Brookline: Larz Anderson Car Museum: Cars & Coffee (free)

We'll go to the Museum which is free on this Saturday. We'll be joining a car enthusiast group who can teach us about these fine cars on exhibit as we sip coffee. Then go for a local walk around Jamaica Pond or Arnold Arboretum. The optional walking part would be about 4 miles.
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Cars and Coffee was created for car enthusiasts to meet up early on a Saturday morning. The Museum opens early at 8am on these designated Saturdays for your viewing. Grab a coffee, a snack and check out some of the Boston area’s best cars.

This event is free, but if you become a member, it includes free admission to all the Museum’s lawn events. http://larzanderson.org/events/lawn-events/carscoffee2014/

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The Museum is housed in the opulent carriage house first built by wealthy Bostonians Larz and Isabel Anderson. It is now home to the Anderson Motorcar Collection as well as revolving exhibits featuring rare automobiles, automobilia, automotive artwork and vintage fashion. These exhibitions are a feast for the eyes and provide a great educational experience for both kids and adults.

Just ten minutes from downtown Boston and nestled inside the 64 beautiful acres of Larz Anderson Park, the Museum is home to “America’s Oldest Car Collection”. These automobiles form the Museum’s permanent collection and are housed within the Carriage House, built in 1888 and designed by the city architect of Boston, Edmund M. Wheelwright, who was also responsible for several notable Boston structures like the Boston Public Library.

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum also offers enjoyable and informative tours, with varied and in-depth discussions on the automobile and its impact on society. Aside from the tour, we offer four different educational programs that range from kindergarten to high school and cover a variety of topics from early transportation to automotive design.  Each tour offers hands on artifacts and real life observational tools. Visit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a day of exploration and fun that will create lasting memories for you and your group that is guaranteed to stay with you long after you leave. For more information on tours and programming, visit our education page.

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  • Todd

    I enjoyed seeing and photographing those old cars and exhibits (especially the one about designer Raymond Loewy), but I didn't see anyone in the Meetup group, though I held up a Meetup sign to try to flag their attention. It would help in the future for the host(ess) to hold up a Meetup sign at a designated spot so everyone can "Meetup" properly.

    August 24

    • Todd

      I was at the coffee bar, and I did have my sign with me.

      August 24

    • Suzanne S

      Weird that nobody saw you and said hi. Thank you. Were you there are 9am?

      August 24

  • Geri

    I was there at 9:00 too and visited museum, walked around park and then walked Jamaica Pond. A nice day but never saw anyone as the event was very crowded. Hope to try again soon

    August 24

  • Suzanne S

    Fun.

    August 24

  • Suzanne S

    When Isabel was only five years old, she inherited $17 million dollars from her grandfather William Fletcher Weld, making her the wealthiest woman in America. Her inheritance was held in a trust for her until her twenty-first birthday. Larz Anderson's family was also wealthy and both were established in the US before they met. William Weld, former Governor of Massachusetts, is the most prominent living member of this family.

    August 23

  • kathleen

    Sorry I missed toy. I had a great time roaming and talking with some of the car owners and seeing the museum. It was a beautiful day to be there even though I missed the group. Kathleem

    1 · August 23

  • Harris

    Suzanne is late! She will pick up Karen at the "T" and everyone should just start look at cars and do a round of intros.

    August 23

    • Suzanne S

      Thanks for alerting everyone. Gotta love the comments section.

      August 23

  • Lisa P

    Is there a group that has found each other?

    August 23

    • Suzanne S

      Lisa, thank you for being such a help today with gathering people. Your car knowledge is impressive! (for a gal!)

      August 23

  • Carol

    Where is the group I am wandering around

    August 23

  • Marietje H.

    Larz Anderson Park is pretty small, but there are also some great places to walk in the area. You are very close to Jamaica Pond and the Arnold Arboretum. Are you planning to go for a walk afterwards? I can show you where to go.

    1 · August 17

    • Linda H.

      if you take the 51 bus from Cleveland C on the c line it will get u to the Anderson park My son got married at the car museum, going to bring great memories see u all there

      August 19

    • Suzanne S

      Thanks Linda.

      August 19

  • Linda H.

    read lower taking the "T" 20 years

    August 19

  • Suzanne S

    Is anyone carpooling from the T? It's a 1.1 mile walk from Forest Hills T.

    August 19

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