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Upcoming Events

There are hundreds of programs, performances and events at Old South Meeting House all year long. Members receive free or discounted admission to many events plus priority seating and other benefits - become a member today.

New events are added throughout the year - see our latest updates on Facebook and twitter or join our email list to receive notifications. 

Lowell Lecture Series presented by the Paul Revere Memorial Association at Old South Meeting House
Collecting Dissent: Museum Collections on the History of Protest, Revolutionary Era to the Present
Dates: Tuesdays in September: Sept 5, Sept 12, Sept 19 at 6:30 pm
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Visit for more details.

Thursday, September 7, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Boston Charter Day
Celebrate Boston’s 387th Birthday!
FREE admission for Massachusetts residents

Thursday, September 7, 7:00pm
Partners in Public Dialogue: Fearless Compassion- Buddhism in the Modern World

A special lecture by Lama Ole Nydahl, presented by Diamond Way Buddhism
Event Cost: $15


Boston is Thoreau Country: A Multimedia Series Celebrating Thoreau's Legacy in the Hub
Celebrate Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday year with music, first-person interpretation, and more. Join us this fall to learn why #BostonIsThoreauCountry!

Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 pm
Why Thoreau Still Matters: Lessons on Environmentalism & Civil Disobedience

Part of the Series “Boston is Thoreau Country: A Multimedia Series Celebrating Thoreau’s Legacy in the Hub,” Co-Presented by Old South Meeting House, The Thoreau Society, and the Boston Literary District

200 years after Henry David Thoreau’s birth in Concord, Massachusetts, a distinguished panel will consider Thoreau’s lessons for today’s world. How have Thoreau’s writings and ideas informed environmental policy, civil disobedience and contemporary writings on humans’ relationships with the natural world? Join the conversation!

This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, registration requested at


Mark your calendars for the rest of this exciting series!

Friday, October 6, 12:15 pm
The Peabody Book Room & the Golden Age of American Letters, with Lynn Hyde

Friday, October 20, 12:15 pm
The Legacy of Publishers Ticknor and Fields in the Old Corner Bookstore, with Rob Velella

Friday, November 3, 12:15 pm
Thoreau’s “Plea for John Brown,” performed by Richard Smith

Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 pm
Music from the Thoreau Family Library, featuring the abolitionist song “The Captive’s Lament.” Performed by the Endicott Chamber Players with historical commentary by Richard Smith