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Calendar: Public Tours/Events
Title: Governor's Tea
When: June 27, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Shirley-Eustis House and Gardner Carriage House, 33 Shirley Street, Roxbury, MA, United States
Description: The Shirley-Eustis House, a National Historic Landmark house museum and carriage house in Roxbury, Massachusetts and Discover Roxbury, a historic cultural arts organization, are pleased to present a special afternoon Governor’s tea and interactive living tour with Living History Historian, William Kuttner as Enoch Bartlett on Friday, June 27, 2014; 4:00-6:00m at the Shirley-Eustis House located at 33 Shirley Street, Roxbury, MA.

Caroline Langdon Eustis, or “Madam Eustis” as she preferred to be addressed, was the wife of Secretary of War, Ambassador to Holland, and Massachusetts governor, William Eustis. She resided in what is now the Shirley-Eustis House until her death in 1867. Among her many interests was gardening. Her orange, lemon and pear trees won top prizes in Boston horticultural shows year after year.

Her dear friend, Enoch Bartlett, who owned a farm nearby, grew the well-known Roxbury Bartlett Pear that still carries his name and who was a frequent visitor to the Shirley-Eustis house and a dear friend of Madam Eustis. Mr. Bartlett will tour the orchards with attendees.

Tickets: $25