From the Archives

From Globe Archives: Boston Children’s Museum

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The Boston Children’s Museum turns 100 this year, celebrating a century of dedication to the education of youth. On Aug. 1, 1913, the Pine Bank Mansion in Jamaica Plain opened its doors as the second museum of its kind in the country. The exhibits and popularity expanded, leading to a relocation blocks away in 1936 and then to the existing home at Fort Point Channel in 1979. Through innovative and interactive exhibits, visitors to the Children’s Museum expand their young minds while having fun.

In this photo from Oct. 28, 1969, Martin Peterson (left), Kathy Burns (center), Kathy Walsh (right), and Victoria Gallo (back to camera) of the fifth-grade class at Breed School in Lynn played musical hats in Grandmother’s Attic. In the “Attic,” then the museum’s newest attraction, children saw old dollhouses, tried on Grandma’s clothes, and went on a treasure hunt. See the full gallery here.



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