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“Boston's Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them,” presented by Joseph M. Bagley.
The American Inspiration author series by American Ancestors New England Historic Genealogical (NEHGS) presents the city archaeologist of Boston and historic preservationist Joseph M. Bagley with his latest work on the city’s history. Guest moderator: NEHGS curator of special collections Curt DiCamillo.

As Boston approaches its four-hundredth anniversary and sees new waves of real estate development, it is remarkable that the city retains and maintains its historic character. The story of where, why, and how that happened is now being told in "Boston’s Oldest Buildings and Where to Find Them." The fifty buildings featured in this book all pre-date 1800 and illustrate Boston’s early history. Beginning with a map of the buildings’ locations and an overview of the historic preservation movement in Boston, the new book looks at the fifty buildings in order from oldest to most-recent. The buildings span multiple uses, from homes to churches and warehouses to restaurants. Each chapter features a building, a narrative focusing on its historical significance, and the efforts made to preserve it over time. Don’t miss Bagley’s illustrated presentation followed by discussion with Curt DiCamillo and audience Q+A.

Brought to you by the Brue Family Learning Center at American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Cost: FREE

Jun 3, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Joseph M. Bagley
is the City Archaeologist of Boston, a historic preservationist, and staff member of the Boston Landmarks Commission. He has worked previously for the Massachusetts Historical Commission and Maine Historic Preservation Commission. In 2016, Joe published the award-winning A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts
Curt DiCamillo
Curt DiCamillo, internationally recognized authority on English country houses and the decorative arts, joined NEHGS in February 2016 as our first Curator of Special Collections. A longtime member of NEHGS, Curt has led highly successful heritage tours for us to England and Scotland, lectured extensively in the United States and abroad, and taught classes on British culture and art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Curt was previously Executive Director of The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA, where he successfully raised more than $7 million and initiated many innovative programs. As Curator of Special Collections at NEHGS, Curt provides strategic direction and expert guidance for organizing and exhibiting our extensive collection of family history-related artifacts and fine arts.