Waterworks museum now open

Chestnut Hill now has another nearby museum: the Waterworks Museum. Read about its grand opening this weekend, here, in the Boston Globe. Visit the Waterworks Museum website for more information about visiting, photos, and history.


Changes at Hammond Pond: Public Comment Period is Now

For those who missed last week’s meeting on propsed changes at Hammond Pond, the DCR has posted the presentation on their website, click here to view. The slides include a regional and historical overview of Hammond Pond, some information on the financing of the proposed project, and several visions of overlooks and floating boardwalks.

The initial period of public comment on propsed changes at Hammond Pond extends until April 1st, 2011. Anyone who wishes to send thoughts directly to the DCR can send them via email to: dcr.updates@state.ma.us

The Chesnut Hill Association plans to draft a written statement and anyone wishing to communicate their thoughts on proposed changes to Hammond Pond to the CHA, can contact members of the CHA leadership, or email us at: admin@chanewton.org

Please note the DCR presented this timeline for the project: 

March 10 : Initial Public Hearing concerning changes at Hammond Pond

March 11- April 1 : period of public comment concerning the project

Late May : Public Meeting #2 to present feasibility study, and conceptual design plan and review permitting process. Followed by another public comment period.

Summer 2011: Final Meeting to present final design.

Waterworks Museum grand opening on March 27th

The Waterworks Museum will hold a grand opening on Sunday March 27th, form 11am to 4pm. There will be costumed guides, family activities, refreshments, music, and more. Tour the machinery; explore the architecture. Mark you calendars now and don’t miss this initial opportunity to visit our mysterious and beautiful neighbor!

Click here for an interactive flyer with links.

Click here to RSVP to the museum.



Waterworks Museum Unveils its New Website

The Waterworks Museum announces its newly transformed website!
Now readying for the museum grand opening, the Waterworks Museum is looking for your support.  Please contact the museum directly or Elaine Pierce (elaine.pierce@waterworksmuseum.org), Treasurer, about opportunities.
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Inc   •   2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467   •   Museum Phone:671-277-0065

Want to know more about the History of Chestnut Hill?

You can start by buying (and reading) the book! Copies of the limited print edition 2-volume Chestnut Hill history books are available for purchase at $20 per set from the CHA. They make very nice gifts. Please contact Elaine Pierce, Treasurer, about purchasing them at pierceelaine@yahoo.com.

Newton History Museum – House Tour

The 27th annual Newton House Tour was held on the weekend of May 30-31 for the benefit of the Newton History Museum. A large crowd of visitors toured some homes in the Historic District, and one of our members hosted the preview party.