Sanders Theater has seen its fair share of speakers, performers, and lectures in its many days at Harvard. With impressive acoustics and a semi-circle design, it is able to accommodate up to 1,166 guests while still maintaining an intimate atmosphere. A member of the League of Historic American Theaters, it has been graced by speakers ranging from Winston Churchill to Martin Luther King Jr, and today it often functions as a concert and lecture hall. Many world-renowned professional groups, such as the Boston Philharmonic, perform here on a regular basis. Though the theater is not normally open to the public, try to get a ticket to one of the performances, as it is truly a magnificent building.
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum located on the Harvard campus, has three floors of ancient Greek, Roman, Japanese and Indian art. In fact, nearly every culture in antiquity is represented by a piece in the permanent exhibits. Pay a small admission fee for entry to the museum and study room and step into the ancient world of art. For tours and other details check the website.
Fort Point Channel has become something of a hot spot for budding New England artists and Fort Point Arts Community Gallery displays their work in its 1,093-square foot site. The gallery is located in the Artist Building on the mezzanine level. An example of the work shown here is the exhibit Our Pets-Our Selves, which highlights artists Paul Weiner, Anna Salmeron and Jim Head Clausnitzer. Admission to the museum is free.
The First Universalist Church in Salem is also fondly referred as the First Universalist Society of Salem. Built in 1808, the Church site is precisely situated at 211 Bridge Street in Salem. The congregation was established in 1805 and it is a highly regarded church site in the entire Massachusetts. The building is a supreme example of the Federal style of architecture and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Renowned First Parish Church Waltham is a monumental church structure in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is located at 50 Church Street and is owned by a Unitarian Universalist Congregation. It was constructed in 1933 by architects Allen and Collens. Built in the Classic Revival style of architecture, it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Medfield's First Parish Unitarian Church is located on North Street. It was constructed in 1789 and is a fine example of the Greek Revival style of architecture. It offers worship services and also paves way for a variety of other human developmental facilities, including the Sunday school for children. Owing to its tremendous historic significance, it got listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House (or the R. B. Forbes House) was constructed in 1833 by Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and John Murray Forbes for their mother Margaret Perkins Forbes. Boston architect Isaiah Rogers designed this Greek Revival style mansion that is now a museum and a National Historic Landmark. The Forbes family heirlooms are preserved in the museum. Visitors can access the museum grounds free of charge and guided museum tours can be reserved in advance.