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North End Eatery Collage Gifted to Historical Society

The North End Historical Society received a unique gift in the form of a neighborhood restaurant collage by Ed Sokoloff. The contemporary artist has been photographing eateries of all types in Massachusetts for over 10 years. The North End montage was one of five initial creations by Sokoloff, intended to preserve the storefront signs and Read More…

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Tracing Your Italian Ancestry to the Old Country on Thursday, November 14th

Tracing Your Italian Ancestry to the Old Country Thursday, November 14 6:00pm (Note Time Change) Mariners House, North Square North End, Boston Come learn about genealogy and how to research your family tree! Join us for a look at tips and tricks on identifying where your family came from in Italy and how to research Read More…

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“Mather Redux” Brings Perspective on the North End’s Cotton Mather [Photos]

The symposium MATHER REDUX: New perspectives on Cotton Mather culminated on Mather’s home turf this weekend in Boston’s North End. Alex Goldfeld, Board President and Historian of the North End Historical Society expertly led a tour exploring places related to the much-misunderstood cleric, physician and philosopher. Sites included the corner of Richmond and North Streets Read More…

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History of Cannoli Featured at North End Historical Society Presentation [Photos]

The North End Historical Society sponsored a lecture and discussion on “The History of  Cannoli,” the wondrous dessert that attracts thousands to the North End each year. Michele Topor of the famed North End Market Tours explained the major differences between the Italian and Italian-American version of cannoli. And, of course, there were complementary samples Read More…

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Sacco & Vanzetti and African Meeting House on Fall Program List for Historical Society

The North End Historical Society has announced two Fall programs described below. FALL PROGRAMS The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti: Justice on Trial October 4 (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge Street, West End, Boston Join us for a lecture presented by Barbara Berenson, senior attorney with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Read More…

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Film Preview – Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood [Video]

Updated Video: Film Preview for Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood; Produced by the North End Historical Society Following a successful preview event, the North End Historical Society provided an updated film trailer with additional footage from the in-progress film documentary, Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood. The film is being created from stories of Read More…

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Film Preview – Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood [Video]

Video: Film Trailer for Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood; Produced by the North End Historical Society The North End Historical Society held a preview event of the in-progress film documentary, Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood. The film is being created from stories of the Italian-American community that has called the North End home Read More…

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Documentary Preview: “Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood”

On Monday, June 25, 2012, the North End Historical Society is screening a 15 minute version of the documentary Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood. Check out the short clip at www.kendallproductions.com. Please come join in the screening! (invitation below) Bring your family, old photos, home movies and newspaper clips. If you like what you Read More…

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Historical Lecture on Paul Revere Mall Scheduled for May 17, 2012 at Old North Church

THE PAUL REVERE MALL: HISTORY, ART AND COMMUNITY Historical Lectures and Discussion Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:00 PM Old North Church Boston’s North End Representatives of cultural and community organizations will discuss the historical significance of the urban park (called “The Prado” by the North End community) and its monuments, including the Paul Revere Statue by Read More…

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Community Comes Together to Celebrate Cyrus Dallin, His Iconic Paul Revere Statue and the Prado (Photos)

The Paul Revere Mall in Boston’s North End was the sight of an inspiring community celebration on Sunday, April 29, 2012, commemorating the great American sculptor, Cyrus Dallin, his internationally known landmark Paul Revere statue and the Prado park, designed by famed landscape architect Arthur Shurcliff and architect Henry Shepley. The public event drew hundreds Read More…

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Italian-American Identities in the North End Discussed by Dr. Augusto Ferraiuolo (Video)

Dr. Augusto Ferraiuolo discussed his book, Religious Festive Practices in Boston’s North End, to a community audience at an event sponsored by the North End Historical Society. Ferraiulo is a native of Italy and a visiting lecturer at Boston University, Department of Anthropology. The lecture was held on April 26, 2012 at the Sacred Heart Read More…