“Sing a song of people / Walking fast or slow / People in the City / Up and down they go,” wrote Springfield native Lois Lenski, who, in addition to her prolific and award winning career as a children’s book author, was a gifted poet. Some of her most insightful work focuses on the experience of living in a city. Join us as we combine poetry, art, architecture, and col-lective memory on this exploration of down-town Springfield. Meet outside the Heritage Center, 117 South Fountain Avenue.
$15, which includes one drink at Mela Urban Bistro
Guided by Kevin Rose/ Sponsored by Julie and Joe Garrigan/ Mobility 1
Happy Hour Tours are forty-five to sixty-minute walking tours of downtown, followed by a beer, glass of wine, or soda at a downtown restaurant. Rain dates are the following day at 6 pm.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
The Summer Tour Series, now in its fifteenth year, examines the architecture, design, and history of the built environment in the Greater Springfield Region. Historians, curators, and local professionals guide each tour.
Westcott members receive discounts to most tours. Tickets are available online and at the Westcott House Museum Store, 85 South Greenmount Avenue. Please be advised that many tours will sell out. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.