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POST-GAZETTE,JULY J, 2011 Page 9 by00Iilda M. Morrill  -' . Pictured at the "Medicine that Matters Gala" at the Seaport Hotel are Cheryl Kane, left, BHCHP's Director of Development; Award recipient Suzy Welch, center; and Linda Wood O'Connor, BHCHP's Annual Fund Director. (Photo by In last week's "The Socially Set" column we featured Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program's "Medi- cine that Matters Gala" at the Seaport Hotel/This week we share three more Roger Farrington photos from that very special event. ....... The Milton Historical Society recently held its annual diriner at the Quincy Neighborhood Club. After a cocktail reception and deli- cious dinner, noted antiques dealer and former Milton Academy library director Henry Callan spoke on "The Romance of Tea." His presentation, which included a slideshow, focused on how the ancient Chinese "medicinal herb" changed Roger Farrington) social life in Europe and political life in America. Callan followed the tea trail from early Colonial days through the Boston Tea Party and the Revolution, fol- lowed by the China Trade in tea, silk and porcelain. Es- pecially fascinating was the major part that opium played in the drama as recounted by Mr. Callan. A great time was enjoyed by all. For information about the Society and its upcoming events, be sure to visit ....... Incidentally, The Bos- ton Tea Party Ships and Museum is beginning con- struction of a new state-of- the-art facility that will tell the story of the historical "Medicine that Matters Gala" committee members Dr. Cary Akins & Barbara Akins, left, along with their daughter Jen Akins, right, are pictured with former GE Chairman Jack Welch. (Photo by Roger Farrington) i Real Estate Matto Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 Milton Historical Society pas t president Linda Pirie, left, and Milton resident Mary Anne Merrigan at the Milton Historical Society Annual Dinner. (Photo by Hilda M. Morrill) Boston Tea Party. The Bos- ton Museum is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2012. The Museum will include interactive exhibits, actors dressed in period clothing, a Tavern, and Tea Room, as well as a gift shop for guests to explore. The new Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will feature three tkaditional tall ships, which will repli- cate the ships that took part in the original Boston Tea Party: the Beaver, the Dartmouth, and the Eleanor. Historic Master Ship- wright Leon Poindexter is currently building the ships in Gloucester. To celebrate this monu- mental event, a press con- ference was held in April on Atlantic Wharf, at the corner of Congress St. and Atlantic Ave. Present were Mayor Thomas Menino, a number of State and City officials, members of the business community and actors par- ticipating in the reenact- ment of "the dumping of the tea." Shawn P. Ford is the Ex- ecutive Director of Historic Tours of America, the owner of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Historic Tours of America, Inc. is an entertainment company that provides historically ori- ented vacation experiences for guests through the opera- tion of trolleys, street trains, high speed ferries, themed retail stores, festival mar- ketplaces and other historic tourist attractions in Bos- ton, Key West, San Diego, Savannah, St. Augustine and Washington, D.C. For more information and updates, be sure to visit www.bostonteapartyship.corru ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 After his presentation to the Milton Historical Society on "The Romance of Tea," Henry Callan, left, is pictured with Robin Tagliaferri, Executive Director of the Forbes House Museum, which is located in Milton. ....... We are all invited to enjoy hundreds of lily flow- ers at the "52 nd Annual Lily Show," presented by the New England Lily Society at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Mass. The Show takes place Saturday, July 9 from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors will find new hybrids and may discover a favorite variety among those on display. Guests will encounter the wonderful fra- grances and delight in the vibrant colors that abound in the genus Lilium. Some of the many variet- ies of lilies represented in the show include Asiatic, Canadense, Longiflorum, Trumpet Lily, and hybrid American species, and the giant "Orientpets." In addition, visitors will (Photo by Hilda M. Morrill) be treated to educational displays, a staffed member- ship table with helpful hints, book sales, and other related information. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, located at 11 French Drive in Boylston, is open Tues- day through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Wednesday evenings through September, the gar- den is open extended hours until 8 p.m. Call ahead for directions, group rates and special tours. The main information line is 508-869- 6111, or visit the website at www. towerhillbg, org. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the home of the Worces- ter County Horticultural Society, incorporated in 1842 for the purpose of "ad- (Continued on Page 13) Left to right: BHCHP's Margaret Boles Fitzgerald, Lauren - Baker and committee member Anne Finucane at the "Medicine that Matters Gala." 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