Boston’s History Told Through Places of Worship *NEW*

Boston has many historic churches and other places of worship that are remarkable for their architecture, beauty, and connection to the early development of the city. In this illustrated talk with slide show, we will discuss a varied selection of historic religious sites built in earlier eras, up to the early 20th century. We will focus especially on those that still function today and are open to the public. Participants will leave with an enriched understanding of the city’s history, and plenty of ideas for visiting historic religious sites on their own. Instructor: Elizabeth Merrick



Start Date

March 25, 2020









Wednesday, 3-5pm. Mar. 25

Instructors: Elizabeth Merrick


Elizabeth Merrick

Elizabeth Merrick is a lifelong aficionado of historic houses and is fascinated by Boston history. After working for many years as a health researcher, she has more recently turned to pursuing her love of all things historical. She published Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Boston’s Historic House Museums in 2014, and serves as a tour guide at the Royall House and Slave Quarters museum. Elizabeth enjoys presenting and teaching about historic houses and related topics that bring the past to life. Website: