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Lost Boston : A Lecture by Anthony Sammarco

Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Join local historian Anthony Sammarco for this lecture based on his new book.  On this nostalgic journey back in time you will visit some of the

disappeared Boston buildings and places in all their grandeur, before the wrecking ball.  Included in the book are such vanished icons as the Howard Athenaeum, the Boston Opera House, Braves Field, and the original Museum of Fine Arts.

Anthony Sammarco is the author of 68 book son Boston-area history.  His new book Lost Boston was released by Pavilion Press in May.  

The U.S. Slave Song Project Choir In Concert At the Royall House

Sunday, August 3, at 4:00pm – 5:00pm

 Join us for an afternoon of music and history at theRoyall House.  This event is free.  The U.S. Slave Song Project (USSSP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about authentic U.S. slave songs.  This "Spirituals" Choir was formed on Marthas Vineyard, MA by Director James Thomas in 2006.  Presented the Friends of the Medford Public Library and the Royall House.

 

Mary Dyer : A Performance by Jessa Piaia

Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m.

William and Mary Dyer emigrated to Boston in 1635. They became followers of Anne Hutchinson, and were expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the Puritan elders.  In 1650, Mary became a Quaker, upon her return to Massachusetts, she was twice expelled and in 1660 she was hanged on Boston Common for her Quaker beliefs.  Historians credit her death with establishing the basis for religious freedom subsequently granted in our Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution. A statue of her stands in front of the State House in Boston.

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