Videos Highlight National Park’s 100th Anniversary

During the week of February Vacation, the Adams National Historical Park Visitor Center will air videos from National Parks across the country as part of the National Park Service’s 100 Years Anniversary Celebration.

Learn about parks from Denali National Park and Preserve to the Allegheny Portage Railroad, and even some New England favorites like Adams National Historical Park.  The Visitor Center is located at 1250 Hancock St. and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 16 – 19.

The Visitor Center also offers a bookstore and restrooms.  Validated parking is located on the 4th and 5th floors in the Galleria Parking Garage.  Visit the park website at or call 617-770-1175 for more information.

Adams National Historical Park includes the birthplaces of the second and sixth presidents of the United States, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, along with the “Old House at Peace field,” home to both presidents and four generations of their distinguished family.

During the open season, April 19 through Nov. 10, tickets to the historic homes can be purchased at the Visitor Center located at 1250 Hancock St., Quincy.  A free park trolley transports visitors from the Visitor Center to the Birthplaces and the  “Old House at Peace field” for a two and a half hour tour.  The first tour leaves at 9:15 a.m. and the last tour leaves at 3:15 p.m., seven days a week including federal holidays.

Tickets are $10 for adults (children 15 and under are free) and sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Adult Literacy Volunteers Needed

Literacy Volunteers-Quincy needs volunteer tutors for one-on-one instruction to adults in basic reading and writing.

Those interested are invited to attend a Literacy Orientation to find out more about the program. Orientations are scheduled for Tuesday, June 17th and Thursday, June 26th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Thomas Crane Public Library.

For more information, call Mary at 617-376-1314 or email her at

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