Hold your event at the Arlington Historical Society. The Smith Building / Museum space and Jason Russell House is available for private rental. The Museum space consists of 1,100 square feet space which features changing exhibitions of Historical Society Collections. Contact Patsy Kraemer by email or call us at 781-648-4300 for details. The room can be transformed for event purposes and there is a small kitchenette for caterers or food and beverage preparation. Two bathrooms are adjacent.
Fronting the museum entrance and the Jason Russell House is an expansive and beautifully shaded lawn. A historic kitchen herb garden and beatiful perennial garden border the entrance. The lawn is a great setting for tented banquets, concerts, cocktail parties, and receptions. The grounds are fully owned by the Historical Society and could be roped off and secured as needed.
The Jason Russell House is a c. 1745 colonial farmhouse well known for being the site of the most intense fighting on April 19, 1775. Your guests can participate in free tours of the house as part of your event upon request.
All rentals will be for a minimum of two hours. Rental times include the renter’s use of the facilities for set-up, break down and cleanup. The fees listed below pertain to either the Smith Museum or the Lawn. Arrangements for anyone wishing to use both simultaneously must be negotiated. Hourly rates are as follows: