BLOG POST : March 29, 2017

Welcome to the New Waterworks Website!

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the new and greatly improved Metropolitan Waterworks Museum website! I hope you find this portal as engaging and easy to use as we do. We have built this new site to help you learn, visit, and hopefully support us in our mission to preserve and interpret the rich history of Boston’s public drinking water system.

Inside, you will find new menus, links, and information to guide you through our story. Highlights include a new Visit section to help you locate our historic Richardsonian Romanesque building opposite the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and nestled between the Boston College campus and the end of the Green Line in Cleveland Circle. Make a day of it – take the T and stroll the reservoir until you come to our spectacular Boston landmark.  We are one of the few free museums in Boston!

Once you’ve found us, take a look at our Learn section and dive deeper into the story of the Waterworks, our collections, and the amazing individuals who shaped and influenced our history. We look forward to adding new content to this page and providing links to educators and students who want to gain new insight into our most precious natural resource: water!

Be sure to click on our Exhibits and Events pages for the latest happenings at the Museum. Want to wander through a new exhibit by local artists? Feel like taking in a lecture on architectural history? Or are you up for morning book group discussion? Our calendar is filling up with new experiences designed to delight and inform. Interested in holding a private event with us? We are booking dates for weddings, corporate and non-profit social events. Our partnership with several excellent caterers will ensure that the occasion is unique and special. We are ready to help with those inquiries.

Finally, explore our Support page. Here, we invite you to engage with us more deeply. We welcome your tax-deductible donations and hope you will jump in with us as we expand our education offerings and reach to new communities. Or, become a member, and take advantage of special opportunities to visit, learn or party with us! Volunteers can learn more about how to share their time and talents with more than 10,000 visitors per year. Finally, we invite our business partners and friends to consider building a deeper relationship with us by sponsoring our programs, outreach, and events.

However you visit us – virtually or in person – we welcome you to the Waterworks. Thank you for being the steam in our engines!

— The Waterworks Museum Board, Staff, and Volunteers