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BPL Grove Hall

Getting it Together in Franklin Park: The Past and Future of a Boston Landmark

Getting it Together in Franklin Park: The Past and Future of a Boston Landmark
Getting it Together in Franklin Park: The Past and Future of a Boston Landmark

Time & Location

Mar 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

BPL Grove Hall, 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121, USA

About the event

Franklin Park is one of the great urban parks in the world. Generations of Bostonians have loved this landscape and invested it with many diverse memories and meanings. Today the park is at a turning point. Mayor Wu has approved an Action Plan to guide its future, and the city and its partners have proposed new multi-million dollar construction projects. The time is right to consider the past , as well as the future, of Franklin Park.

Ethan Carr is a professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His latest book is Boston’s Franklin Park: Olmsted, Recreation, and the Modern City (Amherst: Library of American Landscape History, 2023).

This event is co-sponsored by the Grove Hall Branch of the BPL, the Dorchester Historical Society and the JP Historical Society. It is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.  The event will use a hybrid format you can attend in-person or via Zoom.  

Please register here if you want to get the Zoom details: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pUtwfzf1RL-U8n5yWxCJdw

No registration is required if you are coming in person - just show up!  But in the case of heavy snow, the event will be held virtually.

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