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Museum Day

The Gibson House Museum, 137 Beacon St., will participate in the annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The museum will offer free admission for one person plus a guest. Tours will not be offered, but rooms will be open for viewing.

The house designed by noted 19th century Boston architect Edward Clarke Cabot is the most authentic single-family brownstone in the Back Bay. Home to three generations of one family between 1860 and 1954, the museum welcomes visitors from around the globe who are attracted by the house’s social history, architectural significance and stellar collection of 19th and early 20th century decorative arts.

Go to to download a ticket for free admission to the museum and a 10 percent discount in the museum store.

Introduction to genealogy

The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury St., will host a new visitors’ day at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

This free orientation and tour will introduce resources available at the NEHGS research facility, home to more than 15 million artifacts, books, manuscripts, microfilms, journals, photographs and records to help research family histories. Tour attendees are welcome to use the resources following the tour. Registration is not required.

Further information can be found at or by calling 888-296-3447.