A Victorian Summer: Good Friends, Tasty Food and a Cold Beer

The Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust PRESENT:

A WALKING TOUR EVENT — with author and historian Dee Morris

Sunday, August 20th at 2PM

The tree-shaded landscape of Forest Hills is the eternal home of Victorians who enhanced the social life of Boston.  Jacob Wirth (1840-1892) and his family established a legendary eating and drinking emporium that is a landmark today. The fresh shellfish at the oyster saloon of Richard “Rich” Higgins (1830-1904) and the lager beer of Henry Pfaff (1826-1893) drew a loyal following. Events at Roxbury estates featured fresh flowers or fruit from Marshall P. Wilder (1789-1886). In addition, Forest Hills also embraces the grave sites of many workers who made this attractive life possible.

This Walking Tour lasts up to 90 minutes with frequent stops over varied terrain.

Meet at the Visitor’s Circle just inside the main gate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.

Dee Morris is a noted local historian who explores and documents the diverse social history of 19th century Greater Boston. Author of Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Séances, Mediums & Immortality, and Medford: A Brief History.

Admission:  $10 per person for advance tickets; $12 day of the tour.