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  Roxbury Open Studios Walking Tour Oct 3, 2004
Code: ROSWT_2004
Price: $12.00
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A guided 2 hour walking tour of selected Roxbury Artist studios open on Sunday, Oct. 3rd. 1:30 to 3:30 PM

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  Roxbury in Colonial Times Oct 30, 2004
Code: ROXCT_2004
Price: $29.00
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Roxbury in Colonial Times, the Revolution and the Early Republic with historian and State Representative Byron Rushing. Saturday October 30, 2004 9:30 to 1:30 Begin at Eliot Square , the heart of Colonial Roxbury, visit the Dillaway Thomas House, headquarters of General John Thomas in 1775 and The First Church of Roxbury, the oldest wooden frame church in Boston. Proceed to Highland Park, site of Roxbury High Fort during the siege of Boston. Winding through Roxbury, other stops include: the Eliot Burial Ground (first burial in 1633) and the Shirley Eustis House (1757), one of four remaining Royal Governors mansions in the United States. Lunch is at Merengue a popular Dominican restaurant.

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  Holiday Art Tour Dec 4, 2004
Code: ROXHAT_2004
Price: $29.00
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Holiday Art Tour Saturday December 4, 2004 9:30 am (snow date December 11) A 4 hour minibus tour with Candelaria Silva, Director of ACT Roxbury A chance to view stunning art at Hamill Gallery of African Art and Epiphany, a show of Black women artists at the Gallery at the Piano Factory. We will also stop at Nubian Notion and Jamaica way Books and have lunch at Bob the Chef's. Stock up on gifts for all tastes and budgets. You won't find them outside of Roxbury!!

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  Social Activism in Roxbury Past & Present Jan 22, 2005
Code: SAROX_2004
Price: $29.00
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Saturday January 22, 2005 9:30 am to 1:30 pm : A narrated trolley tour led by Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner. A history of past struggles and victories in Roxbury and an honest assessment of where we are now. Join Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner on a tour of Roxbury's long and continuing struggle for social justice and equality, including affordable housing, land use and equity in education. Councilor Turner has been at the forefront of these struggles since the 1960's. Sites include: Tent City , Madison Park, the Southwest corridor and the Grove Hall welfare department. Lunch is included.

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  In-Depth View of Museum of Afro-American Artists Feb 12, 2005
Code: NCAAA_2004
Price: $29.00
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Saturday February 12, 2005 9:30 - 1:30 pm (snow date February 26):
An In-Depth View of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists With E. Barry Gaither , Executive Director. Join E. Barry Gaither , Director of the Museum and internationally known expert on art of the African Diaspora for a tour of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA). The museum presents the finest in contemporary and historical expressive black arts from the global black world. Founded by Elma Lewis, dean of Boston Black arts, the NCAAA has a rich history as well as important exhibitions including a permanent exhibit, Aspelta: A Nubian King s Burial Chamber, the only fully accurate recreation of a Nubian burial interior. The NCAAA is housed in Abbotsford, a mansion designed in High Victorian Gothic Style. Lunch at Cesaria, serving mouth watering Cape Verdean food. Trolley will meet participants at the Dillaway Thomas House and bring them to the museum.

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  History of Industrial and Immigrant Roxbury Apr 2, 2005
Code: INDROX_2004
Price: $29.00
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Saturday April 2, 2005 9:30 - 1:30: Industrial and Immigrant Roxbury with State Representative and Historian Byron Rushing.
In the 19th century Roxbury became home to new immigrant groups and to bustling industry and commerce. Sites include the spectacular Mission Church founded by the Redemptorists to minister to the “lace curtain” Irish, Synagogue Mishkan Tefila (now United House of Prayer for All People), Hibernian Hall (a restored Irish dancehall in Dudley Sq.), Haitian Baptist Church (formerly Congregation Adath Jerusalem) and breweries on the Stony Brook River . Lunch at United House of Prayer for All People, serving some of the best soul food in Boston.

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  African American & 20th Century Roxbury May 7, 2005
Code: AA20_2004
Price: $29.00
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Saturday May 7, 2005 9:30 -1:30 pm African American and 20th Century Roxbury with State Representative and Historian Byron Rushing
African American and Caribbean people began moving into Roxbury and the South End in the early 20th century and now Roxbury is the heart of the African American community in Boston . This tour will explore the rich history, population shifts, and notable people who made Roxbury home. We will go by the home of Ella Little Collins, the sister of Malcolm X (where Malcolm first stayed when he came to Boston), prominent churches including 12th Baptist (where Martin Luther King preached and Charles Street AME (the last church to leave Beacon Hill). This history comes alive with Representative Rushing who has been an active participant in it from community organizing in the 1960's to his tenure as a state representative for over 20 years. Enjoy lunch at Keith's Place, serving soul food with a flair.

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  Public Art in Roxbury Jun 4, 2005
Code: PAROX_2004
Price: $29.00
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Saturday June 4, 2005 9:30 - 1:30 Public Art in Roxbury With E. Barry Gaither , Executive Director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
This tour will be treated to a unique sampling of Roxbury's striking public art. We'll start at Eternal Presence by John Wilson , stop at a charming cul-de-sac to visit Family Circle by Fern Cunningham and then travel through Roxbury to the South End. We will view murals from the heyday of the African American mural movement in the 1960's, sculpture of all types and contemporary murals painted by the Boston Mural Crew. Enjoy the gardens and flowers of Roxbury along the way. Lunch at Bob the Chef's, a historic soul food restaurant in Lower Roxbury .

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  Make a Tax Deductable Contribution to Discovery Roxbury
Code: CONTRIBUTE
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Discover Roxbury is funded through the generous contributions of our supporters, which include individuals, Boston area Foundations, and Boston Institutions. Contributions make possible our tours of Roxbury, since tour revenue alone is far less than required to fully support this program. Please consider making a contribution.

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