The West End

Jun 24

A Walking Tour of Beacon Hill and the West End

Explore the rich social history and present reality of a very old Boston neighborhood. Planning a visits to Louisburg Square, the African American History museum, Vilna Shul synagogue, the Ether Dome, and the Charles Street Jail (now the Liberty Hotel).

To put you in the right frame of mind for this tour, we’d like you to read this brief personal essay by Adam Nimoy about his father Leonard, the actor who played Spock on the original Star Trek. As detailed in this piece, Leonard Nimoy grew up as a member of the tight-knit Jewish community in the West End, and though he rose to stardom on the West Coast, the lessons of that Depression-era childhood stayed with Nimoy throughout his life.

Meet outside the Charles Street Meeting House, 70 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, at 2:00 on Thursday, Jun 24. Return to BU expected by 5:00

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