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Stephen Puleo Author Talk Nov. 6th; Top Ten Favorite North End Things

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the North End Historical Society (NEHS), Author Stephen Puleo will talk about his top ten favorite things about the North End on November 6 at 6pm at the North Bennet Street School. This program is open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person, but tickets for current members are Read More…

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From Clark’s Square to Methodist Alley: North End Churches

North End Historical Society president and local historian Alex Goldfeld will give an illustrated presentation about Old North, New Brick, First Baptist, and many other houses of worship in the North End. Boston churches, like the Manifesto Church and Old West, will be included for context and comparison. Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Read More…

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“Brethren, Bethel, And Basilica” in North Square, Part 2

This is the second installation of Jessica Dello Russo’s “Brethren, Bethel, And Basilica”, following part one. Inside the only surviving Colonial-era house of worship in Boston’s North End, today’s Christ Church or “Old North”, a modern plaque on the wall close by the door to the vestry (below a bust of George Washington) states that Charles Read More…

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“Brethren, Bethel, And Basilica” – North Square Worship Sites From 1649 to Today

By Jessica Dello Russo North Square is undergoing a $2.5 million facelift – the first in many decades. It includes the installation in 2019 of public art by A+J Art+Design on the theme of the many historical periods through which the square has endured as open space. There will be tributes to Boston’s first colonists from Read More…

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Tour the Otis House Museum with the North End Historical Society

Otis House MuseumA new event from the North End Historical Society: On Wednesday, January 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge Street, West End Lorna Condon, the Curator of the Historic New England Library and Archives, will lead a rare and exclusive showing of photographs, advertisements, postcards, architectural drawings, and other Read More…

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Historical Tour: Exploring the Origins of the Fitzgerald & Kennedy Families

Courtesy of the North End Historical Society: The Enduring Qualities: An Exploration of the Origins of the Fitzgerald and Kennedy Families in Boston, Saturday August 21, 2010 The Enduring Qualities: An Exploration of the Origins of the Fitzgerald and Kennedy Families in Boston, Saturday August 21, 2010 Ten days before his inauguration as president, John Read More…

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Street Corner Society – Video of William Foote Whyte & North End Interviews

The North End Historical Society and the Nazzaro Community Center recently sponsored a discussion with Dr. Oscar Andersson, revisiting the 1943 book “Street Corner Society”, by Willam Foote Whyte. It is now well known that the groundbreaking sociological book is about life in the North End in the late 1930s, although the author kept secret Read More…

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Journal of the North End Historical Society – Call for Papers

The inaugural issue of the Journal of the North End Historical Society is issuing a call for papers. The Journal is multi-disciplinary and accepts submissions on a wide range of topics including history, geography, sociology, statistics, biography, and architecture, as well as state-of-the-field essays, book reviews, reviews of films, museum exhibitions, and Web sites. All Read More…

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North End Historical Society Goes Live

There are many neighborhood groups in the North End/Waterfront area, but one that has been long in coming is a historical society. This is ironic for a community with such a multitude of historical destinations. Thanks to interested residents including local historian, Alex Goldfeld, a North End Historical Society was finally established and recently announced Read More…