Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Rose Nichols House

After the prerequisite swan boat ride and stroll through the Public Gardens I walked up Beacon Hill. The Rose Standish Nichols House Museum on Mount Vernon Street is open for tours despite the fact that they are in the process of cataloging the collection and having some of the the items restored. The staff seem quite enthusiastic about their undertaking. The four rooms on display do look a little more spruced up then on my previous visits. It lacks the lived in look that many less well attended historic house museums acquire after decades of minimal attention. The Nichols House Museum must have deep pockets or a very large grant for this project. After numerous tours I always enjoy yet one more walk through this elegant and interesting woman's home.


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