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Thursday, March 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass.
Celebrate the newest special exhibition in the galleries at the Eustis Estate: Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard. Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings, and fun period advertisements, the exhibition reveals how the mid-century backyard became an integral part of American popular culture. See it before it opens to the public and enjoy a light reception. Retro backyard party attire (think summer garden parties and backyard barbecues) is highly encouraged.
Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard is presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian Gardens’ Archive of American Gardens.
Image from Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard: Lakewood Plaza, outdoor living space. Long Beach, Calif., 1950s. Maynard L. Parker, photographer. Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif.
Tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please contact our box office to get up-to-the-minute ticket availability information.