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On Tuesday, October 2, the Colby College Museum of Art’s Friends of Art will take a walking tour of Boston’s Victorian Back Bay. Colby alumnus Steven Horsch ’95 and guides from “Boston by Foot” will lead the tour, which includes visits to Back Bay mansions, Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library and the new Old South Church.
The final destination of the tour will be the Gibson Historic House Museum on Beacon Street. Built in 1859, the house includes opulent public rooms and bedrooms along with a kitchen and laundry room used by the family’s servants. The tour will culminate with a Victorian tea in the Gibson House music room. Free time will be available after the museum tour for shopping or further exploration of the Back Bay before the return trip to Waterville.
The Friends of Art’s trip to Boston is available to the general public. The bus will leave from the Colby’s Roberts Building parking lot at 7 a.m., and is expected to leave Boston at 6:30 p.m. that evening. The cost for the trip is $50 per person. For reservations or further information, please contact Alice Fitzgerald at (207) 872-3228.