Dorchester Illustration no. 2297 Upham's Corner Comfort Station
Activating a Historic Site: Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen' at Old South Meeting House April 28th
The Old South Meeting House is hosting "Activating a Historic Site: Sip & Spoke Bike...
Dorchester Illustration no. 2296 Baker Chocolate advertisement 1911
Baker Chocolate & Co. began at Lower Mills in 1780. By the mid-19th century they began to advertise in print. Their adoption of the portrait of La Belle Chocolatiere as their logo in the 1880s coincided with...
Dorchester Illustration no. 2295 10 Carruth Street in 1939
Dorchester's real estate market was not always as hot as it is now. At the end of the Great Depression, the National Shawmut Bank offered 10 Carruth Street at a price of $5,500. The house had an assessed value of...
The Old Overholt and Other Stories
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2 pm, at the William Clapp House, 195 Boston Street
Michaela Casey will talk about growing up in Dorchester, about how her family influenced and inspired her book, and about the process of character development based on her father's life in Dorchester. The photo on the other side of this postcard shows her grandfather Dan and her father Tom on the steps of 774 Columbia Road. The author will talk about the steps involved in...
Program: Sunday, March 19, 2017 2 pm
The William Clapp House, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
Professor Marilynn S. Johnson from the Department of History at Boston College will speak about her work on urban social relations in late nineteenth-and twentieth-century America. She teaches courses on social movements, urban and working-class history, violence, and the American West. Her earlier work looked at internal migration during World War II, police brutality, and violence on...