Programs for Groups of Adults
The Jackson Homestead about 1840,
from a drawing by Ellen Jackson
Revisit legendary Norumbega Park and the Totem Pole, "America's Most Beautiful Ballroom." For 66 years this was the place for canoeing, amusements, and dancing to the big bands!
Private viewings of the "Return to Norumbega" documentary are available at the Jackson Homestead for groups of up to 20 adults, with a cost of $3.00 per person. We can also come to your location to show the film for a fee of $65.00.
Don't miss your chance to visit Norumbega Park! Contact us by phone at 617-796-1450 or by email to schedule an appointment.
Programs for Adult Groups
The Jackson Homestead and Museum offers two staff-directed, accessible programs for adult groups.
- "The Homestead Then and Now" is an introduction to The Jackson Homestead and the Jackson family that lived here in the nineteenth century. Large-scale photographs and touchable artifacts enliven the discussion. The program ends with free time to explore the museum's current changing exhibitions.
- "The Underground Railroad" explores the abolition activity of the Jackson family prior to the Civil War. Participants explore documents and oral traditions that reveal the use of The Jackson Homestead as a stop on the Underground Railroad. The program ends with free time to explore the permanent History Gallery and Abolition Room.
For programs at the Jackson Homestead, the fee per program is $3.00 per participant, for up to 25 people. Each program lasts for 45 minutes and chairs are provided for each participant; shorter or longer programs may be arranged. Street parking is available; groups with personal vehicles or small vans may park in the driveway.
With advance notice and an additional $25.00 per hour fee, space in the museum or on the grounds (weather permitting) is available for groups that wish to bring a lunch. We are happy to customize programs for groups with special needs or interests.
To schedule a program, contact us by phone at 617-796-1450 or by email.