Ongoing Events

Significant Francophone Women of the 20th Century

Political figures, painters, activists, writers, actresses… so many women have shaped the 20th century. From Simone Veil to Brigitte Bardot, discuss ten women who have impacted culture and society.

In this course you’ll discuss ten Francophone women whose lives and work have changed culture and society and have helped shape the course of the twentieth century in France and around the Francophone world. You’ll discuss, read and learn more about the incredible contributions of:

Marie Curie
Simone Veil
Edith Piaf
Germaine Tillion
Jacqueline Auriol
G. de Gaulle
Brigitte Bardot
Bineta Diop
Michaelle Jean
Simone de Beauvoir.

Location: French Cultural Center- Alliance Francais of Boston, 53 Marlborough St, Boston MA
Date: Starting September 21st, 2017
More information available at the following link


Japanese House

Families can explore every corner of this fully-equipped Japanese house reconstructed in Boston by Japanese carpenters. Japanese family life, customs, ceremonies, art, architecture and seasonal events are all highlighted in the fully functional 100-year-old house inside the Museum.

This House was a gift to the City of Boston from the City of Kyoto on the 20th Anniversary of their sister city relationship in 1979. It was brought to the United States piece by piece and rebuilt at Boston Children’s Museum, where it still stands today. Very few of these houses still exist even in Japan, so come explore this rare and very special landmark.

When: Ongoing
Location: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St Boston, MA 02210

More information available here.