Elizabeth S. Levy Merrick’s New Travel Guide Takes Readers to Boston’s Historic House Museums

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‘Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Boston’s Historic House Museums’ takes readers to more than 40 historic homes.

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“Historic house museums are the next best thing to a time machine,” Merrick says. “Step over the threshold and you’re back in the past.”

Elizabeth S. Levy Merrick calls herself a lifelong aficionado of historic homes. She now hopes to make historic house buffs out of readers with her new travel guide, “Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Boston’s Historic House Museums” (published by Lulu).

“There is nothing like being physically present in a historic place to fully experience it,” Merrick says. “These historic houses tell us so much about people and events that shaped the world we live in today.”

Merrick’s guide includes colorful profiles of more than 40 historic houses open to the public, in and around Boston. It acts as an indispensable handbook to help readers discover hidden historical gems as well as experience some better-known portals to the past. From Colonial to Victorian, from modest to upper-crust, there are houses for every interest.

“Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Boston’s Historic House Museums” provides not only essential facts about each house, but also photos and a narrative that captures the overall visitor experience at each site. This approach enables readers to prioritize and plan visits to their liking.

“Historic house museums are the next best thing to a time machine,” Merrick says. “Step over the threshold and you’re back in the past.”

“Be There Then: A Guide to Exploring Greater Boston’s Historic House Museums”
By Elizabeth S. Levy Merrick
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781483419237
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 132 pages | ISBN 9781483419213
E-Book | 132 pages | ISBN 9781483419220

About the Author
Elizabeth S. Levy Merrick is a lifelong aficionado of historic houses and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. She invites readers to visit her at http://www.bostonhistorichouses.com.

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