Rebecca Stone Byrd from UNC Charlotte will deliver a talk on the life and legacy of Susie King Taylor, including her connection to Roxbury.
May 15 at 6:30pm
First Church in Roxbury
10 Putnam Street
The Susie King Taylor Memorial Project seeks to honor the life and legacy of Ms. Susie King Taylor, through an updated headstone and a More-Than-a-Dash Tag. It also seeks to officially commemorate her life with a stone renewal ceremony at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mattapan, MA where she is currently laid to rest. This project will provide the community at large an opportunity to honor and celebrate her contributions to the Civil War and cement her stamp on African American History.
This event is free and all are welcome.
May is Preservation Month in the City of Boston. In conjunction with the Landmarks Commission, the Roxbury Historical Society will be opening the historic Cochituate Standpipe at the top of Fort Hill in Highland Park.
Learn about how this water tower once served the city of Boston & climb to the top and see the great view. Former State Representative Byron Rushing and former director of the Waterworks Museum Marcis Kempe will speak about its history and explain how the standpipe functioned.
This event is free and all are welcome.
Sunday, May 5 from 3-5pm
City Archaeologist Joe Bagley and the City of Boston Archaeology program are currently digging at the Shirley-Eustis House! They are hoping to find the original foundation of the Mansion, particularly the location of the winter kitchen, and also privies. The dig started on October 1st and is expected to last for about two or three weeks.
Check out these panoramic, interactive photos of the dig site.
More information here.
As part of Boston Preservation Month there will be a walking discussion in Highland Park/Fort Hill to discuss how the neighborhood has grown and changed over its long history in terms of urban form and social dynamics.
Led by Curtis Perrin and Barry Gaither. Meet at 11AM, Saturday, May 26 at the Hubway/BlueBikes station out front of Roxbury Crossing T Station.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org All are welcome, and this event is free and should last about 2 hours.
A hearing for the landmarking of Henry Hampton’s house at 88 Lambert Ave. will be held at Boston City Hall, 9th Floor, at 6PM on Tuesday, June 27. Entry to City Hall at night is via the back entry on the Congress Street side (facing Fanueil Hall).
88 Lambert Ave. was the base of operations for Hampton’s studio Blackside as well as being his residence. Hampton won several Emmy awards and is famous for his documentary “Eyes on the Prize,” which is credited with shifting the narrative on Civil Rights from victimization to strength. He was a vital presence in the community for many years.
The house is also important as an excellent piece of architecture dating from the Regency period in the 1830s. It was designed by the notable early American architect Richard Bond.
This house is of National importance because of its association with the Civil Rights movement.
Public attendance at the hearing will show that the community is committed to saving this house.
Roxbury Community School, Highland Park Free School and the New School for Children were independent schools founded by parents to provide their children with an excellent education when the Boston Public Schools were failing them. What does the independent school experience offer in light of today’s educational challenges. Parents, teachers and students will share their experiences. Please rsvp click here.
Hosted by Haley House Bakery Café (12 Dade Street) in partnership with the Roxbury Historical Society
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time: 5pm (dinner) 7pm (program)
Location: Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade Street
The UU Urban Ministry invites you to join us the final thought-provoking discussion about Urban Renewal Then, Gentrification on low-income communities, featuring State Representative Byron Rushing. This event is co-sponsored by the Roxbury Historical Society Space is limited. To register, click here or call 617-318-6010 x 214. Childcare provided upon request.
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 6pm (dinner) 6:30pm(program)
Location: First Church, 10 Putnam Street