West End Museum

West End Museum information

Location
Boston , USA
Address
150 Staniford St
Getting there
Bostont: North Station
More information
www.thewestendmuseum.org
Opening hours
noon-5pm Tue-Fri, 11am-4pm Sat
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This gem of a neighborhood museum is dedicated to preserving the memory of the West End and educating the public about the ramifications of unchecked urban development. The main exhibit The Last Tenement traces the history of the neighborhood from 1850 to 1958, highlighting its immigrant populations, economic evolution and eventual destruction.

Additional space is devoted to temporary exhibits that highlight former residents, neighborhood architecture and broader issues of historic preservation. The museum also hosts occasional concerts, book talks and guided tours.