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Events for Wednesday, May 17th

6:00pm Privy to the Past: Immigrant Histories from Washington Garden. Archaeologists from the City of Boston Archaeology Program were invited to Washington Garden at Old North to excavate the back yard of three brick tenement buildings that once stood in the garden. Located at Old North Church featuring speaker: Joe Bagley. Tickets: “pay what you will” donation, reserve your ticket here.

Boston City Archives: T-Wharf Circa 1920-1950

http://cityofbostonarchives.tumblr.com/post/160731298965/fishermen-on-t-wharf-circa-1920-1950-boston

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Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Thursday, May 18

4:00pm Tour of the Towns NEMPAC Instrument Petting Zoo – Charlestown Public Library. NEMPAC and the Eureka Musician’s Ensemble will team up in an exciting “Tour of the Towns” this summer, bringing their fun and interactive Instrument Petting Zoos to Charlestown and Beacon Hill. Located at 179 Main St, Charlestown.

5:30pm NEMPAC Children’s Music Theatre Troupe Presents: Seussical Kids! NEMPAC’s Music Theatre Troupe will take on Dr. Seuss and all of his popular characters; from Horton the Elephant to the Cat in the Hat, our young performers will journey to the Jungle of Nool in this spectacular musical of Dr. Seuss! Located at Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St, Boston – Tickets are available for purchase.

7:00pm Meet the Makers Opening Reception at North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street. Join us for a “Meet the Makers” Opening Reception for our Annual Celebration of Craft: Student & Alumni Exhibit. Located at North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, view the events post.

Friday, May 19

6:00pm St. John School Auction Fundraiser. 2017 St. John School auction fundraiser to benefit the renovations to our Tosi Gymnasium and further enhance our science and technology programs. Located at the Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront, 3 Battery Wharf.

6:00pm Sean Stellato – Book presentation and signing. No Backing Down is the true story of the 1994 Salem High school football team, which was composed of players from the most challenged personal circumstances. Located at I AM Books, 189 North St, Boston.

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1 COMMENT

  1. This is an interesting picture of T Wharf with Eastern Packet Pier in the background. I would guess the date is the mid 1930’s.
    Notice the floats and long bamboo poles. These are seine fishermen shown repairing their nets. They probably were fishing for mackerel or herring in the outer harbor or Stellwagen Bank.. Dog fish often got caught in the nets and they needed constant maintenance. The old man in the top boat may be setting hooks in a tub trawl. This picture depicts a vanished way of life.

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