Maps tell a story

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 1, 2017

An Urban Oasis in Jamaica Plain

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
July 14, 2017

Bussey Brook, fall, road construction, 1892

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 8, 2016

Bussey Brook, fall, road construction, 1892

Bussey Brook, fall, road construction, 1892

Bussey Brook, fall, road construction, 1892 Alternate Title: Construction of the road near the intersection of Hemlock Hill Road and Bussey Brook with wagon and team and workers in the foreground Photograph by Boston Parks Commission, Boston, MA, United States Bussey Brook at Hemlock Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States October 14, […]

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Unleashed dog attacks and injures goats at the Arboretum

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
September 29, 2016

Unleashed dog attacks and injures goats at the Arboretum

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Two of four goats leased by the Arnold Arboretum for weed and invasive plant control in its Peters Hill landscape were attacked by an off-leash dog that jumped over their electrified enclosure Wednesday afternoon. The goats survived the attack but sustained injuries, and have been removed from the Arboretum for veterinary treatment. The dog was […]

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Bussey Hill Road construction, fall 1890

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
October 1, 2015

Bussey Hill Road construction, fall 1890

Ground prepared and marked for the construction of Bussey Hill Road

Roads, fall, Bussey Hill Road, construction, 1890 Alternate Title: Ground prepared and marked for the construction of Bussey Hill Road Photograph by Boston Parks Commission, Boston, MA, United States Bussey Hill Road, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States October 1890 A larger version of this image is available in Harvard University’s HOLLIS+ catalog. The […]

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Mounted Boston Park Rangers in front of Hunnewell Building, 1984

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 27, 2015

Mounted Boston Park Rangers in front of Hunnewell Building, 1984

Boston Park Rangers

Mounted Boston Park Rangers in front of Hunnewell Building Photograph by Corliss Knapp Engle (1936-2009), United States Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 1984 The late 1970s and early 1980s saw and upswing in violence and vandalism in Boston, which led to a subsequent drop-off in visitation to city parks. Responding to the growing […]

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