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.