Belmont Woman's Club
661 Pleasant Street
Belmont, MA 02478
617-484-4892

Upcoming Events

 Tour the 1853 Homer House

Summer 2014 tours will be offered on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning June 27.

Fridays at 1 p.m.
Saturdays at 12, 1, 2 and 3 p.m., on the hour.
Group tours by appointment.
Adults $10, children ages 5-12 $5. Members free.

Docent-led tours of the Homer House feature a Homer family narrative with special emphasis on American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) and his early life in and career connection to Belmont, MA. Included in the tour is a viewing of this summer’s exhibit.

 

Winslow Homer’s Civil War



Winslow Homer, 1862, The Sharpshooter on Picket Duty

From 1861 to 1865, Winslow Homer served as a special artist/correspondent for the New York periodical, Harper's Weekly. This exhibit features original woodcut engravings on newsprint of Homer's battlefield, camp and home front illustrations. You will literally "step into the picture" of Homer's 1861 illustration, The War -- Making Havelocks for the Volunteers, which was set in the Homer House parlor.

It's easy to visit the Homer House

 

The 1853 Homer House is located at Belmont Center, 8 miles from Boston, at 661 Pleasant Street (Rte. 60). Accessible from Route 2, Exit 59. Also via MBTA buses #74 and #75 from Harvard Square and via Commuter Rail (Acton-Fitchburg line) to Belmont Center. 

Limited parking on Pleasant Street.

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