The North End Historical Society Presents
A talk and book signing of Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston by Dr. Eileen Botting of the University of Notre Dame
Thursday, January 12, at 6 p.m.
Dr. Botting recently edited and published, for the first time, this manuscript history of Boston by Hannah Mather Crocker (1752-1829). Crocker was the granddaughter of Cotton Mather and the niece of Thomas Hutchinson, she lived near North Square for most of her life (the St. John School now covers the small alley where her house was), and she inherited the invaluable Mather library. She used her reminiscences of her long life as well as her library and other documents to write a history of Boston that she hoped would one day be published — and now it has happened, albeit about 200 years later!
The event will be held in Sacred Heart Church Hall, 9 Sun Court Street, North End.
THIS IS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BECAUSE SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE EMAIL NORTHENDHS@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 617-680-3829 TO RSVP.
More information on the North End Historical Society can be found at NorthEndBoston.org.
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