Upcoming events at the Waterworks Museum

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The Waterworks Museum hase many events coming up in May, including:

Chestnut Hill Reservoir Landscape Walk and Talk with Marion Pressley. 

Take a historical tour of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir with Marion Pressley, landscape architect and principal of Pressley Associates. Pressley has expertise in cultural landscape and the preservation and restoration of public parks, institutions and private historic properties. Wear comfortable shoes. Event is fre and will go on, rain or shine.

Saturday May 23rd

11 am – 12:30 pm

Director’s Weekend Lectures

Sunday, May 17 : Water Supplies at Risk
12 – 1:30 pm, free
Water supplies in this country have endured two world wars, terrorism threats, natural disasters, environmental risks and the occasional aqueduct break. Marcis Kempe, Waterworks Museum executive director and retired MWRA engineer, will review the many threats that have arisen over the years and discuss how water suppliers have responded to protect public drinking water.

Sunday, May 31 : The History of the Boston Water System
12 – 1:30 pm, free

Turn on the faucet and clean water comes out. But where did it come from? How did it get there? Was it always so easy to get water to your home? Marcis Kempe, Waterworks Museum executive director and retired MWRA engineer, tells the complex and fascinating history of the water supply for Boston, the region and the state.

For more information on these and other events, visit the Waterworks Museum website.








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