NEA taking the past into the future

Join us for a free NEA event: TourFest 2015

2015-05-05 9:25 AM | Michelle Romero

Saturday May 16th will be our inaugural TourFest -- where we mix archives and music for a really fun day. And best of all -- everyone is invited to attend: NEA members -- REPS members and advocates.

Participants get two in-depth, behind-the-scenes repository tours of some of Boston’s most interesting archival repositories. After the tours, we'll meet in Davis Square for Somerville's PorchFest: where musicians and bands throughout Somerville play music for the community from their front porches. This informal event is perfect for anyone who wants to hear a wide sampling of local music or anyone who just wants to stroll the neighborhood with friends.

Join us for the tours... stay for the music.

Register for TourFest 2015 by signing up for one of three groups

TourFest 2015 is organized by the NEA Roundtable for Early Professional and Students (REPS). Everyone is invited to join us at PorchFest, but it is not a requirement of the event. And all are welcome to meet up with us at PorchFest even if you did not attend a tour. We'll meet at Davis Square Park (near the T station) at 4pm. Contact Casey Davis ( for more information.

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Join GROUP THREE to visit the

BOSTONIAN SOCIETY LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES: A visit to the Bostonian Society Library and Archives will include an overview of the facility, a behind-the-scenes tour into collections storage, and an opportunity to see highlights from their 18th century collection, including materials related to John Hancock and the Hancock family, Paul Revere, and Boston daily life during the American Revolution.

Last fall, the Bostonian Society also discovered a time capsule from 1901 in the lion statue that sits atop the Old State House, so there will also be an opportunity to look at some of the items that were found in the time capsule.

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ARCHIVES: The Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives houses printed programs, press clippings, posters, photographs, administrative files, and an extensive collection of radio broadcast tapes of concerts, and commercial recordings. Visitors can expect to see a representative sample of these collections as well as tour the newly renovated archives space which opened in October 2014. The audio/visual collection makes up about one-third of the Archives’ entire holdings and contains commercial recordings and radio broadcast master tapes of the BSO, the Pops, and the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.

Hope to see you there!

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