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Boston By Foot guided by Dallin Museum

Boston By Foot visitors at Dallin flagpoleTwenty-plus guides from Boston By Foot recently visited the Dallin Art Museum for a prereopening tour.

The Jefferson Cutter House, in which the museum is housed, was restored between March and July with a grant from Massachusetts Preservation Project Fund

The house has a new roof, replaced shingles, restored windows and shutters and fresh yellow paint. To celebrate this exterior restoration, all are invited to the annual summer soiree on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whittemore-Robbins House.

Read all of the details about the restoration and gala here >> 

In its city tours, Boston By Foot includes on its routes Dallin's renowned equestrian sculpture "Paul Revere." The guides learned about the seven iterations of this iconic statue and Dallin's 50-year effort to have the monument installed in the North End.

The trustees of the museum detailed the continually reinvented statue and the local politics over this hallmark of American history.

Justina Chu and Patricia Sabbey, continuing-education cochairs of Boston By Foot, wrote that they "had a fantastic event" led by Ellen Aamodt and fellow Cyrus Dallin Art Museum trustees Sarah Burks, Annemarie Delauny-Danizio and Administrative Director/Curator Heather Leavell.

Above, Delaunay-Danizio's photo shows the Boston visitors near the Dallin flagpole at Town Hall.

"They took endless time to organize this wonderful tour ... [through] each of the four exhibition rooms .... Then Ellen, together with one of the museum founders, Geri Tremblay, continued to lead us on to see the secluded sculpture, 'Menotomy Indian Hunter,' at the Robbins Library Memorial Garden and further on the amazingly detailed Dallin flagpole sculpture ....

"They took us to visit the Jason Russell House, where the bloodiest battle was fought on the first day of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775 .... All of [Boston By Foot] join me in thanking you for a job well done .... Fabulous."

The Dallin Museum is open Friday through Sunday, noon to p.m. For further information, call 781-641-0747 or email info[@]dallin.org.


This summary was published Monday, July 25, 2016.

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