.
For questions regarding the Dallin Museum’s walking tour, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-641-0747.
Picnic in the Park, featuring the Creek River String Band
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Come feast your eyes, ears, and taste buds! The Dallin Museum will host the Creek River String Band in Whittemore Park (in front of the museum) for a fun evening of music, art, and friends. The Museum’s galleries will be open extended hours ($5 donation requested; free to museum members) and the band performance is free and open to the public! Pack a picnic snack and a blanket, bring your family, invite a friend, and spend a beautiful summer evening with us in Arlington Center. Soft drinks and popcorn will be available.
The Creek River String Band is a six-piece acoustic band featuring guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, and bass with three voices balancing out the strings and bellows. The band delivers an energetic and eclectic mix of bluegrass, country, folk, old-time, Tex-Mex, Celtic, blues and rock–something for everyone! Visit their website and have a listen, www.creekriverstringband.com.
The pop up art installation, Chairful Where You Sit, will be on view in the park that weekend. Chairful is a temporary outdoor art exhibit featuring re-imagined chairs designed by local artists and residents. The sale of the chairs supports Arlington Public Art’s programs and events. Learn more at www.chairful.blogspot.com.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. We also would like to thank Dan Johnson and Stroker Rogovin for their generous sponsorship of the event.