A community of
shared learning

COURSE CATALOGUE - SPRING 2018

A community of shared learning

COURSE CATALOGUE - SPRING 2018

Beacon Hill Seminars

Beacon Hill Seminars is a membership organization of people who have a vigorous interest in continuing their intellectual growth. It promotes the active engagement of members in the learning process and encourages a sense of community among them. Members have the opportunity to take a broad array of courses, conducted in seminar, lecture and other formats.

Membership

Beacon Hill Seminars is a community of shared learning that welcomes active participants of any age from anywhere. All group leaders donate their time.

You must be a member of BHS to take classes in a given academic year. Annual membership runs from July 1 to June 30 and includes access to BHS classes, regular communications, and invitations to all BHS membership programs and events.

SOME OF OUR HISTORIC VENUES

Hampshire House

Designed and built in 1910 by the society architect, Ogden Codman, for fellow Brahmins Bayard and Ruth Thayer, the five story Georgian revival townhouse was lavished with Italian marble, carved oak paneling, crystal chandeliers and tall Palladian windows. Those windows not only looked out onto the Victorian elegance of the Boston Public Garden, but they also looked into the social world of Boston’s elite, as 84 Beacon Street became one of the most fashionable salons in the city.

The Engineering Center

The Aldrich Center (also know to our members as The Engineering Center) is situated on the first floor of One Walnut Street. Designed in 1804 by Charles Bulfinch, architect of the Massachusetts State House and U.S. Capitol, this historic site is one of the earliest brick homes on Beacon Street. This landmark building was the home of John Phillips, first mayor of Boston, the famous abolitionist Wendell Phillips and Thomas Lindall Winthrop, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 1826 to 1832.

WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY ABOUT US

Thank you so much for Beacon Hill Seminars. They are truly one of the outstanding treats of living in Boston.

Mary S., Back Bay

When I retired I wanted to keep learning and do something social at the same time. BHS has provided that opportunity. I’ve been excited by the courses, impressed by the knowledge of the Group Leaders, and have made many friends. Each semester, I can hardly wait for the new course catalogue. BHS is one of the joys of living Boston.

Gail L., Back Bay

YOU have obtained and earned wisdom over a lifetime. Come share it with an interesting and interested set of people and learn something new, too! It has sure worked for me.

Bart M.

Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and beyond

Beacon Hill Seminars enjoys a community of members and groups leaders who live throughout the greater Boston area.

200

Members

50

Courses Annually

12-30

Class Size

40

Group Leaders

Meet Our Members

You must be a member of BHS to take classes in a given academic year. Annual membership runs from July 1 to June 30 and includes access to BHS classes, regular communications, and invitations to all BHS membership programs and events.

COURSES – SPRING 2018

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