The National Parks Service is hosting a tour of the boyhood house of JFK this month.
John F. Kennedy’s childhood home at 83 Beals Street will be open for tours on November 25, marking the 49th anniversary of the national day of mourning, following his assassination, according to The Boston Herald. The Town of Brookline placed a memorial in front of the home following President Kennedy’s death in 1963 and gifted the house to the National Parks Service in 1969. The National Park Service will host tours, including Kennedy Family furnishings and photographs.
RISD Students crafted wooden art from Fredrick Law Olmsted's life from the wood of the fallen Olmsted Tree, some of which is on display at the Site.
The Olmsted Elm, which was taken down at the end of March last year, is coming back to Brookline--albeit in pieces. Now running at the Olmsted National Historic Site, the Echoes of the Olmsted Elm exhibit features artwork crafted from the wood that once stood on the site. Pieces include tools such as a box camera and a set of French curves. While he would not have used the ones featured in the exhibit, Olmsted may have used similar equipment in his early days. The exhibit is part of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Witness Tree project. Partnering with the National Parks Service, the school takes fallen "witness trees," trees which are said to have witnessed historical events, and transforms them into works of art. The exhibit runs…