Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

Let Your Voice Be Heard at the Washington Garden Redesign Public Hearing May 25

The Old North Church Foundation will host a public hearing on Thursday, May 25th at 6:30 p.m. at the church (193 Salem St.) to discuss plans for its Washington Garden and Courtyard. The redesign looks to transform the space into an outdoor education and art space interpreting Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” The purpose of Read More…

Boston’s Archaeologist Discovers Trove of Artifacts at Old North Church

City of Boston City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley unveiled a trove of artifacts recovered from a dig at the Washington Garden at the Old North Church this week. The artifacts revealed a snapshot of English, Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrant life in the mid to late 1800s, including ceramic pottery, children’s toys, and a clay tobacco Read More…

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Archaeological Dig at Old North Church Reveals Details of Immigrant Lives

An archaeological dig is underway at Old North’s Washington Garden in Boston’s North End. Leading the survey is City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley with teams of volunteers including those shown above from the Old North Foundation that is partnering with the City on the dig. Artifacts found so far include a whole bone dice, stoneware fragments, buttons, tobacco pipes, Read More…

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Beacon Hill Garden Club Wins Founders Fund Award for “Longfellow Garden” at Old North

The project proposal to create a new “Longfellow Garden” courtyard at Old North Church received an important boost with a $30,000 Founders Fund Award through the Beacon Hill Garden Club! The money will be used to remodel the garden and courtyard area adjacent to the Old North Church, at 193 Salem Street. The design proposed to enlarge the opening to the garden, Read More…

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Old North Church Creating New “Longfellow Garden” Courtyard

The Old North Foundation has filed a grant application with the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund to remodel its garden and courtyard area adjacent to the church at 193 Salem Street. Stephen T. Ayres, Vicar of the Old North Church and Executive Director of the Old North Foundation, presented plans to the North End / Waterfront neighborhood groups. Read More…