International Women's Day Celebration- “Raising Progress: The Nichols Family on Beacon Hill”

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International Women's Day Celebration- “Raising Progress: The Nichols Family on Beacon Hill”

FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL WOMEN! The Nichols House Museum, located on historic Beacon Hill, will celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 7. The museum will offer free admission for all women visitors and will include an exhibit that celebrates the remarkable lives and careers of the Nichols family. Please call the Nichols House Museum at 617.227.6993 for further information.

International Women’s Day is dedicated to celebrating the political, social and economic achievements made by women as well as continuing to promote issues of gender equality. The Nichols Family built an incredible home and family on Beacon Hill at the turn of the twentieth century. Arthur and Elizabeth Nichols nurtured their daughters with progressive values and were models of forward thinking, conscientious citizens. Rose, Marian and Margaret Nichols’ upbringing perfectly suited them for the role of the “New Woman” during the Progressive Era. The three Nichols sisters were intelligent, outspoken, and driven; advocating for themselves as well as those less fortunate and pioneering careers in male dominated fields. The Nichols House celebrates International Women’s Day with the accomplishments of this incredibly dynamic family in mind, as well as their interest in furthering gender equality moving forward.

The Nichols House is a historic house museum that offers visitors a unique glimpse of late 19th and early 20th century domestic life on Boston’s Beacon Hill. Located at 55 Mount Vernon St., the museum is currently open for tours Thursday through Saturday, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.


Elizabeth Nichols entertaining in Cornish, NH, c. 1920s

Elizabeth Nichols (far left) entertaining at the Nichols' summer home in Cornish, NH, c. 1920s.