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Tour of Massachusetts State House with Senator Spilka '75

  • Massachusetts State House 24 Beacon Street Boston, MA (map)

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Karen Spilka '75

Karen Spilka '75

Join fellow Cornell alumni for a special tour of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. We will begin with a 45 minute docent-led guided tour, followed by a “behind the scenes” tour of the Senate Chamber with State Senator Karen Spilka (Cornell ’75). There will be an opportunity to ask questions and a group photo will be taken by the State House photographer.

Meet at 11:30 am on Monday, January 11, 2016 in Doric Hall at the State House. Participants will need to go through a security checkpoint. The event will end by 1:00 pm. If there is interest, we will find a restaurant nearby to have lunch afterwards.  


Monday, January 11, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bob Feldman at

About The State House

The Massachusetts State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch, the leading architect of his time, is a grand repository of history as well as an architectural treasure. With a cornerstone laid by Samuel Adams in 1795, and a dome coppered by Paul Revere in 1802, its marble-floored corridors and spacious ceremonial rooms are filled with works of art depicting our state’s unique heritage. 

About State Senator Karen Spilka

Senator Karen Spilka is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and holds a B.S. from Cornell. As State Senator, she represents the 2nd Middlesex and Norfolk district, which includes the towns of Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway and Natick. She serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, the committee that oversees the budget and finances of the Commonwealth. She also chairs the Biotech Legislative Caucus and the Tech Hub Caucus. Senator Spilka’s legislative accomplishments include efforts in a broad range of areas including economic development, jobs creation, education, juvenile justice and services for the elderly and disabled communities.

Photo of Massachusetts State House by Flickr user Amaury Laporte (CC BY-NC 2.0)