Lowell Lecture

Classic Times: Pompeii Through Today

Date & Time

Sept. 1, 2014


Otis House Museum
141 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114-2702
Driving Directions


Museum Educators

Presenting Organization

Historic New England



Programs are offered free of charge for Boston Public School students in grades K-9 and include bus transportation to the Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston.Programs are offered from September 2014 - June 2015.

Classic Times: Pompeii Through Today: Students explore the classical motifs used in the architecture of ancient Rome, post-revolutionary Boston, and our own era, and then go on a scavenger hunt inside the Otis House Museum to identify classical motifs in their historic setting. Students also make architectural elements in a plaster workshop, study and sketch neo-classical architecture on Beacon Hill, discover motifs on skyscrapers, and participate in a final quiz show that reinforces the day's activities. 4 hour program for grades 4-8.