Maureen Melton, Susan Morse Hilles Director of Libraries and Archives and Museum History

From the time the MFA was founded in 1870, female philanthropists have played a key role in making it one of the world’s greatest encyclopedic museums. Join us for a walking tour to explore the fascinating lives of several of these remarkable donors, including Elizabeth Chapman Lawrence.

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.



 Above: Elizabeth Chapman Lawrence. Image courtesy of Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA.