Sixty years ago, the residents of Boston were facing a bleak economic future. Today the city is a thriving hub for entrepreneurs and intellectuals. How did the city transform and reinvigorate its depressed post-WWII economy? This workshop will connect the history of Boston to the major economic and social trends of the late 20th century, and provide educators with classroom-ready materials that reveal how Boston became the innovation hub of America.
This program is open to educators and history enthusiasts. Educators can earn 22.5 PDPs or one graduate credit (for an additional fee).
Workshop Fee: $25 per person (to cover materials and lunch)
- Hear Richard Garver, former Deputy Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, discuss the history of Boston's redevelopment in the last half of the twentieth century.
- View items from the Society's collections documenting Boston's changing landscape.
- Visit the West End Museum and learn more about the destruction of this formerly Italian and Jewish neighborhood 1950s.