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 6:30pmFirst Church in Roxbury10 Putnam Street The Susie King Taylor Memorial Project seeks to honor the life and legacy of Ms. Susie King Taylor, through an updated headstone…

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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…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:00 PM 4:00 PM First Church of Roxbury 10 Putnam Street Roxbury, MA 02119 (map) William Dawes, Jr., is known today only as the other rider who carried news of the British army march to Lexington in April 1775. Like the more famous Paul Revere, Dawes was deeply involved in the…

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Don’t miss the History and Justice Lecture Series  co-sponsored by the Roxbury Historical Society and the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry. First Church in Roxbury – 10 Putnam Street, Eliot Square, Roxbury, MA 02119 Community dinner at 6 PM. Lecture at 6:30 PM. Free and open to the public. January 9, 2017 – Abolition and Slavery in…

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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…

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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  

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The Roxbury History Speaker Series is free and open to the public. All are welcome  Wednesday  October 21 – New Location Through Snow, Strikes and Strain: The Archaeology of Moving Boston Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, School Committee Room 2300 Washington St, Roxbury Talk begins at 7PM.   Bostonians have tackled problems with mass transportation for…

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The Roxbury History Speaker Series is free and open to the public. All are welcome  Wednesday  October 21 Through Snow, Strikes and Strain: The Archaeology of Moving Boston Haley House Bakery Cafe Talk at 7PM.  Come early for dinner and to guarantee seating Bostonians have tackled problems with mass transportation for the past 200 years. Explore…

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Join us Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade St, Boston for The History of the Dearborn School, a slide show narrated by Barry Gaither, Director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists. Barry will also share the story of Louis Mailou Jones, the most famous graduate…

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