The 250-year-old Shirley-Eustis House represents a long continuum of our country's history. Whether the criterion is age, beauty, architectural importance, or associations with the past, the Shirley-Eustis House is one of the venerable mansions of America. Despite the vicissitudes of time and periods of neglect, it remains the most imposing of the four remaining royal colonial governors' homes in the United States, and the only one designed by the governor himself.
We have been keeping very busy at the Shirley-Eustis House working on various projects. Every year is marked by the success of our completion of the many important projects designed to preserve the integrity of this property and to expand its use by the community. We would not have completed these projects without the generous support of our loyal membership and valuable collaboration within the community of Roxbury and Greater Boston. Our ability to achieve these accomplishments are, in large part, because of you!
Membership fees support much needed maintenance and structural conservation on the Main Mansion, the Carriage House, educational program support, events and furnishings. We continually have projects around the estate that need constant tender loving care. We have been working on fundraising for new acquisitions so that we may formally introduce a proper Lafayette Bed Chamber to our Museum galleries. All of this takes money. Your help will enable us to move forward with these projects. A new roof, painting the main mansion, repairing many masonry projects, grounds upkeep…the list goes on and on.
Our members are the backbone of our organization. As a member, you will receive complimentary house tours for you and your family. You will also receive discounts on some events and presentations. We will keep you up to date via email on our progress and you will receive regular updates. Members also receive substantial discounts for reserving their own private event to be held at Shirley Place. It's now up to YOU, to join us in our quest as a member of our organization to help us to continue the good work that we do.
Members are essential to us, and are helping to maintain this unique 18th to19th-century country estate in Boston. In early maps, Shirley Place was almost always noted as a significant landmark. Just as it was on the maps then, we intend to put it back on the maps now. Please join us!
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