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Exhibit Opening: School Days in the West End


Date: 01/19/2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

The West End Museum Boston, Massachusetts, United States 150 Staniford St.


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The West End Museum is set to host a new exhibit honoring the neighborhood’s rich history of ... Read More >>
The West End Museum is set to host a new exhibit honoring the neighborhood’s rich history of education. School Days in the West End runs from January 19 through July 9, 2016 in the Museum’s Main Exhibit Hall. The opening reception takes place on January 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., when attendees can tour the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

In 1821, one of the first public high schools in America, English High School, opened in The West End. The Abiel Smith School was the first building in the country raised to be a public school for African Americans. The Phillips School became one of the first integrated schools in Boston in 1855. And the kindergarten program started in 1870 at the Somerset School predates the claim of Susan Blow’s St. Louis kindergarten as the first in the US in 1873. Hide

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