Massachusetts Historical Society

Event

A History of Boston

Hybrid

Daniel Dain

This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. $10 per person fee (in person). No charge for virtual attendees or Card to Culture participants (EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare). The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.

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Boston was the home of the Great Puritan Migration, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the first civil rights movement, the abolition movement, and the women’s rights movement. But the city that gave us the first use of ether as anesthesia, the telephone, technicolor film, and the mutual fund was also the hub of the anti-immigration movement, the divisive busing era, and decades of self-inflicted decay. Join Daniel Dain as he acts as your tour guide from the arrival of First Peoples up to the election of Boston’s first woman and person of color as mayor. Dain’s work explores the policies and practices that took Boston from its highest heights to its lowest lows and back again, and examines the central role that density, diversity, and good urban design play in the success of cities like Boston.

Hybrid Event

The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00. If you have questions about the in-person event, please contact Olivia Sayah at 617-646-0580 or osayah@masshist.org. 

Masks are optional for this event.

The virtual program begins at 6:00 PM and will be hosted on the video streaming platform, Youtube. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.

 

 

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