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Patriot's Day at the Edward Devotion HouseMonday, April 21, 2014
Annual Ride of William Dawes
Edward Devotion House, 347 Harvard St.
On Patriots Day, there will be a recreation of the ride of William Dawes who rode with Paul Revere from Boston to Lexington in April of 1775 to warn the colonial militia that the British troops were coming.
For more information on the history of the original ride, go to massmoments.org or view our map of the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes.
Free and open to the public. Please join us for refreshments and fun for the whole family!
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Welcome to the Brookline Historical Society
The Brookline Historical Society is a non-profit community organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Brookline's diverse history. The society's headquarters are located in the heart of Coolidge Corner at the Edward Devotion House, one of Brookline's oldest colonial period structures. The Society also maintains the circa 1780 Widow Harris House as well as the Putterham School located in Larz Anderson Park. Our membership program is active and volunteers are welcome.
We invite you to browse our growing online collection of over 350 historic photos, postcards, atlases and more.
Virtual Walking Tour
Brookline's rich history can now take a virtual walking tour of the town via our new online map. The map presents pictures and descriptions (with links for more information) about homes, commercial buildings, churches and synagogues, schools, neighborhoods, parks, and other parts of the town.
Most of the sites marked on the map are in Brookline Village, Coolidge Corner, Longwood, and the area around the First Parish Church and the old Village Green. Other sites and other areas of Brookline are being added, helping to bring to light stories behind familiar and not-so-familiar places in town.
President Ken Liss Blogs on Brookline Past & Present
Patriots' Day: "William Dawes" in Brookline... full blog at brooklinehistory.blogspot.com