China Trade in Boston after Revolutionary War - Shirley-Eustis House 5/10/14
Saturday, May 10, 2014, is a very special day for the Shirley-Eustis House. 2:00 pm is the 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony and at 3:00 pm, Mr. Henry Lee, former President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, will give a lecture on 'The Magee Family and the Origins of the China Trade' here in Boston. A day you won't want to miss.
|What||Shirley-Eustis House Annual Meeting
Awards Ceremony and Lecture
|When||Saturday, May 10, 2014
|Where||The Shirley-Eustis House
33 Shirley Street, Roxbury
||Free and open to the public
Refreshments/light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Saturday, May 10, 2014, is a very special day for the Shirley-Eustis House. The afternoon begins at 2:00 pm with the 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony and is followed by a special presentation by Henry Lee at 3:00 pm.
Mr. Lee's discussion will focus on “The Magee Family and the Origins of the China Trade,” and the career of Captain James Magee, his brother and sons, and their engendering role in the development of Boston’s trade with China after the Revolution.
Captain James Magee, a resident of Shirley Place, partnered with Thomas Handasyd Perkins in the late 18th-century and early 19th-century. His adventures at sea allowed him much prosperity as well as heartache.
This is a story you won't want to miss!
Refreshments/light hors d'oeuvres will be served. This lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call 617-442-2275. Early response is appreciated. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Henry Lee, lecturer, is former President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, of the Old South Church Meeting House, and for forty years, the Friends of the Public Garden.
The Shirley-Eustis House, 33 Shirley Street, is a National Historic Landmark house museum and carriage house in Roxbury, Massachusetts. It was built in 1747 for Royal Governor William Shirley, was once a sprawling estate of 33 acres. It continues to sit majestically in Roxbury surrounded by beautiful gardens and historic fruit orchards and remains the most imposing and best preserved of the four remaining colonial governors' homes in the United States.
For more information on these events or Shirley-Eustis House tours, gardens and history,
call Patti Violette, Executive Director/Curator at 617-442-2275.
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Posted: April 25, 2014 Nancy J Conrad