Boston Benefactors

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


— with Anthony Sammarco, Author and Historian

Sunday, October 1st at 2PM

Join Anthony Sammarco for a tour highlighting the lives of intriguing collectors and generous philanthropists buried at Forest Hills Cemetery. The Eben Dyer Jordan (both Sr. and Jr.) of Jordan Hall and Jordan Marsh, The Forsyth Family of the Forsyth Dental Clinic, and Andrew Carney of Carney hospital are just a few of the men who made vast fortunes and then became patrons of the arts, science, and social causes.

Many wealthy women were also active philanthropists, such as Pauline Agassiz Shaw who funded kindergartens for Boston’s working women.

George Robert White, H. Eugene Bolles and the Evanses of the Evans Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts are also interred at Forest Hills.

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.

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




Anthony Sammarco is the author of more than 60 books and lectures widely on the history and development of Boston, his native city. Titles include Lost Boston, and many books in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing such as Forest Hills Cemetery and Boston’s Back Bay in the Victorian Era.