January DAM at Hong Kong 1/18

Join us for a pint for the January DAM.

Wednesday, January 18th, 6pm

The Hong Kong Restaurant
Harvard Square

In the next few months we’re working on some great sites to visit and another show off. Keep posted for more info.

Featured image by John Garghan on Flickr.


Concord Museum

Join us at the Concord Museum

Weds. Dec. 7th, 6pm

Parking GPS Address: 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA

DrinkingAboutMuseums:Boston goes to Concord. Come see the special exhibitions at the Concord Museum. Enjoy miniatures in The Art & Mystery of the Dollhouse; learn about the important role of women in shaping this town in Women of Concord; and see trees decorated in the theme of children’s books in Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Also, take a peek at collections storage and hear about the exciting improvements that the Museum will be going through.

Afterwards, join us at the Trail’s End Cafe for a pint and socializing. Together we can carpool from the museum to the bar, just a couple minutes away. Trail’s End Café, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA.

Please RSVP here.

September at Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell


September 13 at 6 pm
115 John Street, Lowell
in the Boott Cotton Mills

Directions to Tsongas Industrial History Center Offices with parking

Join us for a tour of the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell (Happy 100th birthday National Parks!).

Afterwards, join us at The Old Court for nosh and socializing.
29-31 Central Street, Lowell, MA 01852

Please let us know if you will be attending either part so we can let them know rough numbers.  Thanks!

RSVP here.

Bonus DAM in September at the Hong Kong

Thursday, September 29, 6 pm
with special guests from Frankly Green + Webb

We hope to see you all in September!

The Co-Conspirators: Ed, Jenn, Alli, & Chris

August 11 at Perkins

Perkins School for the Blind Museum, 6 pm

Thursday, August 11, we have been invited to visit the Perkins School for the Blind Museum with Jamie Gordon, archivist Jen Hale, and research librarian Jennifer Arnot.

No need to RSVP, we look forward to seeing you there!

Perkins School for the Blind Museum image


Address and parking:
175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA, 02472.
Visitors usually park in the Beechwood Avenue parking lot, which is off of North Beacon Street across from the Watertown Diner.

After tour gathering will take place at Branch Line at

321 Arsenal Street, Watertown

We hope to see you all in August!

May & June Events – please RSVP!

May 18 at Gore Place in Waltham: RSVP

Wednesday, May 18 –  Gore Place in Waltham
Meet at 6 pm for a tour of the grounds of this 1806 mansion that was home to Governor Christopher Gore. Meet the sheep and a llama.  Be social, raise a pint, enjoy!


Directions to 52 Gore Street in Waltham

Following the tour we will adjourn to John Brewer’s Tavern across the street. We’d like to give them a heads up of how many people might be coming, so please RSVP if you plan on being at one or both portions of the evening.



June 1 at Fitchburg Art Museum: RSVP

Wednesday, June 1Fitchburg Art Museum
Meet at 6 pm for a tour of the museum with director Nick Capasso, then stay for drinks and snacks!

Directions to 185 Elm Street  Fitchburg, MA 01420

Please RSVP and let us know if you plan on coming and if you can drive others.  We will try to connect people as promptly as possible so you all can coordinate pick-ups etc.

If coming from Boston, please give yourself plenty of time to get to Fitchburg in late afternoon traffic.


Gardner, Fitchburg, and Gore… oh my!

Llama at Gore Place

Photo by Bill Damon. Used under CC by 2.0 license.

Hey everyone! We have some super fun excursions planned for the next few months of DAM:

Thursday, March 24, 6 pm – Join us at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on a Thursday evening when they are open until 9pm. Their updated photo policy means we can take (non-flash) photos and social media the heck out of the evening. Socializing location TBD.

Thursday, April 14, 6 pm – Road trip!  We are heading west to Fitchburg Art Museum! After joining us for Museums Showoff in January, Director NickCapasso has invited us to come out to Fitchburg for a private tour of TRIIIBE: same difference and explore the rest of the museum. Socializing onsite following the tour. 6 pm.
(If you are able to drive and willing to take others, please let us know.)

Wednesday, May 18 –  Gore Place in Waltham
Take a tour of the farm, meet the llama, socialize nearby.  Details to follow.  #wegotllama

February Social DAM – 2/10

After several months of being hosted by great museums and then Showing Off for each other, February will be purely social.  Please, join us for fun conversation!

Wednesday, February 10, 6pm

The Hong Kong Restaurant
Harvard Square

In the next few months we’re working on the following spots to visit: Fitchburg Art Museum; Gore Place; and the Crane Estate. Get your traveling shoes on, DAM is hitting the road.

Next Drinking About Museums: Boston/ Museums Showoff, Jan 13


A Reminder to Show Off!

January 13 at 6 pm (Speakers begin at 7 pm)

Happy New Year!

Museums Show Off is tomorrow! There are still a couple slots for speakers if you are interested.  Claim your spot today! Please email us with your name and topic if you are interested in signing up.

 This month’s victims include:

  • Nick Capasso, Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Alli Rico, NEMA
  • Katie Gilligan, Museum of Science
  • Margaret Middleton, Boston Children’s Museum
  • Lynn Baum, Turtle Peak Consulting

It’s not too late to join them!
What is Museums Show Off? It’s a chance for you to get up and talk about what ever museum project, subject, theory, or trend has you inspired, puzzled, or curious for what comes next.  9 minutes, slides if you want, a microphone, and YOU!

Location: We return to the Hong Kong
1238 Mass Ave in Cambridge

Hope to see you all there!

Ed, Jenn, & Alli

November recap and December plans

Hey gang,

Last night was a fabulous time! The good folks at the Museum of Science pulled out all the stops to give 35 of their colleagues an in-depth look at the process behind making their next traveling exhibition: The Science Behind Pixar. Thanks to Emily Marsh, Mike Horvath, Alana Parkes, Katie Gilligan and the rest of the team for showing us what a really really really big and complicated show looks like from the inside.


Our next event will be Wednesday, December 9, 6 pm

Old North Church: Behind-the-scenes Tour

Arrive between 6 and 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – A behind-the-scenes tour of the Old North Church
7 pm – We will move next door to their social event space for drinks, snacks, and conversation.

We must limit participants to 40 people so please RSVP!

RSVP for Old North Church